Pratt museum celebrates art inspired by musical works

Art in response to music inspired by wilderness is in the spotlight through May 25 at Homer’s Pratt Museum, in its new big exhibition under the leadership of Jennifer Gibbins, who joined the museum as executive director in late 2019.

Western Alaska science conference set for April 2-4

Fisheries, rural education, arts, culture and the social and ecological impacts of climate change are on the agenda for the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference, set for April 2-4 in Dillingham.

Navy invites comment on GOA training environmental analysis

U.S. Navy officials are inviting public comment through March 11 in development of the supplemental environmental impact statement/overseas environmental impact statement related to military training activities, in advance of future war games in the Gulf of Alaska.

Houston Republicans join Cordova in demanding rule changes

Republicans in Houston, Alaska are following Cordova’s lead in demanding changes to party rules.

Legislative subcommittee approves $18.7M for AMHS

Members of a House budget subcommittee working on the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ budget voted today to add $18.7 million into the Alaska Marine Highway System budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Dunleavy proposes lottery amid budget woes

Alaska, long-reliant on oil and in search of options amid a persistent budget deficit, may turn to the lottery for help.

REAL ID processing becomes available at Anchorage airport

State officials have added Anchorage International Airport as a new location for processing REAL ID applications in advance of the Oct. 1 deadline for having a federally acceptable ID to board a federally regulated commercial aircraft.

Trump budget proposal slashes funding for Denali Commission

The federal budget proposal by the Trump administration would cut an Alaska program that has helped improve farms, docks and other rural infrastructure.

Nominations sought for volunteer awards

Nominations are being accepted through March 1 for the 2020 First Lady’s Volunteer Awards, a tribute to those who have made extraordinary contributions within Alaska’s communities and the state.

Salmonfest 2020 tickets on sale

Blues, folk and rock n roll musician Shakey Groves is on tap, along with the Indy/folk band The National Parks, and bluegrass masters Dusty Green Bones for Salmonfest 2020, three days of love, peace and music July 31-Aug. 2 on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

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