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Cotten nominated as Fish and Game commish

Cotten nominated as Fish and Game commishFormer House speaker and former North Pacific Fisheries Management Council member Sam Cotten was only candidate interviewed.

Swanton appointed deputy commissioner of Fish and Game

Charles Swanton will lead the department on Pacific salmon issues.

UAF chancellor expects budget cuts, up to 250 positions cut

UAF chancellor expects budget cuts, up to 250 positions cutThe state's looming budget crisis because of the decline in oil prices could mean layoffs at the state's flagship university.

Pebble Mine owner raises funds for operations, legal fight

Pebble Mine owner raises funds for operations, legal fightNorthern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. has raised about $13 million to help fund operations and an ongoing legal fight in support of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Public meeting tonight on proposed Mendenhall Glacier fee increase

Public meeting tonight on proposed Mendenhall Glacier fee increaseThe U.S. Forest Service is proposing a fee increase at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center starting with the 2016 tourist season.

Pot moratorium signals local zoning in October

Pot moratorium signals local zoning in OctoberAspiring pot entrepreneurs in Juneau can tentatively expect to have local zoning and land use rules that address legal operations in October.

Final round of fisheries disaster aid to be distributed

Final round of fisheries disaster aid to be distributedA federal agency has approved distribution of the final $13 million of aid allocated to Alaska for the 2012 Chinook salmon fishery failure.

Federal regulators pause licensing process for Susitna-Watana dam

Federal regulators pause licensing process for Susitna-Watana damFederal regulators have agreed to put on hold the licensing process for the massive proposed Susitna-Watana dam in south-central Alaska.

Alaska LNG export project advances despite oil price fall

Alaska LNG export project advances despite oil price fallOfficials connected to Alaska's massive liquefied natural gas export project say falling oil prices haven't slowed it.

Reward offered for information on Juneau window vandal

Authorities in Juneau are offering hefty rewards to find a vandal who smashed the window of a pizza parlor.