The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is the second largest region in the United States without access to broadband internet, but not for much longer.
Gov. Bill Walker has appointed his Arctic policy adviser to lead the state’s Washington, D.C., office. Craig Fleener will continue advising Walker on Arctic issues.
Alaska officials, municipal and Native corporation representatives, and top Coast Guard officers are attending the third annual Arctic Encounter Symposium in Seattle.
Craig Fleener, Gov. Bill Walker’s special assistant on Arctic policy, says Alaska communities could better adjust to climate change if hunting and fishing rules become more flexible.
In his first State of the State address to the Legislature, Gov. Bill Walker spoke broadly of the need to address the state’s financial shortfall and the importance of building a natural gas pipeline.