A bit of international cooperation was on display Wednesday when U.S. and Canadian coast guard officials signed an update of an agreement for planning for and organizing responses to transboundary pollution in the maritime area of Dixon Entrance.
As residents of the towns near the proposed Kake Road, we firmly oppose it. The $40 million raised for this “road to nowhere” should instead support the return of the Alaska Marine Highway System to our coastal Alaska communities struggling without ferry service.
The Alaska Department of Transportation on Tuesday released the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for federal fiscal years 2020-2023, and is requesting public comment through March 20.
BP has been an outstanding corporate citizen of Alaska and will be genuinely missed — not only for its technical skills in managing the Prudhoe Bay production, but for its philanthropic contributions to the quality of life in our state. Alaskans owe BP thanks for all it has done.
Last week, I shared with you my vision for the Last Frontier – an agenda that highlights the priorities of Alaskans from Kotzebue to Ketchikan. It’s time to examine the way things have always been done. It’s time to leave behind the “that-won’t-work-in-Alaska” crowd.
In 1982, Alaska’s voters demonstrated their wisdom by approving our current constitutional spending limit (Article IX, Sec. 16). That amendment was prompted by the brave leadership of Gov. Jay Hammond. When he was confronted with a bloated capital budget from the Legislature, he used the thr…
It might come as a surprise to some, but in the midst of Alaska’s beautiful outdoor surroundings, we have a human trafficking problem. Human trafficking takes two forms—labor trafficking and sex trafficking. As Alaska’s attorney general, one of my priorities is to combat this scourge and eli…
Congratulations to Juneau artist Pat Race, whose nifty “I Voted” stickers that he designed in 2018 for the Alaska Department of Elections have been recognized by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission as among the five most creative and original voting stickers across the country.
I believe there really is an achievable solution that can save our ferry system from passing into oblivion. Action must be taken right now with the Legislature and the Administration initiating two major policy changes.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s Board of Ethics met on Monday, a reminder that our local borough is serious about maintaining a standard of behavior for its elected officials and personnel.
Seventy-eight years ago, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The ship sank within nine minutes, claiming the lives of 1,177 in the U.S. Navy.
I recently had the opportunity to attend the Newly Elected Officials Training and Alaska Municipal League in Anchorage. For those who’re unaware of or haven’t attended the conference, it’s basically a congregation of local government nerds discussing issues that impact our communities. The N…