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Drone access to US skies faces significant hurdles

...three-week partial government shutdown.The report makes 11 recommendations to FAA for improvement, all of which agency officials said they agree with and are working on.A bill passed by Congress more than two years ago directed the FAA to set...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-01/drone-access-to-us-skies-faces-signi
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States concerned about proposed Coast Guard rules

...Coast Guard says it is simply restating its position and clarifying existing law, not creating new regulations. Agency officials say they want to make clear to the public which existing regulations take precedence over state and local law...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-15/states-concerned-about-proposed-coas
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...not far from the bustling marketplace that was targeted in Tuesday's bomb attack. A National Emergency Management Agency official, Eugene Nyelong, said it appeared to be another car bomb and many are feared dead because the outdoor theater was...

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State AG pushes back on EPA process

...Act to protect the region's world-premiere sockeye salmon fishery from large-scale mining.In a letter to agency officials that day, Geraghty called the EPA's actions premature and said they prevent the state - the majority landowner...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-05/state-ag-pushes-back-on-epa-process
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...warning because things can change very quickly," said Matt Friedlein, a weather service meteorologist.According to agency officials, parts of Illinois, Indiana, southern Michigan and western Ohio were at the greatest risk of seeing tornadoes...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-17-4
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Federal, state agencies prepare for 2013 wildfires

...said, was a normal fire season with 1.7 million acres burned. An updated monthly forecast is due out this week.Agency officials chuckled when asked if last year was slow."It was the second quietest season in the last 11 years," Warthin...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-30/federal-state-agencies-prepare-for-2
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Agency urged to provide more aid to struggling seafood plant

...declared a desire to get out of the project. Alaska Seafood International wants $15 million more from the state, but agency officials are cautious. Wilson Hughes, AIDEA board chairman, said Monday the agency must carefully weigh whether giving...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/081500/ala_081500ala0070001.shtml
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Forest chief on four-day tour of Alaska

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- U.S. Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth is in Southeast Alaska this week meeting with agency officials, timber representatives and environmentalists. Bosworth was in Ketchikan and Petersburg on Monday and has scheduled...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/072202/ala_072302alapm0070001.shtml
Stevens and Murkowski make do with makeshift Senate offices

...to flood the Hart building with chlorine dioxide gas to kill the spores, but on Monday Environmental Protection Agency officials said the action would be delayed while they reviewed that option. Tuesday afternoon, they decided to gas only the...

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Roadless ban would cut Tongass harvest by two-thirds

...announcement is the next-to-last step in the process for crafting a roadless rule without the involvement of Congress. Agency officials will decide whether to make still more changes before they publish a final rule in mid-December, just a month...

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