JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Byron Mallott, who served as Alaska's lieutenant governor as part of a “unity ticket” with former Gov. Bill Walker, died Friday. He was 77.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A bid to buy a struggling Alaska gas producer has received backing from a state agency that approved a $7.5 million loan for the purchase.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge has ordered the state to pay about $96,000 in attorneys' fees in a school funding dispute.
Superior Court Judge Daniel Schally last week ordered the state pay...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed disbursing more than $1 billion in federal coronavirus relief aid through a process that would not require the Legislature to reconvene. A...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson has been named president of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage.
The university announced the appointment Tuesday. Davidson will...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bill Walker, who was one of the country's few politically unaffiliated governors, plans to discuss with students bridging the political divide during an upcoming, on-campus...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former adviser to Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is expected to complete the purchase of a Cook Inlet natural gas company.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A group has formed to oppose a proposed ballot measure seeking to change Alaska's oil tax structure.
The chair of the group OneAlaska is Chantal Walsh, who was a...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state has sued Alaska's largest public employees' union, claiming it violates members' right to free speech by limiting their ability to opt out of paying dues when they...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An email from Alaska's former first lady sheds new light on the actions that drove Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott from office, suggesting he may have invited a woman into his...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy is bringing back a marijuana advocate to the board that regulates Alaska's legal cannabis industry after his earlier appointment of a marijuana skeptic was...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Gov. Bill Walker's push to work with partners in China to advance a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska has been scrapped.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in September in a case challenging the constitutionality of a plan to use bonding to pay Alaska's oil and gas tax credit...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a former judge joining an Anchorage law firm (all times local):
Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says an ex-Superior Court judge ousted by...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A former Superior Court judge ousted by voters after accepting a plea deal in an assault case that some saw as too lenient has joined former Gov. Bill Walker's law...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he's hopeful the Legislature will pass a budget next week but says his administration is preparing in case that doesn't happen.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native officials have criticized the state for backing out of negotiations over the Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact, a report said.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska marijuana regulators expressed frustration Wednesday with the limited cooperation they say they're receiving with investigations from the state Department of Public...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has amended a state disaster declaration so a small fishing town can get assistance for the damage caused by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake last...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration was making an all-out push Tuesday in its effort to win confirmation of his pick to lead the Department of Public Safety, who has been...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Mike Dunleavy's pick to lead the Department of Public Safety (all times local):
Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration is making a late...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two former supervisors of Amanda Price, Gov. Mike Dunleavy's pick to lead the state Department of Public Safety, offered drastically different views Thursday of her work...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Mike Dunleavy's nominee to head the Department of Public Safety (all times local):
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has a new gig.
Walker has joined the former law firm of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's pick for state attorney general, Kevin Clarkson. The law...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker said Friday that he wants to hear more about why Gov. Mike Dunleavy's pick to lead the state Department of Public Safety left former Gov. Bill Walker's...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — November would be permanently declared Alaska Native Heritage Month under legislation previously in the state Senate.
The bill's sponsor, Anchorage Democratic Sen. Elvi...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some House Republicans pushed back Thursday against the time being spent hearing from Alaskans on the impacts of proposed budget cuts on the state's ferry...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An analysis on whether a major liquefied natural gas project is economically viable is expected to be complete within the next two months, a top adviser to Alaska Gov. Mike...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A proposed veterans' cemetery faces an uncertain future after its funding was eliminated in Gov. Mike Dunleavy's capital budget.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Preliminary numbers released by the state indicate the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Alaska fell between 2017 and 2018.
Andy Jones, director of the state Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention, told a Senate committee Thursday that this suggests steps being taken to address opioid abuse are working.
"Something's working," Jones said, adding later: "It is exciting news to see this trend."
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The board that regulates Alaska's legal marijuana industry could be shifting right, with appointments by Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy of a marijuana critic and a law enforcement officer who would like to revisit onsite use rules.
Dunleavy's appointments of Vivian Stiver and Lt. Christopher Jaime are subject to legislative confirmation.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday proposed paying qualified residents $3,678 over three years to make up for years that oil-wealth fund checks were capped.
The money would be paid on top of whatever the annual dividend otherwise would be for this year, 2020 and 2021. Under Dunleavy's proposal, the money would come from Alaska Permanent Fund earnings.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge has dismissed a challenge to former Gov. Bill Walker's plan to use bonding to pay Alaska's oil and gas tax credit obligations.
Superior Court Judge Jude Pate, in a written order dated Wednesday, granted the state's request to dismiss the challenge by resident Eric Forrer.
Pate said his role is not to make economic policy judgments or second-guess the Legislature but to apply the law of the state Constitution as interpreted by the Alaska Supreme Court.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is learning more about the $43 billion liquefied natural gas project before he sets a course, his administration said.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy's initial budget draft includes a full payout from Alaska's oil-wealth fund for residents next year, but not money Alaskans missed out on during the three years checks were capped.
His revenue commissioner, however, indicated that Dunleavy still plans to pursue the back payments.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a contested Alaska House seat (all times local):
Gov. Mike Dunleavy has tapped a lawyer who's been involved in conservative causes to be his attorney general and a victims' advocate to be public safety commissioner.
Kevin Clarkson helped represent a faith-based women's shelter in a lawsuit against the city of Anchorage over a requirement that it accept transgender women.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a powerful earthquake striking near Anchorage (all times local):
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he and his wife will not attend Monday's swearing-in of Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy in the rural Alaska village of Noorvik.
Walker, in a statement, says he and Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson will stay in Anchorage to assist in ongoing recovery efforts following Friday's magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked the city and surrounding areas.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rattled Alaska's largest city cracked roads and collapsed highway ramps, but there were no reports of widespread catastrophic damage or collapsed buildings.
There's a good reason for that.
A devastating 1964 Alaska earthquake — the most powerful on record in the United States — led to stricter building codes that helped structures withstand the shifting earth Friday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Alaska (all times local):
A city official says thousands of residents remain without electricity after a powerful earthquake shook parts of Alaska.
Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey said Friday that progress was being made restoring power and utilities aren't expecting protracted outages.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is releasing money to complete an environmental review of a road to the Ambler Mining District.
Walker in December 2014 halted discretionary spending on six major state projects, citing low oil prices and a large budget deficit.
The projects included the Ambler road, a proposed 211-mile (334-kilometer) gravel industrial road branching west from the Dalton Highway to copper and gold deposits in the Ambler Mining District.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker laments the lack of political courage he says some lawmakers showed during the fiscal crisis that marked his term in office and stands by his decision during that time to cap the check Alaska residents receive from the state's oil-wealth fund.
He labels as irresponsible a call from Republican Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy for a full payout from the fund and back payments for the three years the check was reduced.
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson said she hasn't ruled anything out about continuing her political career when the new administration enters office next month.
While on a trip to Bethel last week, Davidson told KYUK-AM that becoming governor was a high school ambition, noting that she still has time to possibly pursue that career goal at a later date.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker said Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy's request for resignations from a swath of state employees is "creating anxiety and uncertainty" for workers in nonpolitical roles.
Walker said in a statement that his administration "strongly advised" Dunleavy's team against the action. It was not immediately known how many employees might be impacted by Dunleavy's request.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy (all times local):
Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy says he will ask Gov. Bill Walker's administration to halt the creation of any new regulations until the new administration is in place.
Dunleavy made the announcement at a Resource Development Council conference in Anchorage. He told reporters that Walker indicated he was willing to work with Dunleavy on the transition and was hopeful about Walker's response.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday named a former director of Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas to be his Natural Resources commissioner.
Dunleavy announced his selection of Corri Feige during a Resource Development Council conference in Anchorage in which he repeated that Alaska would be "open for business" under his administration.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An upcoming summit will bring together the last remaining speakers of three indigenous languages of Alaska, organizers said Friday.
Nearly 70 speakers of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian are expected to attend the three-day event in Juneau that begins Nov. 13, according to Sealaska Heritage Institute officials. The institute has counted 133 speakers of those languages who live in the region or who are affiliated it.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Republican Mike Dunleavy, who pledged to get tough on crime and pay Alaskans their full annual share from the state's oil-wealth fund, has won the Alaska governor's race.
Dunleavy declared victory early Wednesday, hours before his main rival, Democrat Mark Begich, conceded.
Dunleavy felt good about his chances heading into Tuesday's election, predicting it would be a "watershed."
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska governor's race (all times local):
Republican Mike Dunleavy plans a news conference to announce some members of his transition team and Cabinet appointments after winning Alaska's race for governor.
Dunleavy defeated his main rival, Democrat Mark Begich, in Tuesday's election. Begich conceded to Dunleavy Wednesday.
The news conference initially was planned for Wednesday but was pushed back to Thursday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's Nov. 6 general election:
Republican Mike Dunleavy held a lead over Democrat Mark Begich after Tuesday's election. But the race was considered too early to call.
As of 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dunleavy held a lead of 21,788 votes out of nearly 230,000 ballots counted. Roughly 20 percent of votes in Alaska are counted after Election Day.
Dunleavy, however, claimed victory. In a statement, he said he takes seriously the task ahead of him.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Republican Mike Dunleavy held an edge over Democrat Mark Begich in early returns in the Alaska governor's race late Tuesday.
Dunleavy, a conservative former state senator, had been the presumed front-runner for much of the race, which, until mid-October, included Gov. Bill Walker.