Gov. Dunleavy’s per diem veto over PFD situation raises concerns for Legislature

The Legislature passed a budget that included roughly $2 million to pay for the food and housing needs of lawmakers and their families attending the session. But Dunleavy said it doesn’t make sense for legislators to receive the money until they’ve taken more action on permanent fund dividends. 

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Alaska used to lead the nation in COVID-19 vaccinations. Six months in, the state has fallen behind.

This spring, Alaska was hailed as a vaccination success story — shipping doses via plane, snowmachine and boat to remote corners of the vast state. But it has gradually fallen from first place to the middle of the pack in the six months since the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived here in mid-December.

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Alaska lawmakers agree on a lot of the budget, but settling on a PFD amount remains a big challenge

The $2,300 PFD amount received support from both conservative and liberal senators. So with the governor on board as well, why isn’t it on a clear path to being adopted?

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Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s suit over state’s herring management is resolved

Sitka Tribe of Alaska filed suit against Fish and Game in 2018 over the department’s management of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery.

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