• Seismologist says earthquake may have triggered mudslide on the Haines Highway

    Mud and debris covered the road at milepost 23 on the Haines Highway on Sunday. (Photo by Lynn Cambpell)
    Southeast Alaska had a very dry September. Heavy rains returned to the region this month, triggering a large mudslide on the Haines Highway last weekend. Now the Alaska Earthquake Center says seismic activity may have also played a role.
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    State road crews spent most of last Sunday clearing mud and debris along a four-mile stre
  • New report compares Alaska’s recession to other energy-dependent states

    Pipelines stretch toward the horizon on NPR-A land leased by ConocoPhillips. (Photo by Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)
    When oil prices sank three years ago, Alaska’s economy went in the same direction, falling into recession. And, while recessions in other energy-dependent states have come and gone, Alaska’s economy has yet to recover.
    Economist Mouhcine Guettabi looked at why it’s taking longer here. He set out to compare Alaska’s recession to those of othe
  • Grand jury indicts Alaska ivory dealer on smuggling charges

    A federal grand jury has indicted an Alaska man on charges of smuggling ivory.
    James Terrance Williams, who does business in Skagway as Inside Passage Arts, faces 10 counts of smuggling goods into and out of the country, violating the Lacey Act that bans trafficking in a variety of illegal items, and falsely labeling goods.
    Williams, 67, could not be reached Friday at the number listed for his business. Online court documents do not list his attorney.
    He is scheduled for arraignment Nov. 1 in An
  • Gov. Walker says he quit race to boost Democratic rival Begich

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces Friday, Oct. 19., 2018, that he is suspending his re-election campaign at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage. With Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson next to him, Walker endorsed Mark Begich. (Photo by Tripp J Crouse/KNBA)
    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s surprising announcement that he was quitting his bid for re-election with less than 21 days to go was an effort to boost Democratic rival Mark Begich’s chances of beating Republican Mike Dunle
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  • What’s the deal with Murkowski’s ‘present’ vote?

    The Senate’s side of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (Creative Commons photo by Scrumshus)
    Conservatives are mad at Sen. Lisa Murkowski for opposing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. But some liberals were mad at her, too, because technically, she didn’t vote “no” on Kavanaugh. She voted “present.”
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    From the left have come accusations that Murkowski chickened out, that she dodg
  • After decades of ineligibility, the small island of Diomede is finally included in Essential Air Service

    In winter months, air transportation to the remote island community of Little Diomede involves landing on a runway made of ice. (Photo by Matthew Guiffré/KNOM)
    Diomede no longer has to rely on uncertain state funding for airline passenger service. On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed a reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Essential Air Service (EAS) program, and for the first time ever, that includes the village of Diomede.
    Until this month, Diomede re
  • Singer Vusi Mahlasela, ‘The Voice,’ performs at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center

    Vusi Mahlasela and Mongezi Ntaka perform at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center on Oct. 11, 2018. (Photo by Kirsten Swann/Alaska Public Media)
    Vusi Mahlasela has serenaded listeners around the world. Known as “The Voice,” he’s performed at the World Cup and Nelson Mandela’s inauguration, and shared stages with Dave Matthews Band, Sting, Paul Simon and Josh Groban.
    Hiland Mountain Correctional Center isn’t his typical venue. That doesn’t matter, Mahlasela said.
  • Through digital storytelling, Bristol Bay students uncover the NN Cannery’s history

    Bristol Bay high school students prepare to film a community member. (Photo by LaRece Egli)
    The workshop is called “Voices from the past: digital storytelling for the future.” As part of the NN Cannery History Project, each student produced a short video on part of cannery life, interviewing food cart workers to fishermen. Alicia Osburn explored the mug up tradition, beginning her video with a narration that gave way to other voices.
    “When my dad worked at the cannery, I went t
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  • Ketchikan on 24/7 diesel power for the foreseeable future

    A view of downtown Ketchikan, seen from the cruise ship Vaandam. (Photo by Leila Kheiry/KRBD)
    While Friday’s rainfall will help a little, Ketchikan’s ongoing drought means the island’s electricity will continue to be 100-percent diesel generation for the foreseeable future.
    During Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting, City Manager Karl Amylon said that Ketchikan Public Utilities started switching back and forth between hydro and diesel a few weeks ago, but starting O
  • Saxman water system fails

    View of the Saxman totem park from the water in 2013 (Public domain photo by Thomson200)
    The City of Saxman’s main water tank somehow drained, leaving community members without water when they woke up Friday morning. Saxman is a few miles south of Ketchikan.
    City crews are investigating to find out what happened, and to restore water service as soon as possible. In the meantime, Saxman Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Padron said city employees and volunteers are delivering water to
  • Defending Native women from violence remains hot topic at AFN

    Heather Kendall-Miller speaking during the second day of AFN at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)
    The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention is wrapping up its second day in Anchorage. This year’s theme is Innovation in the past, present and future. The issue of violence against women is at the forefront of the conference.
    Most of the day’s early speakers on the convention’s main stage gave updates on leg
  • Newscast – Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

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    In this newscast:Gov. Bill Walker announces he’s suspending his re-election campaign and backing Democrat Mark Begich,
    a recap of the second day of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, and
    an audio postcard from Sitka’s Alaska Day events.
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  • Updated: Gov. Walker suspends re-election campaign and backs Begich

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, with his family and recently sworn-in Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson, waves to the audience shortly after announcing he would not seek re-election at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention on Friday at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. (Photo by Tripp J Crouse/KNBA)https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ktoo/2018/10/19walker_web.mp3
    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker ended his re-election campaign today and threw his support behind Democrat Mark Begich.
    “Every decision I ma
  • Breaking: Gov. Walker suspends re-election campaign and backs Begich

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker listens as Department of Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck discusses a compromise budget proposal with reporters in the cabinet room of the Capitol in Juneau on June 6, 2017. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)
    This afternoon, independent Gov. Bill Walker announced he is suspending his re-election campaign and backing Democrat Mark Begich.
    Walker made the announcement during an address to the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. There was an audible gasp from the crowd a
  • Dancing the Princess Sophia to life

    Scott Burton hosts on Monday, October 22, 2018. We’ll meet the choreographers from the Princess Sophia World Premiere Opera, and learn how they’re bringing a ship, people and nature to life. And the Coast Guard will tell us how spooky their haunted station is going to be.
    That’s Juneau Afternoon on Monday: 3 p.m. on KTOO 104.3 FM, and repeated at 4 p.m. on KRNN 102.7 FM.
    Monday at 7pm on KTOO, Episodes 3 & 4 of Definition of Resilience, a special from INDIGEFI (Native Voice
  • Garlic Lover’s Potluck and Holiday Pops

    Scott Burton hosts on Friday, October 19, 2018.
    Sally Smith and Ann Metcalf will talk Holiday Pops.
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    BREAKING NEWS Gov. Walker suspends campaign.
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    And we’ll get invited to the Garlic Lover’s Potluck.
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    Ed Buyarski and Ann Metcalf show off Ed’s garlic. Eat some this Sunday at the
  • Apology from Gov. Walker over historical trauma highlights day one of annual AFN convention

    Governor Bill Walker gets emotional addressing the resignation of his lt gov during his address during AFN at the Dena’ina Conference Center in Anchorage (Photo by Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)
    The first day of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage saw protests and a high-level apology.
    Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson was already set to be the keynote speaker. But the speech took on even more importance after the surprise announcement Tuesd
  • Seward prepares for emergency declaration as flooding continues

    Excavators and other heavy machinery are being used around Seward to clear gravel and debris washed down from the mountains by heavy rains. (Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough)
    The city of Seward is prepared to make an emergency declaration following several days of heavy rainfall and flooding. The city council will meet Friday to vote on the formal declaration.
    In the meantime, city and borough crews along with local contractors have been working overtime to give all of that rainwater somew
  • Red Carpet Concert: AK REBEL, ‘Rise’

    Rapper Samuel Johns of Copper Center goes by the name AK Rebel. He performs his song “Rise ft. Ayyu, Byron Nicholai, Aaliyah & Junya Gisa” as part of the Red Carpet Celebration Sessions, a video series featuring Alaska Native artists filmed during Celebration 2018 in Juneau.
    The Red Carpet Celebration Sessions are a collaboration between Kindred Post, Trickster Company and KTOO Public Media. You can watch other Red Carpet Concerts with Lily Hop
  • Walker remains in the race — for now

    Republican former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy, moderator John Sturgeon, independent Gov. Bill Walker, and Democratic former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich attend the debate on resource development at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage on Thursday (Photo by Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)
    Gov. Bill Walker said Thursday that he intends to stay in the race for governor – unless something changes.
    Walker talked to reporters after a debate with the other candidates for governor, Republican M
  • Ask a Climatologist: Warm early winter topples century-old records

    Double rainbow photographed over the C&J drive-in in Fairbanks. (Creative Commons image by LT Hunter)
    With each day that passes without snow at the official recording site, so grows the record for Fairbanks’s most snowless start to winter.
    It’s the first time in more than a century with no recorded snow — not even a trace — this late in October, as of Tuesday the 16th. On top of that, warm weather across the state is setting marks for the latest freeze date on record.
  • In small town Alaska, conflicts of interest a tricky subject

    Wrangell as seen from Mount Dewey on July 24, 2014. (Creative Commons photo by James Brooks)
    Running a small town can be tricky: everyone knows everyone and conflicts of interest easily arise as people move from public service to public employment – and back again.
    In Wrangell, the city manager’s recent decision to hire a sitting Assembly member raised eyebrows.
    Rolland Howell was recently tapped to be the director of Public Works. The job pays $80,000 a year and has good benefits. B
  • Red Carpet Concert: Gabrielle Shaawatgoox George-Frank, ‘Woochkudahaa Xaasheeyi’

    Thirteen-year-old  Gabrielle Shaawatgoox George-Frank of Angoon performs her song “Woochkudahaa Xaasheeyi” as part of the Red Carpet Celebration Sessions, a video series featuring Alaska Native artists filmed during Celebration 2018 in Juneau.
    The Red Carpet Celebration Sessions are a collaboration between Kindred Post, Trickster Company and KTOO Public Media. You can watch other Red Carpet Concerts with Lily Hope, Indian Agent, and past
  • Lt. Gov. Davidson delivers first public speech in new position

    Valerie Davidson at the APU 2018 Indigenous Peoples Day celebration. Davidson was appointed as Lt. Gov. of Alaska following Byron Mallott’s resignation (Creative Commons photo courtesy of the office of Gov. Bill Walker)
    The state’s new Lt. Gov. gave her first public speech today. Valerie Davidson is the first Alaska Native Woman to hold statewide office in Alaska. She spoke at the annual tribal conference, held today at the Egan Center to kick of the Alaska Federation of Natives Conv
  • Village Police Officer to be honored for improving the lives of Alaska Native women and children

    Mountain Village Village Police Officer Anna Bill at the Alaska Airlines terminal on October 16, 2018 during a layover in Bethel on her way to Anchorage to receive the 2018 Shirley Demientieff Award at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK)
    It was 10 a.m. and Anna Bill had just fallen asleep. It had been another rough night. She’d taken one person into custody and had responded to a suicide attempt. The Mountain Village village police offi
  • Some Board of Fish members express interest in limiting hatchery production

    Net pens at Cook Inlet Aquaculture’s Tutka Bay Lagoon Hatchery. (Photo by Aaron Bolton/KBBI)
    The Alaska Board of Fisheries’ agenda was packed with hatchery issues Tuesday.
    Board members considered putting some issues on future agendas, but they also held a public forum on the broader state of hatcheries following a lengthy report from Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff.
    Some board members expressed interest in taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to increasing hatchery
  • 35th Elders and Youth conference wraps up

    A group of students from Kodiak perform a song at the close of Elders and Youth conference in Anchorage on Wednesday. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media)
    The 35th annual Elders and Youth conference has finished in Anchorage.
    Liz Medicine Crow is the president of the the First Alaskans Institute, which puts on the event, and said that more than ever she sees young people taking ownership and pride in their indigenous heritage.
    First Alaskans Institute CEO Liz Medicine Crow speaks at t
  • Democrats would like to see Walker step aside in campaign

    Gubernatorial candidates Mike Dunleavy, Bill Walker, and Mark Begich introduce themselves at a Juneau Chamber of Commerce forum on Sept. 6. Walker’s campaign is reeling in the wake of former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott’s resignation after Mallott made what Walker described as an inappropriate overture to a woman. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)
    Gov. Bill Walker has a big decision to make: whether to continue his campaign in the wake of former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott&
  • Newscast – Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

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    In this newscast:An invasive species never before observed in Alaska has been found in Ketchikan,
    Democratic candidate for governor Mark Begich says he was surprised by Byron Mallot’s resignation,
    local artist Daniel Firmin performs his song “Call Me What You Want” for the Red Carpet Concert Celebration sessions,
    and a group started in Haines is asking Alaskan candidates to challenge corporate personhood.
  • State regulators to Alaska lobbyist: Stop helping candidates raise money

    Lobbyists Royce Weller and Ashley Reed talk in the benches on the second floor of the State Capitol in January, 2017. (Marc Lester / ADN)
    Alaska lobbyists have been breaking an anti-corruption law by promoting fundraising events on behalf of political candidates, according to a preliminary opinion from the state’s campaign finance watchdog.
    Lobbyist Ashley Reed asked for the formal opinion from the Alaska Public Offices Commission. He wanted to know whether state law allows for lobbyists t
  • Begich discusses campaign viability, ‘path forward’

    Democratic candidate for Alaska governor Mark Begich. (Photo by Valerie Kern, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)
    Democratic candidate for Alaska Governor Mark Begich told KRBD on Wednesday that, like many Alaskans, he was surprised by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott’s abrupt resignation and withdrawal from the campaign.
    “It does change the dynamics for sure in the election here. How and what that means is still not clear,” Begich said. “I think a lot of people are waiting to h
  • Grant dollars restart housing program for Sitka’s homeless teens

    Sitka from the air (Creative Commons photo by Roger W)
    Sitka’s homeless youth may soon have more permanent shelter, if some residents are willing to open their doors to them.
    Youth Advocates of Sitka has won a three-year grant to implement a home-based program for kids age 16 to 21.
    Unlike other clients of YAS, who are receiving what’s known as “therapeutic foster care,” participants in the transitional living program are mostly receiving a stable home, support, and relie
  • Anchorage pilot awarded back pay in whistleblower case

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge has sided with an Anchorage pilot who claimed a Homer-based air carrier fired him for reporting safety problems.
    Brian Bell had reported that Bald Mountain Air Service falsified safety records and had gaps in drug and alcohol testing, prompting a Federal Aviation Administration inspection in 2012, the Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday.
    Bell filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after losing his job tw
  • Sitka police officer files sexual harassment lawsuit

    Mary Ferguson pictured next to her sister, Camille Ferguson, during the UAF Community and Technical College Law Enforcement Academy Graduation Ceremony in 2015. Ferguson has working with the Sitka Police Department as a sworn-in officer since 2015. (Photo from Mary Ferguson vs. City of Sitka Facebook page)
    A female police officer filed a sexual harassment complaint against the Sitka Police Department on Thursday. 32-year-old Mary Ferguson alleges that throughout her time on the force, she was tr
  • Vusi “The Voice of South Africa” Mahlasela, and “Spare Parts” author Joshua Davis

    Scott Burton hosts on Thursday, October 18, 2018.We’ll meet South African musician and poet-activist Vusi Mahlasela, listen to his music, and preview his Saturday night concert. And the author and a real-life character from UAS’s One Campus, One Book selection, “Spare Parts,” will tell us the story of an award-winning high school underwater robotics team from Arizona.
    Vusi Mahlasela at the Lyric Theatre. (Photo by Erik Forster, courtesy of Vusi Mahlasela)
  • Vusi “The Voice of South Africa” Mahlasela, and “Spare Parts”

    Scott Burton hosts on Thursday, October 18, 2018.We’ll meet South African musician and poet-activist Vusi Mahlasela, listen to his music, and preview his Saturday night concert.
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    To talk about “Spare Parts,” this year’s One Campus, One Book selection, we’ll speak with UAS Public Services Librarian Jonas Lamb, and one of the high school students featured in the book, Oscar Vasquez.
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  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talks gasline, Alaska economy in Fairbanks

     
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Alaska Governor Bill Walker, and AGDC President Keith Meyer at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline visitor center north of Fairbanks on October 13, 2018. (Alaska Gasline Development Corporation).
    One of President Trump’s Cabinet officials made a stop in Fairbanks this past weekend.
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was on his way back to Washington D.C. from a meeting in Indonesia. On Saturday, October 13th, he attended several meetings to talk abo
  • Keynote tells Elders and Youth to move traditional knowledge forward

    Tristan Yaadoh Jovan Madros delivers the youth keynote address during day two of the Elders and Youth conference in Anchorage (Photo by Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media)
    Day two of the Elders and Youth Conference wrapped up at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage Tuesday.
    The youth keynote address drew a spirited reaction from the audience. Tristan Yaadoh Jovan Madros, 20, focused on his traditional upbringing in Kaltag, hunting, building birch sleds, sewing skins and speaking
  • Previously unknown invasive marine species found in Ketchikan

    This converted PDF from a paper published in Bioinvasions Records shows organisms found during a study of marine invasive species in the Ketchikan area. The images labeled A and B are of the new species, previously not seen in Ketchikan. (Image used with permission from Gary Freitag)
    With the help of area volunteers, a team of researchers has identified a previously unknown invasive marine species in Ketchikan. The invertebrate has never before been seen this far north.
    Bugula neritina is a tiny
  • Red Carpet Concert: Daniel Firmin, ‘Call Me What You Want’

    Gwich’in Athabascan songwriter Daniel Firmin of Fort Yukon and Fairbanks performs “Call Me What You Want” as part of the Red Carpet Celebration Sessions, a video series featuring Alaska Native artists filmed during Celebration 2018 in Juneau.
    The Red Carpet Celebration Sessions are a collaboration between Kindred Post, Trickster Company and KTOO Public Media. You can watch other Red Carpet Concerts with Lily Hope, Indian Agent, and past Celebratio
  • So the lieutenant governor resigned. Now what?

    Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott signs a statement of cooperation with British Columbia Thursday. It targets protecting transboundary rivers. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
    The news of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott’s resignation Tuesday had a lot of people wondering what will happen next. And that includes Matt Buxton, who is the editor of the blog The Midnight Sun. He also covered the legislature for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner during the Walker-Mallott administration.
    Buxton spoke with A
  • Eaglecrest beer and wine sales in flux after license denial from Alcohol Beverage Control Board

    The main lodge of Eaglecrest Ski Area on Douglas Island is at the base of the ski slopes rising in the background. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)
    The state Alcohol Beverage Control Board has denied an application to begin selling beer and wine at Juneau’s city-owned ski area this season.
    Eaglecrest Ski Area partnered with Abby Williams, owner of Louie’s Douglas Inn, and hoped to open the Old Tower Bar in the old lodge this season.
    Williams’ application for a recreational site li
  • Two dogs die in house fire on North Douglas

    Emergency personnel and vehicles at the scene of a house fire on North Douglas Highway on Tuesday. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)
    Firefighters put out a north Douglas house fire Tuesday afternoon. Emergency personnel and vehicles blocked North Douglas Highway while fighting the fire a little more than half a mile north of the Douglas Bridge.
    The occupants of the home were away when the fire started. Firefighters tried to revive two dogs found inside the house, but the animals did not survive.
    The f
  • Newscast – Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

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    In this newscast:Byron Mallot resigned as Lt. Governor Tuesday and will no longer be a part of the Walker/Mallot ticket,
    new Mayor Beth Weldon and three new Juneau Assembly members officially took their seats Tuesday,
    the state Alcohol Beverage Control Board has denied an application to begin selling beer and wine at Eaglecrest, 
    and some Sealaska shareholders condemn their corporation’s Walker-Mallott endors
  • Online, Sealaska shareholders condemned their corporation’s Walker-Mallott endorsement. Here’s what they said in person.

    A Sealaska corporate logo adorns the roof of the Southeast Alaska Native corportation’s headquarters in Juneau on May 2, 2018. The logo has representations of the Eagle and Raven moieties of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ktoo/2018/10/15SEALASKA-npr1.mp3
    Last month, Sealaska Corporation’s board of directors announced their endorsement of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott for governor and lieutenant governor. The b
  • Watch: Mallott resignation press conference

    Read the full story on Mallott’s resignation here.Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov Valerie Davidson address reporters about the resignation of Byron Mallott over “inappropriate comments” made by Mallott.
    (Video courtesy KTUU)
  • Watch: Mallot resignation press conference

    Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov Valerie Davidson address reporters about the resignation of Byron Mallott over “inappropriate comments” made by Mallott.
    (Video courtesy KTUU)
  • Updated: Lt. Gov. Mallott resigns after ‘inappropriate comments’

    Byron Mallott resigned suddenly Tuesday as lieutenant governor, over “inappropriate comments” he recently made.
    State Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson was been sworn in to replace Mallott during a private ceremony in Gov. Bill Walker’s Anchorage office this afternoon.
    Mallott also resigned from the campaign for a new term on a ticket with Gov. Bill Walker. It’s too late to remove Mallott’s name from the ballot, but th
  • Q&A: ConocoPhillips Alaska president discusses his prediction for a “North Slope Renaissance”

    ConocoPhillips Alaska president Joe Marushack told an Anchorage audience that he predicts a new wave of oil development in Alaska. (Photo Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)
    It’s been a good year for ConocoPhillips Alaska.
    Last week, the company announced first oil from a drill site called Greater Mooses Tooth 1, ahead of schedule. Greater Mooses Tooth 1 is the first oil development on federal leases in the 22.8-million acre National Petroleum Reserve Alaska, or NPR-A, a west of
  • Lt. Gov. Mallott resigns after ‘inappropriate comments’

    Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned today, effective immediately.
    Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson was sworn into the office during a private ceremony in Gov. Bill Walker’s Anchorage office this afternoon.
    Gov. Walker put out this written statement:
    It is with profound disappointment and sadness that I accepted the resignation of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.
    Byron recently made inappropriate comments that do not reflect the sterling level of behavior required in his role as lieutenant governor.

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