Taxis are a main form of transportation to and from medical appointments for people who travel to Bethel for health care. But one cab company owner says the Medicaid vouchers were too expensive.
The Yukon produces a lot of renewable energy. And they have a surplus in the summer months, when cruise ships are in port at Skagway.
“Asking the governor to shill for them, right? It’s extraordinary,” Heimer said. “The governor is giving a sales pitch, on behalf of a foreign mining corporation.”
The breakdown of the Alaska Marine Highway System has Southeast Alaska businesses scrambling for alternative ways to send their products out of town.
If a proposed schedule goes into effect, regular ferry service to Cordova won’t resume until May 20, after the town’s tourism and fishing seasons begin.
BP announced it will donate the BP Energy Center property and building to The Alaska Community Foundation. The foundation has agreed to maintain the center as a free meeting space for at least the next 20 years.
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has extended its deadline to March 12. It’s the second delay this year.
After Goldman Sachs announced it would not finance oil drilling in the Arctic, Gov. Mike Dunleavy suggested he could cut off the millions of dollars a year that the state pays the Wall Street firm. Now Goldman is playing defense: Last week, it hired a Juneau lobbyist to represent its interests in Alaska.
It was the first time Alaskans could provide in-person comments to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska about one of the state’s biggest oil industry deals.
“People in Kodiak, we want to have this wild, natural life, but then we also kind of miss those bits of civilization, such as chain restaurants.”