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Woman hanging on Shell ship since Friday ends drill protest

...of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest...protest against Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea off northwestern Alaska. The oil company's proposal also has drawn large protests...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-25/woman-hanging-on-shell-ship-since-fr
News

...Lake 1972:Ben and wife, Nadene and son, Robbie, moved to Alaska from Lubbock, Texas in the late 1960's to cash in the oil pipe line. Ben was an excellent welder. He and Robbie adapted well to the work and fun in Alaska. Poor Nadene tagged along...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2015-05-26
Food
What others say: Lawmakers must use Permanent Fund earnings to solve budget impasse

...mean less money in the autumn dividend checks given to every Alaskan.For many Alaskans, the impact of the year-old fall in oil prices has not yet hit home. We can think of no better way to bring attention to the issue than a smaller dividend.It's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-25/what-others-say-lawmakers-must-us
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: U.S. must become informed on Arctic issues

...has also adopted two agreements in recent years to further cooperation and collaboration for search and rescue activities and oil spill response protocols.Despite the recent uptick in Russian aggression in the region, the Arctic has historically been considered...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-25/voices-of-alaska-us-must-become-i
Opinion
Letters to the editor

...department. It is believed, the development of the new LNG plant will bring (eventually) an expansion of tax revenue from big oil corporations. In the meantime, the burden will be placed on working folks who pay and pay and pay again for government agencies...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-26/letters-to-the-editor
Opinion
Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee seeking members

...Risk Assessment, a study of the probability and consequences of oil spills in the Cook Inlet. The creation of a harbor safety committee...from groups including environmentalists, pilots, operators of oil terminals, tankers, ferries, tugs and barges, LNG carriers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-23/cook-inlet-harbor-safety-committee-s
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Jeepsteers

...everyone met and the holder of the best hand was issued a prize ranging from a 50" light bar to a free detailing and a lube oil filter change. "We had some pretty good winning hands; turned in first place was a flush," said Tim Iverson, the man behind...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-05-22/jeepsteers
Dispatch
Soldotna students receive graduation lectures from faculty

...qualities necessary to succeed in life. Roberts also said that his varied experiences - he has been a heavy equipment operator, oil field worker, truck driver, and carpenter - had prepared him to enjoy life. "If someone told me 36 years ago I'd be a head...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-23/soldotna-students-receive-graduation
News

...student in construction management at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Stroman said he lost three jobs in three years in oil-related fields. Stroman's wife saw Williams' Craigslist ad, and suggested he go.There can be drawbacks. People try...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-23-1
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Legislature adjourns, convenes new session in Anchorage over minority objections

...along with the passage of Medicaid expansion, and have argued that the spending cuts they have proposed which include capping oil tax credits are greater than what's been approved by the House and Senate majorities.House minority members said during a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-21/legislature-adjourns-convenes-new-se
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