New acreage will be for cultural, historic preservation uses

Chugach Alaska Corp. has purchased over 150 acres of surface and subsurface estate at Point Martin at the edge of the Copper River Delta and transferred the property to the Chugach Heritage Foundation for future cultural and historic preservation uses.

Morris named as new CFO for Koniag subsidiary

Koniag Government Services has announced the promotion of Jeannette Morris to chief financial officer of the Chantilly, Virginia firm, which provides professional services to federal government agencies.

Effort to recall Dunleavy begins anew

Statewide efforts to oust Gov. Mike Dunleavy are underway with renewed effort to garner the remaining 22,000 petition signatures allowing for a special election in 2021.

Alaska National Guard to provide aid for Biden inauguration

About 80 Alaska National Guard members volunteered to provide assistance for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

Comments sought on proposed Cook Inlet lease sale

Plans for a proposed 2021 oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet were announced on Wednesday, Jan. 13, along with a notice from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management soliciting comment on those plans through March 1.

Interior road maintenance stations reopened

Two state road maintenance stations have reopened to improve highway safety during the winter, state officials announced on Monday, Jan. 11.

Dunleavy challenges USACE decision denying Pebble permit

A decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a critical permit for the proposed Pebble mine in Southwest Alaska is being challenged by the Dunleavy administration, which says that decision has far reaching implications for development of the state’s resources.

Supreme Court will review Native corporations CARES Act cases

Several Alaska Native corporations challenging a federal appeals court decision denying them eligibility for the Coronavirus Relief Fund tribal set-aside under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act will have their case reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Education, fisheries bills are a priority for Stevens, Stutes

In advance of the upcoming legislative session a number of bills are being pre-filed, including fisheries and education bills by Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes, both R-Kodiak.

Update: Statewide COVID-19 infections reach 52,222

Update: Infections of the novel coronavirus in Alaska have reached 52,222, with 130 new cases and one new death confirmed on Tuesday, Jan. 19, by state health officials.

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