Meals Reservoir has fallen to 6 feet below the spillway. The reservoir, shown Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, has been a critical resource in keeping Cordova supplied with water. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

USACE urged to improve partnership with tribal communities

Two members of Congress serving on House committees dealing with water resources are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve its relationship with tribal communities as they work to resolve local water resources issues.
The M/V Aurora departs the Cordova Ferry Terminal. (July 21, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Ferry system still short of hiring target for summer schedule

Alaska ferry system and Department of Transportation officials plan to gather this week in Ketchikan to consider options for fulfilling the advertised summer schedule amid a continuing shortage of onboard crew.

Alaska Legislature stands with Ukraine

Alaska legislators are taking a strong stand in demanding Russia immediately cease all hostilities against Ukraine and urging that at a national level the...

House passes budget championing education

Alaska’s House of Representatives has passed an operating budget investing heavily in the state’s education system, plus funds for essential services and to help residents recover from inflation and high energy prices.

House, Senate Finance Committees release their capital budgets

The Finance Committees in the Alaska House and Senate have released their capital budget, neither of which has moved out of committee, although there...

Bruce’s Law would help combat fentanyl epidemic

Legislation introduced in Congress on Wednesday, June 8, would boost federal prevention and educational efforts on the dangers of drugs laced with the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which has caused many deaths nationwide.

Alaska VA Healthcare System Act honors Mary Louise Rasmuson

Legislation signed into law on Jan. 5 by President Joe Biden officially renames the Alaska VA Healthcare System in memory of the late Cl....

Legislation supports women’s rights to choose

A bipartisan group of four U.S. senators, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, recently reintroduced legislation to protect women’s rights to access both contraception and...

Bipartisan bill would provide patients with safe access to treatments

Eighteen members of Congress, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, are supporting legislation that they say places reasonable limits on use of step therapy and...

Legislators are focused on education, state employee concerns, budget

By Alaska Senate President Gary Steven, R-KodiakHello from Juneau.The legislative session is now at the halfway mark and the work in the Capitol continues...
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