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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...

Two nominated to represent Alaska on North Pacific Fisheries Management Council

One woman has been renominated and another woman nominated by the Dunleavy administration to represent Alaska on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council.

Text delivers good news for Waterbody business owner

The owner of a Wrangell company that makes body care products learned by a text that she had won the grand prize at a state competition for commercial goods made or derived from Alaska seafood.

Capitol Report: Budget remains key legislative focus

Sen. Gary Stevens: With the legislative session now in its sixth week, there is a lot happening in the Capitol. Of course, the major item on our agenda is the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. Although it is too early to say what it will look like, the Finance Committees in both legislative bodies are meeting with the governor’s finance experts and commissioners to gather information that will be used in the budget process.

Legislature considers restoring, raising sportfishing guide, operator fees

A bill that would restore the state licensing fee on sportfishing guides and operators — which expired in 2018 — is slowly working its way through the Legislature.

Legislators cautious of overreliance on high oil prices

In a break from past practice, the Alaska Department of Revenue this year will provide monthly updates to legislators whenever projected oil prices — and state revenues — move up or down more than 10%.

Legislative Update: Our fiscal reality remains fundamentally unchanged

Rep. Louise Stutes: With an influx of billions of federal dollars and the price of oil at over $80 per barrel, the next few legislative sessions represent a generational opportunity for Alaska.

Special session of 32nd Legislature gets underway

The 32nd Alaska Legislature is currently in special session. On the agenda for the special session are the Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget and Mental Health Budget, as well as Governor Dunleavy’s proposed constitutional amendments regarding the Permanent Fund.

Fisherman evacuated northeast of St. Paul

An injured crewman aboard a fishing vessel 50 miles northeast of St. Paul was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter crew on May 10 after he a storage crate fell on him as he stacked fish pans, causing a leg injury.

Lawsuit challenges Tongass timber sale

Eight conservation groups sued the U.S. Forest Service in federal district court in Anchorage on May 7 to halt a massive timber sale that includes acres of old growth timber in Tongass National Forest, contending violations of the National Environmental Policy Act.
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