Alaska

Alaska | Candidates trade barbs in race for sole House seat in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Independent Alyse Galvin says her 85-year-old, Republican opponent is no longer an effective advocate for the sole U.S. House district in Alaska. Incumbent Don Young counters by touting his 45 years in the House — the longest current tenure among members — as a boon for Alaska. He calls Galvin inexperienced and claims … Continue reading Alaska | Candidates trade barbs in race for sole House seat in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Arctic offshore production wells approved off Alaska’s coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — The first oil and gas production wells in federal Arctic waters have been approved by U.S. regulators. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Wednesday announced it issued a conditional permit for the Liberty Project, a proposal by a subsidiary of Houston-based Hilcorp for production wells on an artificial island in the … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Arctic offshore production wells approved off Alaska’s coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Given a choice between giving birth on land or sea ice, Pacific walrus mothers most often choose ice. Likewise, they prefer sea ice for molting, mating, nursing and resting between dives for food. Trouble is, as the century progresses, there’s going to be far less ice around. How well walruses cope with less … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

WASHINGTON | Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska ‘better than he does’

WASHINGTON  — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is brushing back against President Donald Trump, saying she knows her state’s political terrain “better than he does.” Trump says voters “will never forgive” Murkowski for opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and he says the senator will “never recover” politically. Murkowski, who isn’t up … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska ‘better than he does’

United States | Congressman Young Applauds Final Passage of Water Infrastructure Package

United States – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved S. 3021 the America’s Water Infrastructure Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure. Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the following statement: “Transportation and infrastructure are so … Continue reading United States | Congressman Young Applauds Final Passage of Water Infrastructure Package

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Thousands of Pacific walruses again herd up on Alaska coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — Thousands of Pacific walruses have again gathered on the northwest shore of Alaska as the Chukchi Sea approaches its annual sea ice minimum. Residents of the Inupiaq village of Point Lay on Aug. 22 reported hearing walruses, said Andrea Medeiros, spokeswoman in Alaska for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Spotters taking … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Thousands of Pacific walruses again herd up on Alaska coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska’s Iditarod race gains new sponsor after others leave

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Organizers of Alaska’s 1,000-mile Iditarod say an Anchorage business has become a sponsor of the famed sled dog race. The addition of Anchorage Distillery follows a challenging time for race officials who have faced the loss of major sponsors, financial hardships and the first-ever dog doping scandal. In June, the maker of … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska’s Iditarod race gains new sponsor after others leave