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Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez case

Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez caseThe state and federal governments say they are closer to deciding whether to pursue additional money for restoration work following the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill but need more time.

Feds OK to process visas for roe technicians

The federal government can once again continue processing H-2b visas, the program that traditionally allows foreign roe technicians to work in Alaska seafood plants.

Proposed Arctic drilling regs take holistic look at safety

Proposed Arctic drilling regs take holistic look at safetyThe heads of the two federal agencies in charge of off-shore oil and gas drilling visited Alaska last week to discuss proposed safety regulations for drilling in the Arctic.

Sen. Sullivan: letter to Tehran to ‘Enlighten Iranian leadership’

Sen. Sullivan: letter to Tehran to ‘Enlighten Iranian leadership’U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is among 47 Republican senators who signed a letter to Iran’s leadership Monday. The letter concerns President Obama’s negotiations for a deal to halt Iran’s nuclear program without involving Congress.

Officer & Senator: Sullivan cedes command but says roles jibe

Officer & Senator: Sullivan cedes command but says roles jibeNow that he’s a senator, the Marines have removed him from his assignment as a commander, saying it’s incompatible with congressional office.

New Tongass chief from Southwest U.S.

New Tongass chief from Southwest U.S.Earl Stewart will take over as Tongass forest supervisor in May. He's moving up from Arizona, where he’s in charge of the Coconino National Forest.

Sealaska, BLM celebrate land transfer

Sealaska, BLM celebrate land transferSealaska has taken possession of 70,000 acres that used to be part of the Tongass National Forest.

Lower 48 senators see Arctic irony in Alaskan views

The hearing provided an overview of Arctic issues: The prospect of new trade routes and drilling as the sea ice retreats, the need for infrastructure, the threat of erosion.

Rep. Young’s wolf comments raises eyebrows

Rep. Young’s wolf comments raises eyebrowsIn a written statement afterward, Young said he was employing analogy and hyperbole to point out that wolves are a problem for communities that have them.

Jewell: No plan afoot to declare ANWR monument

Jewell: No plan afoot to declare ANWR monumentJewell, though, does not agree that the “no more” clause of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act would prohibit the president from declaring new national monuments in Alaska.