Looking Back – Oct. 12, 2017

Oct. 12, 2007 - ANCHORAGE - Scores of Alaska Native villages are increasingly threatened by erosion, and governments must respond with new strategies as other communities around the nation face similar dilemmas from climate change, U.S. senators said Thursday.

Trump’s threat deserves swift kick

Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan speaks at a town hall meeting at Bartlett High School in Anchorage on Saturday, May 20. Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan speaks at a town hall meeting at Bartlett High School in Anchorage on Saturday, May 20. How dare you, Mr. President, from your Twittering perch in distant Washington, threaten a senator from Alaska - or any senator - with damage to her state's share of public interests because she voted not your views but her own carefully considered views on a matter of concern to Alaskans. Apparently you think that Alaskans are so attuned to top-down dictatorial styles of government that they will punish Sen. Lisa Murkowski at the polls at your direction.

Alaska Senate tees up income tax and votes it down

The Alaska Senate on Friday rejected the House's income-tax proposal in a 15-4 vote - an emphatic statement of opposition to a key deficit-reduction measure that also underscored how far apart the two chambers remain after nearly four months in Juneau. Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, talks with members during a break from the Senate debate on the House income tax proposal Friday at the Capitol.

Professor wants more college classes taught in Hawaiian

Supporters of President Donald Trump plan to gather at Trump Tower, the White House and scores of other places around the country in marches to show their pride in his presidency. Supporters of President Donald Trump plan to gather at Trump Tower, the White House and scores of other places around the country in marches to show their pride in his presidency.

Washington receiver John Ross breaks NFL combine’s 40 record

Two people were arrested as protesters clashed with supporters of President Donald Trump during a rally at the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville. Supporters of President Donald Trump plan to gather at Trump Tower, the White House and scores of other places around the country in marches to show their pride in his presidency.

Murkowski says Trump policies on Arctic, climate still unclear

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, left, and Norwegian member of parliament Eirik Sivertsen took questions from reporters during a meeting of the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region in Anchorage on Friday. Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says it's still unclear what the Trump administration's Arctic or climate policies will look like.

Anchorage, AK executive earns national award at industry conference

The International Bottled Water Association today announced that Terry Clark, chief operating officer of Alaska Glacial Products LLC, based in Anchorage, has won its prestigious Shayron Barnes-Selby / IBWA Advocacy Award. Mr. Clark was handed the award at IBWA's Annual General Meeting as part of the 2016 IBWA Annual Business Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Libertarian VP candidate Weld campaigning in Alaska

Libertarian vice presidential nominee, Bill Weld, walks down a hallway to his campaign rally in Anchorage, Alaska, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Weld sees a receptive audience for his ticket's message in Alaska, a state where he's investing time in the run-up to the Nov. 8 general election.

Canceled tribal providers conference back on schedule

A yearly conference for Alaska Natives is set to kick off in late November after initially being canceled last month. The Bureau of Indian Affairs' Tribal Providers Conference is scheduled to take place Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage.

It’s time to talk crab season projections

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will meet in Anchorage from Oct. 5-11 to overview crab season projections, hear further discussions of halibut management, and decide what to do about a recent federal appeals court decision that will require more attention to salmon management. The council will approve catch limits for the 2016-17 crab fisheries and review the stock assessment for the last year.

Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on Air Force One at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, Sunday, May 22, 2016. The president is on a weeklong trip to Asia as part of his effort to pay more attention to the region and boost economic and security cooperation.