Gov. Bill Walker will fly to Washington, D.C., Sunday so that he can fly back to Anchorage on Air Force One with President Barack Obama for the president's visit to Alaska, according to Walker’s office.
The state's Elections Division has issued petition booklets for an initiative that aims to make applications for Permanent Fund dividends double as voter registration forms, clearing the way for signature gathering to begin.Pat Forgey
A state judge said Friday that Gov. Bill Walker’s administration could expand the Medicaid health care program beginning next week, dismissing a request by the Legislature to temporarily block enrollment while attorneys argue lawmakers’ underlying legal challenge.Nathaniel Herz
The White House on Friday confirmed new details about President Obama's travels in Alaska, including a glacier hike and plans to talk with a variety of Alaskans about climate change and economic issues. Erica Martinson
Former Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell was paid $20,000 for two months of taxpayer-funded consulting work for the Republican caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a report in Politico.Alaska Dispatch News
President Obama is expected to announce during his visit to the state next week a project led by the Denali Commission to assess whether 31 rural Alaska communities affected climate change should be relocated or protected in their current location, a federal official speaking at a U.S. Arctic Research Commission in Nome said this week.Emily Russell | KNOM