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Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States
State News
Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States
2021-01-22 21:03:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - New Census Bureau estimates show 16 states saw population declines last year as the nation experienced its slowest overall growth since the Great Depression, a new Pew Charitable Trusts analysis shows. According to the analysis, which first appeared... Read More

AK-AL: Alyse Galvin (I)
House Watch
AK-AL: Alyse Galvin (I)
2020-10-30 23:40:54
by TWN Staff

About Galvin: Galvin is a third-generation Alaskan and a proud mom of four. She grew up in an Alaskan family that battled addiction, mental illness, and abuse, but broke that cycle. Galvin has served Alaska under Republican and Independent governors... Read More

AK-AL: Don Young (R)
House Watch
AK-AL: Don Young (R)
2020-10-30 22:53:36
by TWN Staff

About Young: In 2018, Don Young was re-elected to the 116th Congress to serve his 24th term as Alaska’s only representative to the United States House of Representatives. He was first sworn in as a freshman to the 93rd Congress... Read More

AK Senate: Al Gross (D)
Senate Watch
AK Senate: Al Gross (D)
2020-10-28 15:14:43
by TWN Staff

About Gross: Al Gross was born in the wake of an avalanche in Juneau in 1962. His family's house, at the foot of Mt. Juneau, was nearly buried in snow just days before he was born. His mom, Shari, was... Read More

AK Senate: Dan Sullivan (R)
Senate Watch
AK Senate: Dan Sullivan (R)
2020-10-28 15:09:02
by TWN Staff

About Sullivan: Dan Sullivan was elected in 2014 and sworn in as Alaska’s eighth United States Senator on January 6, 2015. Sullivan serves on four Senate committees: the Armed Services Committee, where he is chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness;... Read More

Russian Navy Conducts Major Maneuvers Near Alaska
Geopolitics
Russian Navy Conducts Major Maneuvers Near Alaska

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian navy conducted major war games near Alaska involving dozens of ships and aircraft, the military said Friday, the biggest such drills in the area since Soviet times. Russia's navy chief, Adm. Nikolai Yevmenov, said that... Read More

Trump Plan Would Open Huge Swath of Remote Alaska to Drilling
Environment
Trump Plan Would Open Huge Swath of Remote Alaska to Drilling
2020-07-06 17:09:33
by Jacob Pederson

WASHINGTON - The White House proposed Thursday to open more than two-thirds of the nation’s largest piece of public land to oil and gas drilling, striking down wildlife protections in the area that have been in place for more than... Read More

Census Bureau to Restart Operations in Rural Areas of Country
Census
Census Bureau to Restart Operations in Rural Areas of Country

After suspending most of its operations in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Census Bureau announced Monday it plans to restart some of its fieldwork in rural areas around the country. Those operations had been delayed through early June,... Read More

Center for Politics Adds Alaska to Senate Battleground Map
2020 Elections
Center for Politics Adds Alaska to Senate Battleground Map
2020-05-01 18:24:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The University of Virginia's Center for Politics made a key change Friday to its rating of the race for the Alaska Senate Seat currently occupied by GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan, moving the seat from "Safe" to "Likely" Republican... Read More

National Governors Association Working With 5 States on Improving Business Regulations
State News
National Governors Association Working With 5 States on Improving Business Regulations
2019-11-26 22:41:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The National Governors Association announced Tuesday it is working with five states – Colorado, Alaska, Delaware, Rhode Island and Tennessee – to help them improve their business regulatory processes to promote economic development. This work is being completed... Read More

Alaska Supreme Court Hears Youths’ Climate Change Lawsuit
Climate
Alaska Supreme Court Hears Youths’ Climate Change Lawsuit
2019-10-10 17:00:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Alaska's government-mandated embrace of fossil fuel development is devastating the nation's northernmost state and infringing on the constitutional rights of young residents to a healthy environment, a lawyer for 16 young plaintiffs told the Alaska Supreme Court on... Read More

Alaska Supreme Court to Hear Youth's Climate Change Lawsuit
Climate
Alaska Supreme Court to Hear Youth's Climate Change Lawsuit
2019-10-09 15:10:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit claiming the state's policy on fossil fuels harms the constitutional rights of young Alaskans to a safe climate. In 2017, 16 young people filed suit over a... Read More

EPA Clears Path for Proposed Copper And Gold Mine Near Alaska’s Bristol Bay
Environment
EPA Clears Path for Proposed Copper And Gold Mine Near Alaska’s Bristol Bay

SEATTLE — Federal officials said Tuesday they would not block a proposed copper and gold mine near Alaska’s Bristol Bay despite objections by critics who contend it would imperil a fishery and harm wetlands and streams. The U.S. Environmental Protection... Read More

2020 Census Affects More Than Representation, Billions at Stake
Census
2020 Census Affects More Than Representation, Billions at Stake

WASHINGTON — Less than 300 miles from the Arctic Circle, Toksook Bay, Alaska, has about 600 people, a dozen or so streets and averages a high of 12 degrees in January, the month the 2020 census will begin there. The... Read More

Alaska Legislature Convenes For Special Session Amid Budget Fallout
State News
Alaska Legislature Convenes For Special Session Amid Budget Fallout
2019-07-19 21:42:17
by Elin Johnson

Controversy continues to roil Alaska, a week after the state legislature failed to overturn $444 million in budget cuts by Governor Mike Dunleavy. The latest dispute, resolved only Wednesday, concerned the location for a special session of the legislature that... Read More

Alaska’s New Governor Slashes $444 Million From State Budget
State News
Alaska’s New Governor Slashes $444 Million From State Budget
2019-07-02 19:57:12
by Elin Johnson

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy cut $444 million from the state’s operating budget  last week, a move he said was critical to moving closer to a balanced budget without raising taxes or reducing the annual Permanent Fund dividend paid to every... Read More

Federal Judge Restores Obama Ban on Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters
Environment
Federal Judge Restores Obama Ban on Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters
2019-04-01 16:14:19
by Dan McCue

A federal judge on Friday night reinstated an Obama-era ban on oil-and-gas drilling in vast swaths of the Arctic Ocean, holding President Donald Trump exceeded his authority in attempting to overturn it. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason... Read More

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