Senator Lisa Murkowski just wrapped up her first trip to Nome in almost four years, touring local facilities, talking with leaders, and hosting a community meet-and-greet.
On Friday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill that would encourage infrastructure development at Port Clarence.
More than 2,000 acres at the point could be transferred to Bering Straits Native Corporation, with several hundred-odd acre footprints for the U.S. Coat Guard and the State of Alaska.
Polls across Alaska closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday and while results are still unofficial the big winners appear to be Walker, Sullivan and marijuana.
Voters will decide on state lawmakers, governor, a U.S. Senator, Alaska’s only U.S. House rep, and on three ballot initiatives ranging from marijuana to minimum wage.
Running for Alaska’s sole U.S. House seat, Dunbar says changes are needed in the criminal justice system — especially in what he sees as the overreach of federal drug laws.
Seeking a 22nd term as Alaska’s sole representative in the U.S. House, Young said during a recent trip to Nome that federal overreach threatens Alaska, and Alaskans.
As AFN endorses candidates in the Governor and Senate races, Bering Straits Native Corporation follows suit, with an additional endorsement for Don Young.
Budgets and other fiscal business were the topic of conversation at Monday night’s Nome City Council meeting, with special emphasis on finding a solution to the lack of lighting on Nome’s Snake River Bridge.
Unofficial results show a 6,800 vote margin in favor of “no” on Ballot Measure 1, the proposition that asked voters to keep or repeal the state’s new system for taxing oil.