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Industry says U.S. fish law works well in Alaska

Industry says U.S. fish law works well in Alaska

The Magnuson-Stevens Act, the 1976 law that governs fishing in the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska and other federal waters, is up for reauthorization in Congress.

Alaska gets $21 million in federal disaster funds

Poor king salmon returns in three regions are pulling in $21 million in disaster-relief funds for the state.

Assembly hopes to attract more federal research jobs to Juneau

Assembly hopes to attract more federal research jobs to Juneau

A city task force will study the issue and report to the assembly in six months.

Pebble Mine opponents urge EPA to kill project

Pebble Mine opponents urge EPA to kill project

About 30 opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine met in Washington Tuesday with White House and high-ranking EPA staff.

U.S. pushes international ban on arctic fishing

U.S. pushes international ban on arctic fishing

The United States is gathering support for an international moratorium on commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean.

Political solution sought for China geoduck ban

Political solution sought for China geoduck ban

The ban has been in place since mid-December, when Chinese officials claimed they found high toxin and arsenic levels in geoducks from Washington State and from dive areas around Ketchikan.

‘Arctic Ambassador’ position draws mixed reaction from Alaska delegation

‘Arctic Ambassador’ position draws mixed reaction from Alaska delegation

It’s been referred to as an “Arctic Ambassador” in some reports, but it’s not exactly that, and the reaction of Alaska’s two U.S. senators has been mixed.

Update: Sen. Murkowski addresses Legislature on federal issues

Update: Sen. Murkowski addresses Legislature on federal issues

Preparing for her 12th annual speech to the Alaska Legislature reminded her of the movie Groundhog Day.

John Kerry creating Arctic ambassador position

John Kerry creating Arctic ambassador position

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is creating a new Arctic ambassador position.

U.S. Senate Considers Law Enforcement Gaps in Native Alaska

U.S. Senate Considers Law Enforcement Gaps in Native Alaska

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee reviewed a controversial report on Native American law-and-order that portrays the high rates of violence in rural Alaska, particularly against Native women and children, as a national disgrace.