The Kensington Mine is one of the region’s largest private sector employers with around 360 employees. But in order to stay open through 2033, the mine needs to expand its footprint.
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.
A crowd gathered as tugs pulled the fast ferries Fairweather and Chenega from Ketchikan’s Ward Cove out to a waiting transport ship.
Alaska used to lead the nation in COVID-19 vaccinations. Six months in, the state has fallen behind.
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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.
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?
Boosters say destinations like the Appalachian Trail bring in tourists and revenue for the communities they pass through.
House Speaker Stutes also says it would be a challenge to pass PFD plan before considering how to pay for it.
The program will end in Alaska on June 12, but an extension of regular unemployment benefits will continue until September when the federal program expires.
It would have been the first king salmon derby in Ketchikan since 2017.
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.