James Brooks

Pipeline plan passes

JUNEAU — Alaska’s natural gas megaproject is moving forward. With a 39-0 vote, the Alaska House approved spending $161.25 million to advance the AKLNG project,… Continue reading

Governor rolls out proposal to turn Permanent Fund into money factory

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker’s administration is preparing to roll out the most radical change to the state’s annual budgeting process since the creation of… Continue reading

Walker touts tax to push AK LNG

“I’m not trying to buy love. I’m trying to sell gas.” So declared Gov. Bill Walker in a press conference Friday as he explained to… Continue reading

Jewell: Denali name change is final

Jewell: Denali name change is final

Late Sunday, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican and Speaker of the House, said he was “deeply disappointed” that President Obama allowed U.S. Department… Continue reading

Jewell: Denali name change is final

Low oil prices cut Alaska deep

On Monday, as the price of West Texas crude oil dipped below $39 per barrel for the first time in six years, state revenue commissioner… Continue reading

New arrival at Homer Harbor

19 ships blamed for 49 air quality violations

On Tuesday morning, the cruise ship Norwegian Jewel pulled into the port of Juneau, its white hull containing nearly 3,500 passengers eager to debark and… Continue reading

New arrival at Homer Harbor

Bering Sea halibut bycatch cut leaves both sides unhappy

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 6-3 on Sunday afternoon in Sitka to cut by 25 percent the amount of halibut that pollock and… Continue reading

Group wants to export crude oil from Skagway

JUNEAU — Alaskans know Valdez as the state’s oil port of choice, but an independent Yukon oil producer is planning to make Skagway No. 2… Continue reading