Last year, the city spent a lot of money during the pandemic that the Assembly hadn’t originally budgeted for — that’s everything from city busses running for free to standing up an emergency operations center.
Scheduling miners for a vaccine clinic is a bit of challenge, but it could eventually lead to relaxed testing and quarantine protocols for fully-vaccinated miners who arrive in Juneau from out of state.
Some fish, like certain populations of herring, are rebounding more rapidly. But taken altogether, the data paints the picture of an ecosystem still reeling from a warming ocean.
Cook Inlet has some of the largest tides in the world, but so far their energy potential has been left untapped.
Throughout Alaska’s waters, shellfish populations have been in decline for decades — decimated by overfishing in the 1980s and by changing ocean environments in the years since.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced bills to create an “energy independence fund” to finance sustainable energy projects on Friday.
The blowback of Hayden’s ouster was immediate, especially among stakeholders advocating for Indigenous voices in fisheries management.
Despite decades of efforts by various organizations, Sitka has no homeless shelter.
Tom Gamble is determined to see subsistence harvesting of herring eggs continue — by working to protect herring stocks and teaching kids how to harvest eggs. This spring, he shared some of his knowledge in a herring camp for kids.
Federal managers are warning that there may not be enough sockeye salmon to allow a full season of subsistence fishing on the Stikine River.