While some lawmakers have expressed concern that the governor has issued multiple declarations without the Legislature meeting, no one has sued to try to block them.
George Nelson Jr. lived as one of 600 or so residents of Angoon, where he devoted himself to his community and his family.
Murkowski says she’ll listen carefully to the arguments during the Senate trial and will announce her decision after that.
Alaska’s first state ferry — the Chilkat — broke free of its moorings on Wednesday and sank during a windstorm in Anacortes, Washington.
Thursday’s high winds along with heavy snowfall at higher elevations will increase the possibility of an avalanche reaching Thane Road in the next 24 hours, according to the Department of Transportation.
Democratic lawmakers in Congress have filed a bill that would reverse the Trump administration’s decision to exempt the nation’s largest national forest from the 2001 rule that restricts road-building and other development.
The new relief bill expands eligibility for the loans to include nonprofits, live venues and cultural institutions that have been struggling due to pandemic-forced closures.
The two people that perished last month in a Ketchikan house fire have been identified by the lone survivor. A memorial service is planned for the two victims later this week.
The Haines School District has been through a tumultuous year. The pandemic isolated students socially and the December storms left some without a home. And its beloved kindergarten teacher, Jenae Larson, was lost in a landslide.
The annual fishery didn’t happen at all in 2019 and 2020. Most of the herring were young and too small to meet international market demands, and the pandemic posed other challenges in 2020.
The new owner says it will continue to operate plants in Dillingham, King Cove, Port Moller and Valdez, along with support facilities in Naknek and Sand Point. Its headquarters are in Bellevue, Wash.
So far, the federal government has distributed more than 35,000 doses to Alaska tribes — on top of the 78,000 doses it’s delivered to Alaska’s state government. And more than 250,000 doses have been dedicated to tribes nationwide through the Indian Health Service.
A Spanish firm offered a pair of bids worth $4.6 million for the Chenega and Fairweather, which the state bought for a combined $68 million.
“A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears” is a new book by Juneau writer and wilderness guide Bjorn Dihle. It combines a sweeping historical perspective with Dihle’s own experience and interviews with others in the field.
If approved, the board would make time to recognize Tlingit people as the land’s original inhabitants before opening its meetings.
The tribal health corporation has been able to rapidly expand vaccine eligibility for two reasons. First, it received more doses than expected. Second, many people declined to take it.
National Weather Service climate researcher Brian Brettschneider spoke with Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove to explain the storm that brought the lowest atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the North Pacific.
The report looked at a range of data, including daily case counts, rates of transmission, survey data and Google mobility reports, which show general patterns of movement in the community.
Ketchikan’s Superintendent Beth Lougee is taking time off. That’s following the sudden death of her husband on Sunday.