The work of the 5 member Alaska Redistricting Board begins this week because the Board has been told to expect the detailed 2010 Census data to be released this week. Once the data is received the Redistricting Board has 30 days to come up with a redistricting plan for the public to examine. (more…)
House Bill 103 examines the power of the Alaska Energy Authority to study and construct energy projects along the railbelt has been through 7 hearings; it finally passed through the House’s special energy committee and is on to the Finance Committee.
The Mat Su Borough Assembly has selected a new Borough Manager. John Moosey the County Administrator for Chisago County in Minnnesota has been selected. (more…)
KTNAs morning news, weather forecast, Denali echos, announcements for February 22nd. Host is Sue Deyoe. Headlines – Local Red Cross needs assistance; 3.4 earthquake hits Talkeetna; CPB funding cut in House bill. 16 min.
The Alaska delegation introduced legislation to Congress that would clear the way for an in-state, natural gas pipeline to be built along the Parks Highway. The bill is aimed to authorize a right-of-way along the highway and also through a small portion of the Denali National Park. (more…)
A small hydro project proposed to power the Kantishna Roadhouse garnered support from U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich. The Senators introduced legislation that would give the green light to the construction of the hydro plant inside the non-wilderness part of Denali National Park. (more…)
With a new Congress seated and a still ailing economy, a political movement is underway to severely cut federal spending. Congress has several bills before them that could impact the future of public radio. And this goes for every public radio station in the country as well as community radio right here in Talkeetna.
The proposed Knik Arm bridge is one step closer to become reality as the Federal Highway administration gave the green light for the project. (more…)
Governor Parnell has announced his budget plan for Fiscal Year 2012. The operating and capital budgets total $11.1 billion, with $5.45 billion in state general funds. State agency operating growth has been limited to 1.9 percent. The budget includes $65.7 million for the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) to conduct planning, design, and permitting for the Susitna Hydroelectric Project, which is estimated to meet half of the Railbelt’s electricity demand. The budget also includes funding for weatherization programs, renewable energy, and heating assistance. KTNA listeners can stay tuned to tonights Alaska News Nightly for the full story or go to the link above to read all the numbers.