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Governor Bill Walker shakes hands with Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott after signing an Administrative Order on Climate Change, at the State Capitol in Juneau, Alaska, October 31, 2017.

State supports exploration, development in ANWR

Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott are urging Congress to support oil and gas exploration and development in non-wilderness areas of the...

Education, transportation concerns loom large

Budget cuts impacting education and transportation, as Alaska struggles with a fiscal crisis, head the list of concerns of community leaders and legislators representing...

Oil and gas industry employment drops

State labor officials say Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 6.8 percent in November, essentially unchanged from October’s revised 6.9 percent, while the...

Bag limits up for canvasbacks, snow geese, brant

An increase in daily bag limits for canvasback ducks, snow geese and brant will be in effect when the waterfowl hunting season opens Sept....

Army to send 1,200 Alaska-based soldiers to Afghanistan

ANCHORAGE — The U.S. Army is set to send about 1,200 Alaska-based soldiers to Afghanistan this week to advise the country's security forces.The soldiers...

Support for rural health care passes Senate

Legislation to support telemedicine programs that connect health providers with patients in rural communities passed unanimously in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 29, and...

Proposed legislation would affect federal lands, waters

Federal legislation reintroduced as the Improved National Monument DesignationProcess Act would require that the president of the United States receive approval from state legislators...

Walker reacts to negative CreditWatch

A decision by Standard & Poor to put Alaska’s credit ratings on negative CreditWatch is concerning and disappointing, but comes as no surprise, says...

Comment now on winter ferry schedule

Written comments are being accepted through July 30 by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities as part of the public review of the Alaska Marine Highway...

Spectacled eider project will estimate global population

A new Interior Department research project, to include the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, will estimate the global population of threatened spectacled eiders, and...




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