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 By Larry Persily    News    April 8, 2021 

House tries again to bring back two Wrangell state jobs

State department operating budgets before the House Finance Committee this week for the fiscal year that starts July 1 include funding to restore the commercial fisheries position in Wrangell and...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 8, 2021 

Legislature waits on federal rules for pandemic funds

While Alaska legislators await federal rules for how the state can spend the almost $1.2 billion in federal pandemic relief funds headed this way, communities are waiting to see their allocations...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 8, 2021 

'Big shift' from oil to investment state, lawmaker says

Back when the North Slope was pumping 2 million barrels of crude a day at its peak in 1988, and even for years after, oil provided upward of 90% of state general fund revenues in good years. But that...

 

State says sinking Malaspina could save money long term

Alaska state transportation officials are contemplating sinking a ferry to save money. The Department of Transportation has considered turning the Malaspina into an artificial reef. The ship is one...

 

State may provide COVID vaccinations at 4 airports

JUNEAU (AP) - The state health department is floating the idea of providing COVID-19 vaccinations to travelers at Alaska's busiest airports with the summer tourism and fishing seasons looming. The...

 

State and others file in support of roadless rule exemption for Tongass

JUNEAU (AP) - The state of Alaska and several other groups have filed to defend the Tongass National Forest’s 5-month-old exemption from a nationwide rule that limits development on federal land. The filing fights back against a group of tribal, en...

 

Legislators push back against proposal to close DMV offices

JUNEAU (AP) - A plan by the governor to close six Division of Motor Vehicles offices and contract with private companies to provide services has been met with resistance from the state Legislature. Under the proposal, the state would save money but...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 18, 2021

Legislators, governor differ on ferry system advisory board

Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to create a new state ferry system advisory board with one state official and 10 public members to replace an existing advisory panel, similar to a separate proposal from...

 

Eagle River, Wasilla lawmakers resist Legislature's rule requiring face masks

Though Eagle River Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold made peace with legislative leadership and wore a face mask for the Senate floor session on Monday, Wasilla Republican Rep. Christopher Kurka removed h...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 11, 2021

State budget problem worse than it looks, legislative analyst says

Federal pandemic relief aid, one-time funding sources - some of doubtful legal authority - and other salves to ease the state budget pain in the fiscal year that starts July 1 only mask the underlying...

 

Editorial: The governor needs to read the calendar

Alaska is in a fiscal mess and Gov. Mike Dunleavy is making it worse. The state has spent almost all of its easily accessible savings. Budget cuts have hit hard at essentials such as the ferry...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 11, 2021

Alaska Fish Factor: Survey will ask Alaska fishermen, processors about COVID costs

It’s likely that no other fishing regions of the world reach out for stakeholder input as much as Alaska does to gather policy-shaping ground truth by state and federal managers and organizations. That’s demonstrated by two new surveys — one...

 

Governor completes COVID isolation period

JUNEAU (AP) - Gov. Mike Dunleavy has said he is feeling better after contracting the coronavirus last month. Though his voice still gets slightly hoarse if he talks for too long, his other symptoms are now mild, he said Friday. He had a bad...

 

Judge dismisses Metlakatla Indian Community fishing rights lawsuit

A federal judge on Feb. 17 dismissed a lawsuit arguing that tribal members of Alaska’s sole Native reserve — on Annette Island, south of Ketchikan — should not need state permits to fish outside the reserve’s marine boundaries. Public radio...

 

Governor says senator's pandemic accusations 'not based on fact'

Gov. Mike Dunleavy said his administration will no longer respond to or participate in hearings led by Sen. Lora Reinbold, telling the fellow Republican in a withering letter Feb. 18 that she has used her position to “misrepresent” the state’s...

 

State disaster declaration ends, airport COVID testing now optional

Testing for COVID-19 will continue at the Wrangell airport, and at other airports throughout Alaska, even though the state pandemic disaster declaration expired Sunday. However, the testing will be...

 

Legislators will want a say in spending additional federal pandemic aid

More than $6.5 billion in federal funding for pandemic relief has already been authorized for individuals, communities, school districts, businesses, health-safety programs, government agencies, the...

 

Guest Commentary: Alaska needs federal help - and a lot of advertising

By Frank Murkowski The Canadian government recently announced that cruise ship arrivals and departures from Canadian ports will be cancelled until February 2022 - the news is a shock to our entire...

 

Wrangell not listed in governor's proposed bond issue

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is asking lawmakers to put before voters this summer a $356 million bond issue for projects across the state. The governor wants a special election - rather than waiting until the n...

 

State proposes federal funding for gas pipeline project

JUNEAU - A state corporation is seeking almost $4.5 billion in federal funding to help build a $5.9 billion pipeline to move North Slope natural gas to Fairbanks. The project is being promoted as the first phase of the state-sponsored $38 billion...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    February 4, 2021

Governor wants summer advisory vote on PFD

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is asking legislators for $2 million in state funds to hold a special election this summer, to ask voters their opinion of a Permanent Fund dividend that would average $2,400 a...

 

Governor needs a plan, not a poker face

The governor had a chance to talk honestly about taxes when he announced his 10-year budget plan last month. He had a second chance Jan. 28 with his State of the State speech. Sadly, he failed both...

 

Fish Factor: Southeast gets small boost in halibut catch limit

Pacific halibut harvesters received some rare good news last week: Increased catches in 2021, along with a longer fishing season. At its annual meeting that ended Jan. 25, the International Pacific...

 

Juneau has lost 1,300 residents since 2015

JUNEAU (AP) - More people are leaving the city of Juneau than arriving because of state budget cuts and declining state jobs, labor officials said. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development estimates more than 1,300 people have moved o...

 

FROM THE PUBLISHER

It's good that President Joe Biden and members of Congress, Gov. Mike Dunleavy and members of the Alaska Legislature are all talking about doing more to help people hurt financially by the COVID-19 pa...

 

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