U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx met with Alaska Natives Friday in Anchorage to discuss getting around a state with dynamic weather and limited infrastructure as transportation bills move through Congress.
Editor's note: The following editorial first published Feb. 11, 2015, in the Juneau Empire. The editorial is being reprinted in light of a House subcommittee compromise to SB6 introduced by Sen.
As Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska welcomed hundreds of tribal members who traveled from Seattle, San Francisco, Anchorage and all over the Last Frontier to this week's 80th annual tribal assembly in Juneau, some local members felt a little uneasy in the crowd."I think I'm the last person in the world that they want to talk to, beside our nine DIA council members," Douglas Indian Association Tribal Administrator Andrea Cadiente-Laiti said of the Tlingit and Haida administration. "Clearly, they've been served their summonses."
Daylight saving discussions are nothing new to the Capitol, but members of the Senate majority expect things to get real this week. Sen.
...conference that she will introduce an amendment to her bill that would compel the governor to write to the U.S. Department of Transportation - the gatekeeper on timezone changes - asking it to hold public testimony in Alaska on the prospect of...
As someone who rises very early every day, I enjoy dawn's early light much more than the later sunsets of spring and summer. But I know I'm in the minority, so I'm not in favor of doing away with daylight saving time.
On Tuesday, the Alaska Senate's State Affairs Committee advanced a bill that would exempt the 49th state from daylight saving time starting in 2017.
Years ago (1983), presumably to make dealings between state government and the citizens of Alaska easier, the state merged four time zones into one.
It is time to repeal Daylight Saving Time in Alaska. Alaskans from around the state are passionate about the elimination of DST. Recently, I released a survey asking for your thoughts and opinions on it and more than 3,700 Alaskans responded.
There is glory in sunshine. Walk along Juneau's seawalk on any sunny summer day, and you will find it amid the joggers, walkers and strollers.
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