As Anchorage police work on an open missing persons case for 37-year-old Jessie Tessier, the woman’s family has been holding out hope that they might come across a sign of the mother of three — or that a member of the public might flag them on information leading to her whereabouts.
The Anchorage Assembly is examining the incident that led election observers to challenge the integrity of the April 4 municipal election using an unofficial IT policy, even after the resignation of IT director Marc Dahl.
The sunshine is hanging on, bringing a bright day to southcentral, interior and even southeast Alaska on Friday. But looming into the weekend, two low pressure systems that bring a touch of winter into the state.
By The Associated Press, Matthew Daly and Matthew Brown
President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday proposed up to three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico, but none in Alaska, as it tries to navigate between energy companies seeking greater oil and gas production and environmental activists who want Biden to shut down new offshore drilling in the fight against climate change.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has begun work to rebuild a revetment in Talkeetna after high floodwaters washed the 44-year-old protective wall away and caused extensive erosion at the end of Main Street.
A final report on the March 2021 heli-skiing crash that killed five people and severely injured another placed blame largely on the “inadequate” pilot training program by the heli-ski company, as well as insufficient oversight checks by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Several cannabis businesses are expected to close this year, according to the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office. Since legalization in 2016, 109 cannabis businesses — including retail stores and cultivators — have either surrendered or let their licenses expire.
The U.S. is headed toward a government shutdown when the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. on Sunday if funding legislation isn’t passed this weekend by Congress and signed into law by the president. But elected officials here in Alaska say they already have plans in the works to minimize the impacts of a potential shutdown.