Discussion of methods and concerns for maintaining sustainable fisheries was discussed at the Arctic Encounter Symposium on Wednesday, including limiting bycatch and introducing Indigenous perspectives.
Southcentral will see snow move in overnight. Highest chances of heaviest snow chances occur for the east side of the Kenai Peninsula to Prince William Sound. Daytime highs will warm to above freezing, so wet and heavy snow could end up melting. Anchorage has 96 inches of snow so far, and is the top 10 for snowiest winters.
Anchorage's Library Advisory Board voted to have the municipal attorney look into the legality of a book at the public library in reference to a state statute that includes "exploitation of minors" in its language.
The focus for the Senate Majority is on finding sustainable solutions to Alaska's fiscal challenges. A looming deficit crisis of up to $600 million has left legislators with the task of finding new ways to fund the Permanent Fund dividend and balance the state budget without draining the reserve.
The conviction stems from an incident that started in April 2018 when Vance Peronto stopped a 16-year-old girl in Kenai for driving without her headlights on and ended with a police sting in an Anchorage hotel room.
A large low pressure systems kicks up the snow and rain, and strong winds through the Aleutians. And it will affect southwest Alaska by Wednesday. It is this storm system that also brings Anchorage the second chance of snow this week on Wednesday night and Thursday. The first chance starts tonight through Tuesday morning.
The ombudsman issued a memo in January referencing a municipal “executive” that said Mayor Dave Bronson’s office was viewing surveillance footage of the ombudsman’s office to see which employees visited the office and spoke with members of the Anchorage Assembly.
Countless families across the state share a similar nightmare. According to a new report from the Alaska Department of Health, between the five-year spans of 2011-2015 and 2016-2020, Alaska saw a 44% jump in homicides.
The move comes after the City of Wasilla paid $122,065 to break even in operating costs in 2022 and $133,450 the year prior. According to the commission’s chair, James Grogan, the airport has been operating in the red for years and the increases have been long overdue.
The news comes months after the hockey, gymnastics, and alpine ski programs raised millions to avoid being eliminated completely due to state budget cuts. The hockey program itself raised $3 million mostly from public and private donations to stay alive.
A ridge of high pressure helps to clear southcentral of clouds and ensure some sunshine into the weekend, a large storm is lurking over the western end of the Aleutians, churning toward the Bering Sea for a weekend landfall along the west coast and interior.
The forecast also called for the potential of aurora activity as far south as Washington, Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the upper peninsula of Michigan early Friday morning.