The number of such deaths last year was more than double the figure in 2013.
The salmon runs are central to people’s lives in many ways. The economy has developed around the commercial fishery, and fish also provide food for the winter.
The cost to rent a home or apartment has gone up in Alaska during the pandemic, according to state economists.
The EPA announced it will resume the process that could result in blocking the proposed Pebble gold mine.
Last week, the Interior Department directed the Bureau of Land Management to review the NPR-A management plan for compliance with President Biden’s climate goals.
Haaland was due to visit in mid-September, particularly to meet leaders in King Cove.
Alaska State Troopers said in an online report that the five passengers “were not following flight attendant instructions related to mask use and were using foul language during the flight.”
The issue could lead to the state spending from funds that most lawmakers want to protect for the future. Or it could go without paying some of its bills — but the Legislature would have to agree to a change for it to be legal.
More large ships are coming to the Alaska market, and Sitka now has a place to put them.
Participants at a town hall forum discussed Southeast Alaska infrastructure projects — like energy projects and ferry funding — that could become possible with new funding.