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LEGISLATURE - Special session called for budget, Erin's Law, Medicaid

Gov. Bill Walker has called for a special session of the Alaska Legislature to pass a fully funded state budget and consider pending legislation for [...]

Waiting To Begin

Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Dillingham have begun aerial surveys to determine when to initiate the 2015 season for the [...]

Fish Talks

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has announced upcoming meetings of its salmon committee on April 29, and the institute's board of directors on [...]

Processing Capacity

Copper River Seafoods has expanded its processing facilities in Bristol Bay with the acquisition of Naknek facilities formerly known as Extreme [...]

Employment Fluctuation in Alaska

State labor officials say Alaska\'s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.5 percent in March, up slightly from February\'s 6.3 percent. The [...]

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

House Bill 135, giving state employees a new deferred compensation option to diversify their retirement savings has been approved by the 29th Alaska [...]

HB 179

House Bill 179, to allow the donation of fish and game to food service programs, got stalled in the House committee process, and will be taken up [...]

Revised listings under ESA proposed for humpbacks

Federal fisheries officials are calling the overall rebounding populations of humpback whales an Endangered Species Act success story and proposing [...]

War games

A group of concerned citizens gathered earlier this week at Mt. Eccles Elementary School to discuss the U.S. Navy\'s "Northern Edge" joint [...]

LEGISLATIVE REQUEST

A dozen Alaska legislators whose constituencies depend on soundly managed halibut stocks are urging federal fisheries managers to reduce halibut [...]

Adopted

Gov. Bill Walker was adopted into the Kaagwaantaan clan on April 17, during the 80th assembly of Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of [...]

Attention Copper River gillnet fisherman!

A pilot program aims to assess the overall fitness and unique health risks faced by the Copper River gillnet fleet. The study is being conducted by a [...]

Don't sink our town!

An unusual event took place earlier this week. There was a traffic jam in town. Just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, an estimated 200 Cordovans jammed the [...]

RESTRICTED OPERATORS

Coast Guard officials in Anchorage have issued a clarification statement on new regulations on the restricted operator of uninspected passenger vessel [...]

Safety First

Ted Teske of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health was back at ComFish 2015 in Kodiak again in early April, to advocate for safety [...]

Changes coming for salmon bycatch, GOA sablefish fishery

Big changes are in the works to stem the tide of salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock fishery and the growing competition for sablefish in the [...]

Search suspended after pilot's remains found

Coast Guard rescuers suspended their search for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince William Sound after his remains were found, officials said [...]

HUNTING, FISHING FEES

Legislation to update certain hunting and fishing licenses for residents and nonresidents passed the Alaska House on April 15 and moved to the Senate [...]

PROTESTING OFFSHORE DRILLING

Royal Dutch Shell PLC filed suit in federal court in Anchorage on April 7, seeking to end a boarding of a drill rig heading for Seattle by six [...]

EPA rulemaking proposal draws divided responses

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed federal Clean Water Rule, aimed at protecting critical streams and wetlands, drew both criticism and [...]