Archive of: Alaska Politics



June Issue 5 2014

Corps files proposal to justify CD-5 permit

A lawsuit over a key federal permit is still in court, but ConocoPhillips isn’t slowing down on its construction of CD-5, a small satellite oil deposit near the Alpine oil field on the North Slope.

Alaska senators take another crack at restoring J-1 program June Issue 5 2014

Alaska senators take another crack at restoring J-1 program

A few processing plants are finding themselves shorthanded as salmon catches increase around the state, but an item in pending U.S. Senate legislation could make it easier to fill vacant positions next summer.

June Issue 2 2014

After filing deadline, 12 incumbents to run unopposed

Alaskans love to complain about their politicians, but when push comes to shove, at election time, there aren’t a lot of people willing to step up to replace them.

May Issue 4 2014

State officials target mid-2015 for workers’ comp changes

A new method of paying medical fees for injured workers under the state workers’ compensation program won’t be in place until mid-2015, and it will take more time for insurance companies to judge any effects on lowering costs so that adjustments can be made in premiums paid by employers.