This week President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law, providing nearly $3 billion a year to parks and conservation of public lands and giving states like Alaska access to more federal funds.
According to Alaska State Troopers, the Alaska Bureau of Investigation Technical Crimes Unit (TCU) in Anchorage received a report that a teenage female in Naknek had been enticed to send explicit images of herself to adults online.
AST says a Hope resident was clearing a trail about 1 mile behind his property which is located off of mile 8 of the Hope Highway. After some time the resident’s wife grew concerned when their dog, which had been with him, returned home alone.
During a U.S. Census Bureau news conference held Tuesday afternoon, it was announced the response rate to the Census is 49%, this number includes all of Alaska. It’s important to note this number doesn’t include the remote Alaska response.
Seven Cold Case Task Force offices across the nation, dedicated to solving cold cases involving missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, are opening in the next few weeks, one expected to open in Anchorage.
Dave Snider is the Tsunami Warning Coordinator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and says the warning for Anchorage was a mistake after the National Weather Service made changes to try to ensure tsunami alerts would not go to Anchorage residents when they were not needed.
The state allows anyone to request a ballot by mail, and the Division of Elections has announced a new online system intended to make it easier to apply for absentee ballots. But the lawsuit says that option has limitations.
The Russian ambassador to the United States said the decision comes against the backdrop of “an overwhelming wave of desecration and demolition of monuments to historical figures during mass protests in the United States.”
Alaska has seen triple-digit daily COVID-19 counts in recent days. In a prepared statement Anchorage mayor Ethan Berkowitz called the rising numbers “a significant COVID-19 case spike“ and said we must defend our hospital capacity.”
AST says when the person who reported the crash stopped to help, they found Bethel resident David Berlin. Troopers say a child that had life-threatening injuries was also found. The injuries of the other two adults were non-life-threatening AST says.
Like many places in Alaska when the pandemic hit the center was forced to close temporarily, but the animals, more than 4,000, still had to be cared for and the expenses to run the building, including keeping the seawater pumps turned on continued.
The figures released by Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration show Alaska Natives and Native Americans have the next largest representation among troopers at 5%, while those groups represent about 20% of the overall population.
KYUK reports Napaskiak Tribal Administrator Sharon Williams says village residents have been turned away from businesses in the nearby hub community of Bethel, even though they are adhering to proper COVID-19 protocols.
State officials have approved a $5.6 billion sale of BP’s oil and gas leases to Hilcorp Energy Company almost a year after the companies announced the sale, the Department of Natural Resources said Monday.