USACE selects new access road for Pebble project

Federal officials working toward completion of a final environmental impact statement for the proposed Pebble mine in Southwest Alaska have selected a new 86-mile access route on ground that they say is the least environmentally damaging.

Cordova will send delegate to RNC

Cordova resident Annette Deaton has been selected as one of 29 Alaska delegates to participate in the upcoming Republican National Convention.

SEITC’s chief executive Peterman retires

Officials with the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission have announced the retirement of Tis Peterman, who has served as executive director of SEITC since 2017.

Update: Virus hits 18 more in seven communities

Update: After weeks of a minimal number of people testing positive for the novel coronavirus in Alaska, the number of new cases jumped by 18 in two days, pushing the statewide total by Friday, May 29, to 430, with 367 patients now recovered.

Kodiak City residents feel moderate earthquake in region

People in Kodiak City reported early Saturday, May 23 that they felt a moderate earthquake that struck the Kodiak Island region.

Plans to fix Alaska’s online budget tracker undetermined

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration has announced an online platform used to publicly track Alaska's spending is broken, even as the state is managing a budget deficit and federal coronavirus relief aid.
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Alaska man released from prison accused of quarantine breach

Prosecutors have accused an Alaska man of violating a federal judge's order and breaking his quarantine after securing early release from prison amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Senators want PPE, test kits for firefighters

Senators Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, are urging the federal Coronavirus Task Force to secure personal protective equipment and testing kits for firefighters and federal enforcement personnel engaged in wildlife response.

Commentary: BBB sees sharp uptick in price gouging reports

Reports of price gouging have increased 279 percent since January 2020, according to the latest statistics from the International Association of Better Business Bureaus.

ASMI partners to promote takeout seafood menu

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has launched a promotion to help restaurants in the industry’s changing landscape of food service takeout and delivery with a video series showcasing opportunities to feature seafood to go.

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