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Commission wants Alaska to have more influence over arctic’s future

Commission wants Alaska to have more influence over arctic’s future

After a year of meetings, the Legislature’s Arctic Policy Commission is rolling out its strategy for the region.

USDA helps bring water and sewer to rural Alaska

USDA helps bring water and sewer to rural Alaska

USDA works in partnership with communities and the state of Alaska.

Murkowski pushes to lift crude oil exports ban

Murkowski pushes to lift crude oil exports ban

A campaign by Senator Lisa Murkowski to lift the decades-old ban on crude oil exports got its first hearing in Washington today.

Alaska delegation pans State of the Union

President Obama gave his State of the Union address last night, and the response from Alaska’s U.S. senators was swift and negative, particularly to Obama’s pledge to act without Congress where he can.

Begich pushing to restore veteran benefits

Begich pushing to restore veteran benefits

Veterans and military members in Alaska and around the country have been outraged at Congress since December, when lawmakers passed a budget that would trim their retirement benefits, starting in 2015.

Juneau Icefield Research Program founder, long-time director passes away

Juneau Icefield Research Program founder, long-time director passes away

Dr. Maynard Miller was 93 years old

Panel will target Tongass plan rewrite, timber transition

Panel will target Tongass plan rewrite, timber transition

The Forest Service is setting up an advisory board to help rewrite the Tongass National Forest’s management plan.

Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

The U.S. Senate has passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that includes substantial funds for programs important to Alaska, including fisheries disaster relief and military spending.

Is Alaska’s economy grounded?

Is Alaska’s economy grounded?

Two economists Thursday offered different takes on what Alaska’s slowing economy means at the World Trade Center Alaska’s annual statewide economic forecast talk in Juneau.

Alaska’s Affordable Care Act enrollment remains low

Alaska’s Affordable Care Act enrollment remains low

In Alaska, about 3,000 people selected marketplace plans before Dec. 28 and 83 percent qualify for a subsidy to help pay for premiums.