Alaska

Alaska

US reinstates road, logging restrictions on Alaska forest – Associated Press

A federal agency said Wednesday it is reinstating restrictions on road-building and logging on the country’s largest national forest in southeast Alaska, the latest move in a long-running fight over the Tongass National Forest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in late 2021 announced that it was beginning the process of repealing a Trump administration-era decision

Alaska

Mother, 1-year-old son killed in Alaska polar bear attack – Associated Press

A polar bear chased several residents around a tiny, isolated Alaska Native whaling village, killing a mother and her 1-year-old son in an extremely rare attack before another community member shot and killed the bear, authorities said. The fatal mauling, the first in more than 30 years in Alaska, happened Tuesday next to the front

Alaska

GOP’s Lisa Murkowski wins reelection in Alaska Senate race – Associated Press

Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has won reelection, defeating Donald Trump-endorsed GOP rival Kelly Tshibaka. Murkowski beat Tshibaka in the Nov. 8 ranked choice election. The results were announced Wednesday, when elections officials tabulated the ranked choice results after neither candidate won more than 50% of first-choice votes. Murkowski wound up with 54% of

John Stossel

Opinion: Election Good, Bad and Ugly – John Stossel

The Good: We have divided government. Since Democrats no longer control Congress, they can’t bankrupt America quite so fast! The Bad: Prediction markets, which I touted as the best guide to elections, didn’t do so well. Yes, they correctly said Republicans would take the House, but they’d also predicted Republicans would take the Senate. Polls

Opinion

Opinion: Ranked Choice Voting in Alaska Explained – Inside Sources

Change, even when positive, often comes hard in America. But with patience and an effort to learn, change can be explained. And over time, Americans, the most resilient and adaptable people in the world, have come to embrace and accept change.  So, with that in mind, here are the facts about Ranked Choice Voting in

Alaska

Alaskans pocket over $3,000 in annual oil-wealth payments – Associated Press

Photo: Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to reporters during a news conference at the state Capitol on April 28, 2022, in Juneau, Alaska Nearly every single Alaskan got a financial windfall amounting to more than $3,000 Tuesday, the day the state began distributing payments from Alaska’s investment fund that has been seeded with money from