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Debate over school funding is dominating the Alaska Legislature as districts faces teacher shortages and, in some cases, multimillion-dollar deficits.
Environmentalists and the grassroots group Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic are seeking to have last March’s approval overturned.
Much of the capital’s snow so far this year has come from two storms that lasted for days. Officials have urged people to avoid nonessential travel.
The helicopters were among 14 aircraft that were flying from Donnelly Training Area to Fort Wainwright on a route that included passing through a mountainous area.
The judge rejected requests from environmental groups to halt winter construction work for the massive Willow oil project on Alaska’s North Slope while the groups’ legal fight wages on.
The judge rejected calls made by a grassroots Iñupiat group and environmentalists to vacate the approval and dismissed their claims against the project, which has widespread political support in Alaska. The groups planned to appeal.
The dividend has become a blessing and a curse in a state that for decades has ridden the boom-bust cycle of oil, and it now competes for funding with state services.
Zarrius Ray Hildabrand faces murder and evidence tampering charges in the death of Saria Hildabrand this month.
A walrus calf is being nursed back to health at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward after being found on its own about four miles inland by oil field workers on the North Slope.
Currently, a governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general must hire outside attorneys to represent them in complaints alleging ethics violations.
The board heard more than 2 1/2 hours of public testimony, in addition to receiving roughly 1,400 pages of written testimony ahead of the meeting, and went into executive session on the matter.
The Tyau sisters didn’t like fishing but joined the Sitka vacation to spend more time with a family usually split between Hawaii and Los Angeles.
Alaska’s push to become a bigger player in the clean energy market is in the spotlight at a conference convened by Governor Dunleavy, even as the state continues to embrace new fossil fuel production, including the Willow oil project.
The bill is a response to business closures in Alaska and other states during the pandemic, according to House Speaker Cathy Tilton, a Wasilla Republican and the bill’s sponsor.
Park officials said that leaders of the search efforts “have concluded that survival is outside the window of possibility.”