After a nonexistent tourism season, downtown hotels are especially looking forward to the arrival of lawmakers and the opportunity to make up some revenue.
After a decades-long process, the state wants to wrap up the acquisition of land for that road and is prepared to use the force of law if necessary.
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.
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.
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.
According to a timeline of the events written by the Department of Law, the governor’s office did not request a human resources investigation until June 11, at least 68 days after the woman’s supervisor in the governor’s office became aware of the misconduct and informed Ben Stevens, Dunleavy’s chief of staff.
Soldotna Republican Sen. Peter Micciche helped organize a meeting of the Senate Republicans on Nov. 13. He said he’s “very optimistic” that the Republicans will be forming a majority.
For now, Patkotak isn’t committing to any legislative caucus. He says he hopes to take his role as an independent lawmaker seriously.