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Appeals court to reconsider Tongass case

Appeals court to reconsider Tongass caseIn March, a divided three-judge panel sided with the state of Alaska and found the U.S. Department of Agriculture had legitimate grounds in 2003 to temporarily exempt the Tongass from the Roadless Rule.

Obama makes Bristol Bay off-limits for oil, gas development

Obama makes Bristol Bay off-limits for oil, gas developmentThe president’s announcement is being celebrated in Dillingham.

Rate increase approved for AP&T power customers

Rate increase approved for AP&T power customersAPC is expected to revise its rates again next year because when it folds its newly acquired Gustavus Electric into its rate structure.

Eyak to pay $2.5M fine to settle fraud case

The company's director of contracts, Harold Babb, accepted kickbacks from contractors from 2007 to 2011 and is serving a seven-year prison sentence.

State hires project lead for Medicaid expansion

The job is “Medicaid expansion project director” and it’s being filled by Chris Ashenbrenner, who spent two decades working for the department and came out of retirement to take on this challenge.

Capital budget has few Southeast projects

Capital budget has few Southeast projectsSoutheast projects in Gov. Bill Walker’s pared-down capital budget are mostly road, ferry and bridge work that could be funded by the federal government.

Walker submits skeletal capital budget

Walker submits skeletal capital budgetWith oil prices now crashing, Gov. Bill Walker has halved Parnell’s proposal to $106 million in unrestricted general fund spending — the money that legislators can appropriate with no strings attached.

UA president to retire next year

UA president to retire next yearThe University of Alaska on Monday announced that President Pat Gamble plans to retire next year.

Forest Service releases review of proposed power line to Kake

The intertie could make cheap hydroelectric power available to the 600 residents of Kake, who rely on costly diesel generators.

Petition against corruption needs 30,000 signatures to make 2016 ballot

Former state Republican representative and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Ray Metcalfe is leading the effort.