By Tim Bradner For the Frontiersman

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Electric vehicles set for takeoff in Alaska, but there are bumps in road

There are over 1,000 all-electric autos in Alaska according to estimates and the number is growing, up by 200 in the last 12 months.Add another 500 cars that are hybrids, which operate both...

First movement on bills to deal with state’s financial ills including PFD

Legislators in Juneau have taken the first steps toward addressing the state’s structural fiscal problems and the Permanent Fund Dividend, or PFD.On Wednesday the Senate Judiciary committee moved bills changing the PFD funding...

Hospitals, nursing homes struggle as COVID-19 Delta variant cases soar

State health officials painted a bleak picture of a worsening situation in hospitals as Alaska COVID-19 infections soar. The wave is being fueled in the highly virulent Delt variant of the virus.“We’ve seen...

As Delta COVID-10 variant spreads Mat-Su vaccinations creep up, but slowly

As the Delta COVID-19 variant fills hospitals in a new surge, vaccinations in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are creeping up, but at a glacial pace.State Department of Health and Social Services data showed that...

Southwest Alaska tribe takes first steps toward rural broadband service with new satellite system OneWeb

A small village tribal group in Southwest Alaska is leading what could become a breakthrough in technology to bring high-speed internet and broadband to remote communities across the state not not served by...

Precision airdrops shown to land small cargo pods at remote sites

A California tech startup has developed a system of precision airdrops of small freight packages that could benefit rural Alaska communities and industrial operators at remote sites.Airdrops are nothing new, of course. The...

Alaska poised to take center stage in development of hybrid electric aircraft

Hybrid electric automobiles are now part of the landscape and hybrid aircraft are on the way, and sooner than we think.Alaska is poised to take center stage for some of the rollout of...

Sick and tired of political gridlock? There may be hope

Sick and tired of political gridlock?It’s understandable. Congress, locked in partisan combat, isn’t getting much done.In Juneau, there’s fighting over the size of the Permanent Fund Dividend.Can politicians ever work together to get...

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