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Time is now to resolve Alaska’s great contradictions

We have the largest reserves of natural gas and renewable energy potential in the United States, yet we have the second-highest energy costs in the nation, Gov. Mike Dunleavy writes.

Fish Factor: Bycatch Review Task Force hard at work

Gotta give the Dunleavy Administration credit for being the first to try and get to the bottom of one of Alaska’s most troubling fishing issues: bycatch.

Capitol Report: Alaska House debates budget bill

Hello again from Juneau. The legislative session is approaching the two-month mark and we are seeing many bills progressing through committees in both bodies, the most important being the 2023 Fiscal Year budget bill (House Bill-281).

Nomination period opens for First Lady’s awards

Nominations are being accepted through March 10 for the 2022 First lady’s Volunteer Awards, a state tradition established in 1975 by the late First Lady Bella Hammond, to recognized volunteers who have made an extraordinary contribution within Alaska communities and the state.

Coastal legislators dislike governor’s spending plan for ferries

Though they say the level of funding for the state ferry system in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 is adequate, coastal legislators don’t like that the governor wants to use one-time federal money to pay the bills, eliminating almost 95% of state funding.

Walker: Alaska cannot afford to let Dunleavy kill its golden goose...

Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker writes: "I fear the recent decision by the Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees to fire Executive Director Angela Rodell, abruptly and without explanation, is an example of a pivotal decision that threatens to derail progress in Alaska with wide-ranging implications for the fund and the dividend going forward."

Education board considers new Native language opportunities

Public comment is being sought by the Alaska State Board of Education and Early Development on regulations on Native languages, teacher certification and assessment participation guidelines.

Commentary: Dunleavy’s corrupt misuse of public funds is rampant

By now, Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s “creative” use of his office is well known. Like him or not, it’s clear he uses public resources in ways that none of his predecessors have. He’s directed jobs and lucrative no-bid contracts to wealthy donors and their families.

Walker joins Anchorage law firm

Former Gov. Bill Walker has joined the Anchorage law firm now to be known as Brena, Bell & Walker, where he will continue his...

Commentary: Defend the PFD and fund – or lose them both

By Dr. Jack Hickel For The Cordova TimesAlaska is at a crossroads. Voters need to know our government is redefining the purpose of the Alaska...
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