Alaska

Uber and Lyft Won't Suspend California Service, as Court Grants Reprieve in Labor Law Case

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Los Angeles shuts off utilities at “party house” … New Jersey women in prison can pursue lawsuit over abuse … Alaska tribe sues over fishing rights.

‘Double Whammy’: Oil Crash Adds to Virus Budget Woes in Some States

Alaska is dealing with some especially tough financial issues. In Louisiana, one lawmaker says: "It's just kind of the perfect storm with the coronavirus and the collapse of oil and gas."

Remote Alaska Villages Isolate Themselves Further in Effort to Shield Against Coronavirus

Alaskan communities that are accessible only by plane or snowmobile are cutting off the outside world in response to COVID-19 rather than risk elders’ lives.

Coronavirus and Tourism: Places like Alaska Without a Covid-19 Outbreak Could Still Be Devastated

As a result of government warnings and general fears, tourism and travel are expected to plunge in the coming weeks and months, particularly on cruise ships.

The Census Already Started in Alaska. Native Translators Are Working to Prevent Undercount Repeat

Across the country, tribal and non-English speaking communities are creating guidance and messages in a variety of languages to encourage Census 2020 participation.

Alaska Still Hasn’t Saved Its Universities

The governor agreed to halve his proposed budget cuts. But the school system still stands to lose $70 million.

Alaska’s Search for Solutions to a Rapidly Changing Reality

COMMENTARY | Climate change poses current threats to the state’s biggest city. The mayor says residents are ready to come up with solutions.

Why Hundreds of Puffins Washed Up Dead on an Alaskan Beach

This latest mass-mortality event is another sign of the Arctic’s rapidly changing climate.

With ‘Arctic Man’ Ruling, Supreme Court Limits Certain Retaliatory Arrest Lawsuits

The free speech case involves a man arrested at a festival in Alaska. "It’s significant because it narrows the scope of what individuals can sue the police for," says one legal expert.

Supreme Court Tells Moose Hunter He Can Take Hovercraft Out on Alaskan River

John Sturgeon and the state of Alaska argued the National Park Service didn't have jurisdiction over a river that flowed through a national preserve. The high court agreed.

Watch This State Office Building Twist and Sway

For the past 15 years, the Atwood Building in downtown Anchorage has been outfitted with instruments to measure how it performs during big earthquakes.

Anchorage Counts Its Blessings After Dodging a Significant Catastrophe

A culture of preparedness and good fortune helped Alaska’s largest city avoid a major quake disaster.

Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Strikes Near Anchorage

Strong shaking and aftershocks rock Alaska’s largest population center.

Can Police Retaliate Against Loudmouths?

The Supreme Court will rule on whether citizens can talk back to law enforcement without fear of consequences.

After a Ransomware Attack, More Unwelcome News for Local Government Employees

An abundance of caution months after a cyber assault on one municipality’s IT systems.

Developing a Talent Pipeline in a Geographically Isolated Economy

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Alaska State Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, District 35

Alaska Lt. Governor Abruptly Resigns After ‘Inappropriate’ Comments

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hurricane Michael’s death toll rises … ransomware attack for N.C. water utility … and a pleasant budget surprise in California.

Hovercraft Case in Alaska Tests Federal Rules on Rivers in National Parks

A 9th Circuit decision—now before the U.S. Supreme Court— is being viewed by some as a potential “springboard for the expansion of federal control over state-owned navigable waters throughout the country.”