The vote of 37-20 fell short of the 45 votes needed.
The Coast Guard is recommending other communications systems as a backup, like satellite phones or texting devices, emergency beacons or even cellphones where there’s service.
Though Bethel musher Pete Kaiser was met with a huge welcome from the hometown crowd, the real excitement came later, with dramatic sprints to the finish and an unexpected marriage proposal.
A LifeMed medevac flight went into the water after taking off from Unalaska Airport on Jan. 16. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause of the crash.
In an interview, Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he’s open to working with the Legislature to solve much of Alaska’s long-term budget problem.
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.
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.
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.
Juneau resident Libby Bakalar served in the Alaska attorney general’s office until December 2018, when she was fired by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration.
A legislative working group has come up with recommendations that Alaska lawmakers hope will solve some of the issues with the VPSO program.