Alaska lawmakers want a say in how the state spends more than $1 billion from a new federal aid package, a year after largely ceding decision-making on a prior pandemic-related relief package to Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
On Friday, March 26th, Governor Mike Dunleavy sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing his intent to have Alaska manage 800,000 miles of rivers and 30 million acres of lakes in the state that are currently under federal control.
Thirteen states sued the Biden administration Wednesday to end a suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water and to reschedule canceled sales of leases in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska waters and western states.
The Fairbanks International Airport is expecting a record number passengers flying in over the summer. The increase comes as the airport will be welcoming new airlines and new flights from existing airlines that service Fairbanks.
Biden administration officials stressed that the Thursday meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and their Chinese counterparts Wang Yi and Yang Jiechi is part of their larger approach to formulating their strategy toward China and the region.
The Alaska Department of Transportation closed a portion of the Richardson Highway between Paxon and Trims DOT maintenance camps on Sunday for around 12 hours due to drifting, blowing snow and snow slides that made travel unsafe.
Former state lawmaker Katie Hurley, who also served as Chief Clerk to Alaska's Constitutional Convention, and held a variety of other positions in Alaska's formative statehood and territorial years, has died at age 99.
Sen. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, has responded to a scathing letter from the governor that accused her of spreading COVID-19 misinformation and misrepresenting the state of Alaska’s pandemic response
It was announced on Wednesday that Alaska Congressman Don Young has been named by his colleagues, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
According to a press conference from Governor Mike Dunleavy on Sunday, travelers flying into Alaska from out of state will no longer be required to receive a negative COVID-19 test before entering the state.
An Alaska department plans to investigate the issuance of “3REICH” personalized license plates, while a spokesperson for Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Dunleavy removed a member of Alaska’s Human Rights Commission for comments she made about the controversy.
Following President Donald Trump’s impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives on January 13th, Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan released statements on social media giving their thoughts on the vote.
A recent sale gave travelers between Fairbanks and Anchorage a chance to buy tickets for just under $60 one way. The sale was started by Ravn Alaska when they announced low airfares to various Alaskan destinations. A on-way ticket between Fairbanks and Anchorage was $59 during the sale. Alaska Airlines quickly responded by offering one-way airfare between Alaska’s two largest cities for $57.
By Associated Press and MARK THIESSEN and ALAN FRAM
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday that President Donald Trump should resign, making her the first Republican senator to say he should leave office as backlash grows against his goading of violent supporters who stormed the Capitol.
The Anchorage office of the FBI issued a statement Thursday related to the violence in the U.S. Capital Wednesday. Asking those that might have information about federal crimes that were committed in the U.S. Capital on Wednesday, to share that information with the FBI.
Attorneys for Alaska are asking a judge to strike down provisions of law dealing with government appointments amid a dispute between Gov. Mike Dunleavy and lawmakers who did not meet to consider his picks for his Cabinet, boards and commissions.