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Report recommends Congress restructure Denali Commission

Among the complaints were that conflict of interest laws prevented Alaska-based commissioners from participating in decisions, and there was nothing in place to allow the federal co-chair of the commission to delegate authority.
Rep. Young co-sponsors pot bill to let states decide

Rep. Young co-sponsors pot bill to let states decide

The bill would also allow VA doctors to recommend marijuana use to their patients and require the government to start issuing marijuana research licenses.…

Young sponsors medical marijuana legislation with colleague

Young sponsors medical marijuana legislation with colleague

U.S. Rep. Don Young has introduced legislation that would provide federal recognition for states that allow medical marijuana.

According to a press release from Young’s ……

Town hall offers veterans a chance to connect with VA officials

Town hall offers veterans a chance to connect with VA officials

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is holding another listening session in Juneau tonight.…

USFS celebrates Big Thorne decision as environmental groups weigh options

USFS celebrates Big Thorne decision as environmental groups weigh options

A court decision allowing the Big Thorne timber sale will help speed changes in Tongass logging. But opponents say it will damage other Southeast Alaska…

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Young introduces bill to reauthorize Magnuson-Stevens Act

Young introduces bill to reauthorize Magnuson-Stevens Act

Alaska Congressman Don Young has introduced a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the nation’s primary law governing…

Tlingit and Haida receives grant for efficiency upgrades

Tlingit and Haida receives grant for efficiency upgrades

Southeast Alaska’s largest tribal organization is getting $500,000 from the federal government to make energy efficiency upgrades to…

Pentagon prodded to study Native contracting reform

Alaska’s Congressional delegation and a dozen other lawmakers are asking the Defense secretary to study how contracting reform…

Murkowski: No confidence in USFS plan in Tongass

Murkowski: No confidence in USFS plan in Tongass

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she doesn’t see any good news for the families in Southeast Alaska that…

Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez case

Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez case

The state and federal governments say they are closer to deciding whether to pursue additional money for restoration…

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