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State officials to meet with bond rating agencies

JUNEAU - Alaska's Revenue commissioner says state officials plan to meet with bond rating agencies next week.The state is dealing with a multibillion-dollar budget deficit amid a crash...
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...resources.If it does, the language in ANILCA is clear that the agency "shall" approve the state's application, state officials have noted in the past. The Fish and Wildlife Service may contest whether the application does meet the guidelines...
State | AK legislature
Alaska plans to revisit stalled ferry project later

...Canadian land but wants to allow a cooling-off period in a dispute over the use of American steel in the project, a state official said Thursday.The state canceled bids for the project Wednesday. A few days earlier, the Canadian government signed...
State | AK legislature
Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...of the total, through TransCanada's portion of the 42-inch gas pipeline and Gas Treatment Plant.Previously, state officials in the Parnell administration had said a special session of the Legislature is likely in late 2015 to ratify these...
Is 'minimal' impact too much?

...environmentalists and the state disagree, which led to a lawsuit that required DOT go back and look at the no-build option. State officials say building a road through old-growth forest is necessary for its access plan, while environmentalists say ferry...
Alaska voters legalize recreational marijuana

...move pot out of the closet. Now it will be up to state officials to decide how marijuana will be publicly sold and...use. Supporters a day later said they anticipate state officials will assist in making a smooth transition moving pot...
Empire Editorial: Alaska must close voting loophole

Alaska has a voting loophole big enough to cause problems. State officials and members of the Legislature must close it to safeguard our electoral process.The problem is this: You don't have to physically...
Reviewing all the options, old and new

...maintenance-intensive, winter driving, conflicts with National Park ServiceThis was a variation of Option 2 developed when some state officials and members of the public questioned whether a ferry terminal at the Katzehin River was really necessary.This option...
Controversial KSM mine gets key permits

...after discussions with the state.Just the same, after letters and requests from concerned Southeast Alaskans, state officials in August said they would also like to see those concerns addressed.Murphy said the next step for KSM is receiving...
Official: Kenai Peninsula residents oldest

HOMER - The Kenai Peninsula has some of the highest percentages of older residents in Alaska, a state official told an audience of senior citizens.Alaskans 50 and older account for 36 percent of the population on the peninsula, compared...


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