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Sen. Begich Courts Voters in Rural Alaska

Sen. Begich Courts Voters in Rural AlaskaSenator Mark Begich last week visited the three lower Yukon River villages of Marshall, Alakanak, and Emmonak. He heard from dozens of people about infrastructure needs, and issues such as the importance of subsistence and the need for local law enforcement.

New student fee to help cover UAF budget shortfall for facility upgrade

New student fee to help cover UAF budget shortfall for facility upgradeAccording to a memorandum sent last week by University of Alaska System President Pat Gamble, the Board of Regents plans to implement a student fee to cover costs associated with the project.

EPA gets earful on Pebble Mine

EPA gets earful on Pebble MineFive hours of public testimony in Anchorage saw 100 people signed up to speak on the proposed limits to the Pebble Mine project.

Body of Wilderness Classic racer recovered from Tana River

Body of Wilderness Classic racer recovered from Tana RiverRob Kehrer was found dead while competing in the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic over the weekend in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

Oil tax referendum ignites a neighborly sign war

On top of being the most expensive ballot measure in state history, next week’s referendum on oil taxes may also be one of the most contentious.

Ad claims Treadwell company erodes privacy

Ad claims Treadwell company erodes privacyA new negative ad says technology companies Mead Treadwell founded are helping the government erode privacy.

CBJ Regular Meeting 8/11/2014

Audio of CBJ Regular Meeting for August 11, 2014.

Court orders a second look at controversial fish observer program

Court orders a second look at controversial fish observer programThe observer program is not going away. Instead, the court’s action may compel NOAA to find a way to remodel it, which is what the small-boat fleet has wanted.

Alaska exceeds Canadian chinook escapement goal, decline remains a mystery

Alaska exceeds Canadian chinook escapement goal, decline remains a mystery It is the first time in roughly eight years that escapement goals lined out in a treaty between Alaska and Canada have been met.

Subsistence hunters helping test food security in western Alaska

Subsistence hunters helping test food security in western AlaskaThe Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is distributing the paper to subsistence hunters to collect blood specimens from subsistence mammals.