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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.

Russia’s import ban hits Alaskan seafood industry

Russia’s import ban hits Alaskan seafood industryAlaska's seafood industry is getting caught in the middle of a power struggle between Russia and western nations.

Eielson a frontrunner to house F-35 fighters

Eielson a frontrunner to house F-35 fightersEielson Air Force Base is the only candidate selected to house two squadrons of F-35 fighter planes.

Treadwell, Sullivan assail each other’s ties to Lower 48 companies

Treadwell, Sullivan assail each other’s ties to Lower 48 companiesLast week, Dan Sullivan sent mailers to Alaska voters alleging Mead Treadwell benefitted financially from the Obama stimulus package.

NARA records now safe in SLAM

NARA records now safe in SLAMAfter shuttering of Anchorage federal facility, Alaska Railroad and Territorial Court documents now in state possession.

Conservationists line up for Izembek lawsuit

Conservationists line up for Izembek lawsuitEight conservation organizations are joining Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a federal lawsuit over Izembek Refuge.

Saxman files lawsuit over nonrural status

Saxman files lawsuit over nonrural statusThe Organized Village of Saxman filed a lawsuit July 25 in federal court over the Federal Subsistence Board’s 2007 decision to designate the Tlingit Native village as non-rural.

Dan Sullivan gets negative on Mead Treadwell

Dan Sullivan gets negative on Mead TreadwellDan Sullivan has sent mailers to voters in Anchorage and Fairbanks bashing rival Republican Mead Treadwell.

Report: Alaska tourists may shift to new areas because of climate change

Report: Alaska tourists may shift to new areas because of climate changeA retreating Mendenhall Glacier, for example, could affect organic food supply for Auke Bay whales, salmon