At least 1 in 3 Alaska villages has no local law enforcement. Sexual abuse runs rampant, public safety resources are scarce, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to cut the budget.
Moscow has been building its military presence in the Arctic, and one Russia scholar says she’s grown increasingly concerned. While Russia’s Arctic ambitions worry regional experts, so do the lack of ambitions on the part of the United States.
A road through a national refuge in Alaska is meant to be for medical evacuations. But a little-known loophole lets it move fish, not just patients.
Alaska’s attorney general and two of the state’s congressional lawmakers are calling on a federal appeals court to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act. A U.S. district court judge struck the law down in October.
Every year, 8 million tons of plastic wash into the oceans. The biggest sources are in Asia. In the Philippines, one man is going head-to-head with multinational corporations to stop the plastic tide.
“I’ve got a lot of people who are saying ‘Lisa, you’ve got to stand with the president. …'” Murkowski said on the Senate floor. “And then I have an equal number that are saying, ‘Please, please, do something to help reopen this government.'”
An eight-year campaign to slash the agency’s budget has left it understaffed, hamstrung and operating with archaic equipment. The result: billions less to fund the government. That’s good news for corporations and the wealthy.
The partial government shutdown won’t end before Dec. 27. Negotiations continue, but President Trump maintains that any bill has to include money for his wall, a demand Democrats still reject.
The Senate voted in favor of legislation that would reduce sentences for some drug crimes and offer training programs for prisoners.
Behind his Nome radio station’s closed doors, Father James Poole was a serial sexual predator. He abused at least 20 women and girls, according to court documents. But the last chapter in his story reveals a new twist in the Catholic abuse scandal: Poole was sent to live out his retirement years on Gonzaga University’s campus in Spokane, Washington.