At the end of last year’s legislative session, Juneau found itself on the hook for more than $5 million in cost shifts from the state.
An intrastate case raised grand legal questions about poor, rural Alaskans’ access to the justice system. Yet it was also an exercise in budgetary semantics with almost no practical effect — except for running up publicly funded legal bills.
Depicting a cannon aimed over Sitka Sound at something that looks like a Tlingit fort, the seal evokes a painful past for many in the community. Now, the Sitka Assembly is getting behind a proposal to redesign it.
Juneau’s definition of “frigid” isn’t the same as Fairbanks’ or Kotzebue’s. But one thing unites many Alaskans on a crisp winter day: the burning desire to go outdoors.
A LifeMed medevac flight crashed into the water Thursday morning near Unalaska shortly after taking off from the island’s airport. No one was seriously hurt.
Community members might not be amenable to a new facility that would attract massive gas tankers to Southeast Alaska.
Only 500 feet from the shoreline, the ice thinned to just an inch and a half. Anything less than 4 inches is considered dangerous.
From the Bering Sea to the North Slope, a take-and-bake pizza shop in Anchorage is flying pizzas hundreds of miles to the farthest corners of Alaska.
Below-average temperatures in Southeast Alaska have put a freeze on an important transportation link in the region.
The Dunleavy administration commissioned the report last spring and received it in the fall. But the state wouldn’t release it until Wednesday’s Marine Transportation Advisory Board meeting.