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 By Becky Bohrer    News    July 15, 2021

No new numbers from Dunleavy recall effort

A group seeking Gov. Mike Dunleavy's ouster has yet to gather enough signatures to force a recall election, nearly two years after getting started and with just over a year before the 2022 primary election. Recall Dunleavy Chair Meda DeWitt said the...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    June 17, 2021

Opponents land deal would further block Pebble Mine

An agreement between an Alaska Native village corporation and conservationists would restrict development on lands in the Bristol Bay region where the Pebble Mine developer has proposed a road, a move that could create another obstacle for the...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    June 3, 2021

Administration defends earlier decision to allow North Slope Conoco oil project

Biden administration attorneys are defending a decision made during the Trump administration to approve a major oil project on Alaska’s North Slope. Critics say the action flies in the face of President Joe Biden’s pledges to address climate...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    April 29, 2021

Alaska shares vaccine doses with residents of Stewart, BC

HYDER - Gov. Mike Dunleavy has offered COVID-19 vaccines to residents of the small British Columbia town of Stewart, with hopes it could lead the Canadian government to ease border restrictions...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    April 22, 2021

State will provide airport vaccination shots to help attract tourists

Free COVID-19 vaccinations will be made available at four airports in the state starting June 1, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said April 16 as he unveiled plans aimed at bolstering the state’s pandemic-battered tourist industry. Dunleavy also outlined plans...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    April 22, 2021

Isolated Alaska towns among the leaders in vaccination rates

John Waghiyi remembers rushing his cousin to the clinic in the Bering Sea city of Savoonga in December, worried he was having a possible heart attack while out butchering a bowhead whale. Waghiyi...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    May 7, 2020

Alaska's largest newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s largest newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for its work examining law enforcement in rural communities, a feat coming less than three years after the outlet was rescued from the brink of...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    March 12, 2020

Alaska governor seeks to assert calm over virus concerns

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, seeking to assert calm concerning the new coronavirus threat, said Monday he sees the fall in oil prices as a ``momentary issue’’ that with the stock market will work itself out. The virus has af...

 

Alaska Senate passes state operating budget

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Senate has approved a spending proposal that would cut education funding, reject pay raises for public employees and otherwise make deeper agency cuts than the House. The vote Friday evening was 16-4 and followed...

 

Begich speaks out against proposed Pebble Mine

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has come out against the proposed Pebble Mine, calling the massive gold-and-copper project “the wrong mine in the wrong place for Alaska.’’ In a statement released by his office Monday, Begich said...

 

Petersburg seeks clarification on physicals

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — School officials in Petersburg want clarification on a decades-old law their attorney reads as leaving districts responsible for the cost of school entrance physicals, an interpretation that could have financial implications...

 

Insurance website snags delay Alaska group's work

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ A broker established to help sign Alaskans up for health insurance under the federal health care law is suspending enrollments until problems with the online marketplace are fixed. Enroll Alaska’s chief operating officer,...

 

Timber Payments - Agency taking back federal funds

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service plans to take a portion of the timber payments it has promised or paid out to 22 states, citing federal budget cuts. Collection letters from Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell went out to governors...

 

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