Some of Alaska's most isolated communities fear state budget cuts will leave them even worse off as officials who manage state ferries give priority to tourists over state residents.
Thousands of signatures of Alaskans seeking to link Permanent Fund dividend applications to voter registrations were turned in to the state Division of Elections Thursday, but it will be months before Alaskans will know when, or even if, that will result in an election.
In the face of the state's economic woes, advocates of a road out of Juneau say that construction of the project could be an economic stimulus providing jobs for the region.
Controversial issues involving same-sex marriage and Medicaid expansion highlight bills introduced in the first round of prefiled legislation introduced in the 2016 Alaska Legislature, but battles over those issues may not have the same intensity as in 2015.
The new fees will raise $1 million to pay off a board operating deficit that the state has been subsidizing, hopefully within two years, according to the board chairman.
How should Alaska and its local governments split up revenue from property taxes on a proposed natural gas pipeline? A new plan hopes to avoid the contentious history of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and its associated lawsuits.
Wildlife regulators have imposed an emergency wolf harvest closure on Prince of Wales Island, but groups fearing that the wolf population there is already at risk say no harvest should have been allowed in the first place.
Among the projects the bank has assisted with billions in loans and other financing are liquefied natural gas export projects in Australia and Papua New Guinea, ventures that target Asian LNG markets that may compete with Alaska's natural gas export plans.
The Forest Service has awarded permits for thousands of days of guided tours at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor center, but had requests for three times as many trips as were available.
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's fiscal plan puts a new focus on borrowing to maintain state spending, which officials say could give the state more financial flexibility but would raise costs for future generations.
Gov. Bill Walker celebrated a traditional wet Christmas season this week, but cheerful residents of Juneau didn't appear to notice as they stood in long lines in the December drizzle to tour the historic Governor's House.
The Alaska Supreme Court has sided with Petersburg in a boundary dispute between the Juneau and Petersburg boroughs as the two Southeast neighbors each wanted to annex the same land.
Newly elected Mayor Greg Fisk died of natural causes Monday, and facial injuries that sparked rumors of an assault actually came from a fall, Juneau police said Wednesday.
The Alaska state medical examiner is scheduled to conduct an autopsy on the body of Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk on Wednesday, and police hope that will tell them why he died unexpectedly on Monday.
Police said Mayor Greg Fisk's adult son called 911 to report having found his father dead. There was no evidence of forced entry into Fisk's home, police said.