Representative Dean Westlake remarked on House Joint Resolution 19, “we want to see these safety codes in place for every ship that is going through… We need that assurance that we are all on the same page when it comes to environmental responsibility.”
After threatened federal budget cuts, it’s an uncertain future for the Alaska Sea Grant and the Marine Advisory Program, whose sole representative in Nome is Gay Sheffield.
321,271 ballots were counted in Alaska in the 2016 General Election. 60.77% of Alaskan voters turned out for this year’s election.
Along with tribes, the State of Alaska will receive $9,151,603 from the LIHEAP Grant, which will be shared with Alaskans through the DHHS Division of Public Assistance.
Senator Murkowski visited Nome for 24 hours as part of a campaign stop before Alaska’s primary election on August 16.
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.
The senator’s visit will be her first trip to Nome in almost four years. Nome Mayor Richard Beneville will lead her tour, which will include stops at Nome-Beltz, the port, and Airport Pizza.
Legislation exempting Alaska Native subsistence hunters from required “duck stamps” – or permits needed to hunt migratory waterfowl – passed in the U.S. Senate this week.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is working to protect a “critical habitat” for the Arctic ringed seal, a threatened species native to Alaskan waters.
In Friday’s News: A controversial tax cut on oil companies will be put to a referendum vote in August; Shell Oil agrees to pay $1.1 million…