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.
The Alaska COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force is opening up appointment scheduling and vaccination clinics for Alaskans 65 years of age and older on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at noon, with appointments starting Monday, Jan. 11.
Governor Mike Dunleavy has directed the Alaska Department of Law to draft an executive order reorganizing the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services into two distinct executive branch departments
The Trump administration on Wednesday effectively killed a contentious proposed mine in Alaska, a gold and copper prospect named Pebble Mine, near the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.
The federal government announced plans Wednesday to lift restrictions on logging and building roads in a pristine rainforest in Alaska that provides habitat for wolves, bears and salmon. Conservation groups vowed to fight the decision.
Some legislative candidates are talking about using the Power Cost Equalization Fund as a source of revenue to bridge the state’s fiscal gap, and rural legislators are nervous the fund could be eliminated.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy continues to insist Alaska law prevents him from talking about how he handled misconduct by the state’s top law enforcement official, even after the release of a nonpartisan legal opinion confirming the law does not require his silence.
Late last week, National Park Service (NPS) wildlife staff from Denali National Park and Preserve (Denali) euthanized a grizzly bear which had gained access to human food, and whose behavior and actions posed a safety concern for the people and properties in the Kantishna/Wonder Lake area.
Byron Mallott invited a woman to a meeting at a hotel in 2018 in which Alaska’s then-lieutenant governor said he was attracted to her and expressed hope she felt the same, she told the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica of the events that led to Mallott’s resignation.
The Alaska Marine Highway System is slated to lose roughly $45 million in revenue due largely to the COVID-19 pandemic seeing summer ridership plummet. Winter ferry service is being cut back as a result of those losses.
Caribou harvest Zones 1 (Fortymile) and 4 (White Mountain) in the first 19 days of the season is expected to meet the quota of 4,000 caribou for those zones. The state hunting season is scheduled to remain open in Zones 2 and 3.
The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. For public health reasons, the temporary restriction on all optional or discretionary travel at the Canada-United States (U.S.) border remains in place.
BP announced Wednesday it has closed part of its planned $5.6 billion sale of assets and operations in Alaska to Hilcorp, including the transfer of leases in the Prudhoe Bay oil field and Point Thomson gas field.
The Anchorage city attorney said Monday a memo from Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, exempting state buildings from a city mask order meant to guard against the coronavirus, “unnecessarily risks” the health of residents who work for or do business with state agencies.
The mayor of Anchorage has asked the Native Village of Eklutna to determine what happens to a statue of a British explorer following calls for its removal as monuments to historical figures are being dismantled across the country.