Alaska Journal | Movers & Shakers for June 26, 2022

The Alaska Oil and Gas Association announced Tamara Maddox as the organization’s new regulatory and legal affairs manager. Maddox most recently served as an associate attorney at the Alaska Public Offices Commission and prior to that was an associate attorney at the Denali Law Group. She has diverse experience in criminal law, guardianshipContinue Reading

Alaska air pollution holds clues for other Arctic climates

In the pristine expanse of Alaska’s interior lies a dirty secret: some of the most polluted winter air in the United States can be found in and around Fairbanks. The Fairbanks North Star Borough, which includes Alaska’s second largest city, routinely exceeds limits set by the US Environmental ProtectionContinue Reading

What lessons can Alaska learn – and share – on Arctic fisheries?

By Apostolos Tsiouvalas, Gergana Stoeva, Andreas Raspotnik and Ian Laing Updated: 11 minutes ago Published: 11 minutes ago Fishermen approach the Cordova boat harbor after the first commercial opener of the season on Monday, May 17, 2021. (Emily Mesner / ADN) Although focus is increasingly placed on sustainability policies andContinue Reading

Alaska Ombudsman releases damning report into API patient care, ‘toxic work environment’

JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) – The Alaska State Ombudsman has released a damning report into the state’s only psychiatric hospital, detailing how patient treatment plans have not met federal regulatory requirements and that there has been a “toxic work environment” for the hospital’s employees. The investigation stemmed from an anonymous complaintContinue Reading

Alaska to Receive Big Benefits from Infrastructure Package

08.10.21 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Passes Senate Today the U.S. Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, legislation which provides investments for core infrastructure—roads, bridges, rail, transit, ports, airports, energy, water systems, and broadband. The bill provides $550 billion in new spending over five years, without raising taxes,Continue Reading