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Friday Newscast 12/21/12


Gas Caucus Gets Pipline Update, Crafting Legislation

State lawmakers today heard an update on a proposal to get natural gas from the North Slope to Southcentral Alaska.

Murkowski praises Akaka in floor speech

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski bid farewell to her colleague and friend, the retiring Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii.

Young to remain chair of House subcommittee

Alaska Rep. Don Young will continue to serve as chairman of a U.S. House subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.

New ferry a “stretch Lituya,” not a “stretch LeConte”

New ferry a “stretch Lituya,” not a “stretch LeConte”More details are emerging about the Alaska Class Ferry redesign. The smaller shuttles could have partially open car decks. And three, rather than two, might be built

Alaska’s job scene looking more like Lower 48

Unemployment in Alaska has been lower than the national rate for nearly 50 months.

Alaska’s unemployment rate  historically had  been higher than the rest of … more

Treadwell certifies proposed initiative on mining

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has certified a proposed ballot initiative would require legislative approval for a large-scale mine in the Bristol Bay region.

USDA finds no takers for new Fairbanks greenhouse

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to dispose of a $1.2 million greenhouse complex in Fairbanks that was completed just this year.

UAF lands $1.9M for linguistics programs

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has won a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support Alaska Native language programs.

Juneau Afternoon 12/21/12

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