That would allow them to put $35 million into the a fund that could later benefit the Ambler Road Project, which they’re also scheduled to vote on.
Legislators who represent the bulk of Alaska’s villages are asking the state’s congressional delegation to try to extend the deadline for Alaskans to get REAL ID-compliant identification.
The Alaska School Activities Association canceled this year’s state basketball and cheerleading tournaments due to concerns over the coronavirus. They had previously been postponed.
A bill that would substantially reform the state’s Village Public Safety Officer Program received public testimony last week from various Native leaders across the state.
If convicted, Jayson Knox faces 10-years to life in prison.
A warmer climate in the area is having an effect on permafrost and vegetation that caribou eat.
Residents of the Northwest Arctic village of Noorvik, where there is no village public safety officer, say their town is feeling increasingly unsafe.
One researcher says now is a key time for studies on Arctic Ocean conditions, before hotter temperatures from climate change become the new normal.
State lawmakers heard testimony last week from rural Alaska leaders who are concerned about getting REAL IDs for their communities.
John Lincoln, the Alaska state representative who represents the Northwest Arctic and North Slope boroughs, says he will not run for reelection.