Alaska State Parks Ranger Jack Ransom said his department got three separate reports Thursday and Friday about a large, aggressive black bear on the Tonsina Creek Trail.
What is now Brackeen v. Haaland began in 2018 as a lawsuit in Texas that challenges ICWA. The lawsuit says the federal law discriminates against non-Native families looking to adopt.
Translator Yeng Tao says it’s getting more and more difficult to find Hmong Alaskans willing to get vaccinated.
Lawmakers must decide whether the state should follow the formula in a 1982 state law or follow a different law that limits how much can be drawn from permanent fund earnings.
Legislation proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy would allow the state to sell subsurface gas-only leases in part of Kachemak Bay so companies could drill into undersea reservoirs from miles away.
A Republican senator has proposed a bill he said would make elections more secure. But it’s raising concerns among advocates for making it easier to vote, who favor a bill proposed by a Democratic House member.
“Our current statute is broken,” said Anchorage Rep. Geran Tarr. “It’s outdated and incomplete.”
Keren Lowell held several positions with the Alaska Council on the Arts over a span of eight years. She and her colleagues lost their jobs in 2019 when Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed the council’s funding.
Despite the increase in population, the state’s growth rate was less than half of the national rate of 7.4% since 2010.
In the past year, as Alaskans changed their habits in response to the pandemic, social media became a lifeline for businesses seeing less foot traffic. But access to online resources hasn’t been equal.