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Dog-loving lawmakers' bill addresses pet custody in divorces

JUNEAU - Pets can get caught in the middle of messy human relationships, and some Alaska lawmakers want to ensure that the state protects them in law, not just practice.Rep. Max Gruenberg, D-Anchorage, a family...
Governor: Medicaid reform without expansion unacceptable

...percent of health care costs for newly eligible recipients through 2016, stepping down to 90 percent by 2020.But some Alaska legislators worry about adding more people to a system they see as broken. Medicaid, as it stands, is widely seen...
Century old law returns to fund forest communities

...distributed to all states and territories was $300,048,590. While the lack of SRS funding could cause problems for some Alaska communities, the Kenai Peninsula Borough's budget for this year shouldn't be affected. Craig Chapman, finance...

ANCHORAGE (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the state to help some Alaska Native language speakers understand their ballots.U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason ruled Wednesday in the Voting Rights...
Halibut quota cut again

...Although the conference board, which is the advisory body that represents harvesters, had advocated for higher limits, some Alaska fishermen said they were happy to see the commission take a conservation-minded approach."While it's economically...
Widespread decline of kings points to natural forces

...others. In 1999, the river was closed to fishing for part of the season. Copper River kings are doing better than some Alaska runs, but it took in-season restrictions this year to meet escapement goals. The Copper River, another indicator...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Part 1: Running in cycles

...composition characterize erratic runs that Fish and Game managers said have been struggling statewide. Data suggests some Alaska kings are returning to their natal streams at younger ages rather than spending more time in the ocean; and more males...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Voices of the Peninsula: Alaska at an energy crossroads

...begun the development and production of reserves, which had been largely stalled since the late 1980s.According to some, Alaska may have enough gas to provide residential heating to the most populated parts of the state. Less densely populated...
Alaska Natives battling for subsistence join in logging wars

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- For some Alaska Natives, Gravina Island equates to the Costco of traditional food. A short skiff ride from Ketchikan, the island feeds families...
Alaska still a cool destination for tourists, ski buffs in winter

...and November 2011, a 17 percent increase over the same period in 2010, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Some Alaska residents do choose to see more of their home state while on vacation. But this is not what such resorts bank on...


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