In 2014, U.S. Coast Guard officers reported a Metlakatla tribal member fishing in a closed area without a state commercial fishing permit. When they boarded the boat they found a few dozen coho salmon, which the skipper reportedly said he intended to sell.
Earlier this month, the Guardian identified assistant attorney general Matthias Cicotte as the person behind an anonymous account posting racist material on social media.
The Ester Community Association is opposing the plan, saying it would have broad impacts on the many Fairbanks-area residents who come to enjoy the area’s underdeveloped forestland and maze of back trails.
A lawsuit claims that Gov. Mike Dunleavy overstepped his authority when he allowed the endowment fund to be swept into the pot of money available for general state spending.
The Division of Motor Vehicles office in Ketchikan is offering limited services while the state agency replaces employees who left this summer.
The Kensington Mine is one of the region’s largest private sector employers with around 360 employees. But in order to stay open through 2033, the mine needs to expand its footprint.
A working group of legislators is weighing whether to recommend amending the state constitution.
A working group of legislators has been meeting to consider ways to close the gap between what the state spends and what it brings in. The group plans to hear public testimony beginning on July 29.
While the account used a pseudonym, the researchers found a trail of evidence regarding Matthias Cicotte’s identity, including photos matching his house’s interior.
The Republican legislators’ concerns have been growing for years. Some members believe that there should be much deeper cuts in state spending and that dividends should be much larger.