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Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard

...the Arctic - and it must do so with fewer ships, fewer aircraft, fewer personnel and less support from other government agencies.We have seen the Coast Guard's ships suffer from deferred maintenance, and programs to replace the Coast Guard's...
Alaska Editorial: Judge puts brakes on the EPA

...Judge H. Russel Holland's ruling is significant - is the routine behind-the-scenes collaboration between government agencies such as the EPA and anti-development interest groups to fix the outcome of decisions.The Freedom of Information...
A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...Cochran, who turns 77 in December, would likely helm the committee that crafts the 13 spending bills to fund government agencies and departments, replacing Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland. Kentucky's Mitch McConnell, the...
Alaska adopts 'Silver Alerts' for missing adults

...a statement from Peters reads.The alert would be forwarded to law enforcement agencies, local and state government agencies and Alaska media outlets for broadcast. The public can also sign up to be on the email list to receive the alerts...
New censorship study reveals what Beijing really fears

...researchers found that most Internet companies censor posts by curating sets of sensitive keywords (provided by government agencies, officials and common sense), which are fed into software that matches them to actual usage. Posts which don't...
State reminds residents of Fourth of July Fire prevention

...disposing of any burning material, including fireworks, on any forested lands.As an added reminder, many local government agencies including the Mat-Su, and Kenai Peninsula boroughs, the Municipality of Anchorage and others aggressively enforce...
Alaska Geospatial Council to begin coordinating state geospatial efforts

...with coordinating efforts involving geospatial data collection and mapping by government agencies. The council will include representatives from government agencies, the University of Alaska, and Alaska Native corporations, and will work to...
The guns of August reach Alaska

...Anchorage.The database does not distinguish whether the weapons were distributed to a particular police department, government agency or the Alaska State Troopers. It lists the weapons in similar vague terms: "Rifle: 5.56 millimeter" or "Rifle...
Authorities monitor Suicide Basin for flooding

The water level is rising in Suicide Basin near Mendenhall Glacier and government agencies are monitoring the area, which has flooded each of the past three years.Authorities are encouraging people to use caution while...
Opinion: The artificial life cycle of economic growth

...reliable transportation systems. My intention, however, wasn't to ridicule their work as much as acknowledge that government agencies have one key instinct that's essentially the same in all living things: survival. For more than 30 years...


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