Poll workers said they felt prepared to help voters navigate both ranked choice voting and the open primary on the other side of the ballot.
Whether cruise lines will return to Alaska this summer remains an open question, but hope appears to be fading.
More than five weeks after the declaration expired, Dunleavy and some legislators disagree with other lawmakers over whether to bring the disaster declaration back.
Supporters say the bill would allow health care providers to continue to offer alternate sites for screening and testing and continue to use telemedicine during the pandemic.
Unalaska’s port director says attempts to eliminate the Aleutians from the AMHS route have been ongoing for about two years.
A working group to reboot the cruise industry in Alaska is in the works, says Alaska’s commissioner for health and social services. But those working most closely with the cruise industry say they’re not in the loop.
The dispute highlights how the lingering uncertainty has allowed Dunleavy and local leaders to sidestep a difficult political decision that could save lives.
It doesn’t appear that any state has intentionally ended its emergency orders.
All Alaska communities had to do to receive the first round of state funding was to sign a grant agreement and pass a resolution accepting the grants.
But some of the state’s largest local governments may not have the legal authority to do that.