A consultant framed geographic bubbles as a possibility. You take a map, draw a line and seal a section of town off from the rest of the community. To get in or out, workers would need to go through the same precautions as cruise ship passengers — testing, temperature checks and so on.
The Trump administration is close to auctioning off drilling rights for the land in northeast Alaska — potentially just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January. But to what degree will the industry participate?
On Monday night, the Assembly passed $2.3 million in CARES Act funding to create another grant program for businesses and another $2 million for grants to individuals impacted by the pandemic.
Liz Snyder of Anchorage is the only Democrat, as well as the only woman of 13 new legislators.
In an order issued Wednesday, Judge Sharon L. Gleason wrote that federal officials had taken both conservation and public safety concerns into account when it approved Kake’s out-of-season hunt. She also noted that when federal officials reached out to state wildlife managers, they didn’t respond.
“President Trump has had the opportunity to litigate his claims, and the courts have thus far found them without merit,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski said in a statement.
One of the leading vaccines has to be stored at minus 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and once it’s thawed, it lasts just five days in a refrigerator. That timeline could prove hard to meet for villages that are only accessible by air and can face weather-related delays.
Alaska state flags were lowered to half mast Friday in honor of Jalmar “Jay” Kerttula, the only state legislator to serve as both senate president and speaker of the house.
Not only were fishermen catching fewer fish, in many cases they were getting paid less for them. Processors faced steep bills for implementing COVID mitigation strategies, and the value of sockeye was the lowest it’s been in more than 10 years.
Text messages and meeting notes show that behind the scenes, leaders of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources have been collaborating with Pebble to create the final piece of Pebble’s application.