Step aboard the MV LeConte, where a single trip last week showed how Southeast Alaska residents have knit the state’s ferries into their lives — and how they would adapt if the ships stopped running.
An independent political group with money from a national Republican organization is running radio ads boosting conservative candidates in Anchorage’s local school board races.
On remote St. Paul Island, federal rules have restricted subsistence hunting for years, forcing residents to buy expensive groceries. New rules could take effect soon, but opponents worry about a declining local seal population.
Alaska regulators say Mary Ann Pruitt, Dunleavy’s contract communications director, must disclose the clients of her advertising and political consulting firm. Pruitt earns $15,417 per month working for the governor’s office, even as she remains the sole owner and president of PS Strategies.
The governor’s proposed budget presents Alaskans with a tough question: Do they want to slash spending to pay for larger PFDs? In the Mat-Su, north of Anchorage, you can find Alaskans on both sides of the debate.
Alaska Republican Gov. Michael Dunleavy has formally disbanded the task force formed by his predecessor to guide the state’s response to global warming.
Two veterans of Alaska politics have signed contracts to work with Gov. Dunleavy, and one of them is keeping her ownership of her advertising, marketing and political strategy firm even as she works as the governor’s acting communications director.
Gov. Michael Dunleavy was elected on a pledge to cut the state budget. But his proposal still finds room for budget boosts for a handful of items, from state courts to oil tax credits to a Denali State Park visitors center.
Gov. Dunleavy’s power to reduce Alaska’s budget only goes so far — there are legal and political obstacles that stand between the governor and his goal of a balanced budget.
Alaska’s schools, universities, health care programs and ferry system all would see huge spending cuts under a new budget proposed Wednesday morning by Republican Gov. Michael Dunleavy.