Announcements

Governor Walker Issues Disaster Declaration for North Slope Borough

Governor Walker Issues Disaster Declaration for North Slope Borough

Late-September storm produced perilous conditions, flooding, damage in Utqiagvik November 15, 2017 ANCHORAGE — Governor Bill Walker late yesterday issued a declaration of disaster for the North Slope Borough following a strong Arctic sea storm in September. The declaration makes available $1 million from the state’s Disaster Relief Fund, and […]

Tustumena Delayed 24 Hours

Tustumena Delayed 24 Hours

Due to forecasted storm-force winds and high seas, the M/V Tustumena will delay its regularly scheduled November 16th departure from Homer for 24 hours.  AMHS staff is contacting affected passengers. Service notices may be found at dot.alaska.gov/amhs/service_notices.shtml or by contacting your local terminal by dialing 1-907-465-3941 or toll-free at 1-800-642-0066. Advertisement […]

Alaska Program to Reduce Crash Rates Receives National Roadway Safety Award

Alaska Program to Reduce Crash Rates Receives National Roadway Safety Award

  (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), working in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Public Safety (ADPS) was honored today in Washington, D.C. for the success of its “Alaska Safety Corridor Program” in reducing the high rates of fatal and serious injury crashes […]

Governor Bill Walker shakes hands with Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott after signing an Administrative Order on Climate Change, at the State Capitol in Juneau, Alaska, October 31, 2017.

Governor Walker Signs Administrative Order Establishing Climate Change Strategy for Alaska

Climate Action Leadership Team will focus on mitigation, adaptation, research & response   October 31, 2017 JUNEAU — Recognizing that Alaska is the United States’ ground zero for the impacts of climate change, Governor Bill Walker today signed Administrative Order 289 establishing the Alaska Climate Change Strategy and Climate Action […]

Walker-Mallott Administration Releases Comprehensive Public Safety Action Plan

Walker-Mallott Administration Releases Comprehensive Public Safety Action Plan

Multi-pronged approach includes short-, long-term steps to continue building a Safer Alaska  October 30, 2017 JUNEAU — Governor Bill Walker today announced the release of the State’s Public Safety Action Plan. In August, Governor Walker tasked Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth to work with Commissioners Walt Monegan, Valerie Davidson, and Dean […]