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Low gas prices boost Alaska tourism

Winter, spring, summer and fall, lots of people are coming to Alaska. Visitor numbers were steady or increased nearly everywhere across the state during the latest summer tourism season.
Gamble reflects after announcing retirement

JUNEAU, Alaska - University of Alaska president Pat Gamble said he loves coming to work every day. But at age 69 - and with the university system in a position he feels comfortable with - Gamble said it's time to retire.
Senate Finance advances budget bill

...that the state did not need to and could not afford to do both major projects.The budget added $5 million for the Alaska Railroad Corp. for safety technology, bringing to $15 million the total for that appropriation. Accompanying intent language...
House committee advances bill on AGDC appointments

JUNEAU - The House Rules Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.
Chenault plans to propose AGDC amendment

JUNEAU - House Speaker Mike Chenault on Monday said he plans to propose allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of a corporation that could play a key role in a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska.
Jet fuel a no-go at Flint Hills is working on a plan with fuel importers to build additional fuel storage capacity at Anchorage's port.The Alaska Railroad Corp. has been adversely affected by the reduction in jet fuel shipments from North Pole to Anchorage by Flint Hills...
Environmental groups appeal herbicide permit

A trio of environmental groups filed an appeal May 26 to a permit allowing the Alaska Railroad Corp. to spray herbicides on some segments of its railways.The appeal was filed by Alaska Survival, Alaska Community Action on Toxics...
Rural Alaskans rank port, harbor projects

For the first time in at least two decades, funding requests for new and improved ports and harbors in rural Alaska will be collected onto one unified list of needed appropriations.
On track

Gov. Sarah Palin is expected to sign a bill in Kenai on Saturday authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corp. to participate in Agrium's future coal gasification plant project at Nikiski. According to Palin's press office, the governor...
Palin's signing of bill a step in right direction

...and its Blue Sky coal gasification project, and as it turns out, it's a train. More specifically, it's the Alaska Railroad Corp. Gov. Sarah Palin paid a visit to Kenai on Saturday to sign House Bill 229, a measure sponsored by Rep. Mike...


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