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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.

Sealaska land transfer includes logging, energy, cemetery sites

Sealaska land transfer includes logging, energy, cemetery sites The version of the Sealaska land transfer legislation that’s been attached to a defense bill has undergone revisions during a multi-year process.

Sealaska lands legislation could move with defense bill

Sealaska lands legislation could move with defense billThe long-awaited Sealaska bill is one piece of a Public Lands package that’s been added to a must-pass defense bill.

Sealaska selections in Tongass added to defense bill

Sealaska selections in Tongass added to defense billA long-awaited land selection agreement for Sealaska Corporation is among a package of public land bills that are now slated to move quickly through Congress

NOAA proposes critical habitat for ringed seals

NOAA proposes critical habitat for ringed sealsA federal agency has proposed about 350,000 square miles of ocean off Alaska’s north and west coasts as critical habitat for the seal that’s the main prey of polar bears.

Senate committee holds hearing on violence in American Indian, Alaska Native communities

The hearing came a day after a task force report highlighted the damage violence inflicts on the children of Native Americans. Sen. Mark Begich emphasized his efforts to repeal Alaska’s exclusion from the Violence Against Women Act.

Native languages a core issue at Elders and Youth Conference

Native languages a core issue at Elders and Youth ConferenceWhen it came time for the keynote speeches, 17-year-old Devlin Anderstrom from Yakutat gave one to remember.

AFP targets Begich absenteeism in $1M ad buy

AFP targets Begich absenteeism in $1M ad buyAmericans for Prosperity announced yesterday it has paid more than $1 million to run a TV ad attacking incumbent Mark Begich.

Murkowski joins Democrats on vote for birth control coverage

Murkowski joins Democrats on vote for birth control coverageA U.S. Senate bill requiring companies to cover birth control in employee healthcare plans failed a procedural vote yesterday.

Sportsmen’s bill falls to senate gridlock

Sportsmen’s bill falls to senate gridlockA bill to ensure hunters have access to federal land was blocked in the U.S. Senate yesterday, even though nearly half the Senate had co-sponsored it.
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