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Shell allowed limited offshore oil drilling

...Beaufort seas at 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Arctic offshore drilling is strongly supported by elected officials in Alaska, where upward of 90 percent of state government is funded by the oil industry. They hope to see undersea and overland...
Voices of Alaska: General aviation helps Alaska's farms, businesses take off

...organizations that rely on general aviation for their work.Despite this, I am pleased to see that our local elected officials in Alaska have made the effort to recognize the benefits of general aviation and local airports. Recently, Governor Sean...
With oil prices dropping, Walker stops spending on mega-projects

...deficit, which has increased as oil prices have dropped sharply. With oil prices now around a five-year low, officials in Alaska and about a half-dozen other states already have begun paring back projections for a continued gusher of revenues...
Alaska Native languages bill draws criticism

...Affairs representative Hillary Martin also testified the bill as written would make the languages only symbolically official in Alaska and would not affect state law or procedures. "This bill gives them the opportunity to grow and have pride...
Management challenge: 'fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

...Kenai king salmon." Previous stories may be found at It's a lesson every elected official in Alaska learns firsthand sooner or later, and Gov. Sean Parnell got a fresh reminder this past April in the waning days...
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Military warns of unexploded ammunition

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Military officials in Alaska are warning the public that if they see a weathered metal object outdoors, they should not pick it up, but instead should call...

...APNewsNow. Will be expanded.Birds, squirrels take toll on Juneau power lines JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Power company officials in Alaska's capital say squirrels and birds are turning the lights out for city customers.The Juneau Empire (http...
Buccaneer board splits over Cook Inlet work

...Enterprises Ltd. with Hong Kong and potential mainland Chinese investment sources has caught the attention of state officials in Alaska.Buccaneer's CEO Curtis Burton, who was in Alaska recently touring company operations, defended the current...
Cost for student loans on the rise

...Treasury. Fair value accounting takes into account lending costs to the government once rates go up. Education officials in Alaska strongly opposed the student loan changes, arguing costs for students in the state will increase as a result...
Plane, possibly with Ted Stevens aboard, crashes

...Administrator Sean O'Keefe were believed to aboard, but it was unclear if they were among the dead. Reports from officials in Alaska were that nine people were aboard the aircraft and that "it appears that there are five fatalities," NTSB spokesman...


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