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Tribal judge: Bill to improve village public safety doesn’t go far enough

Tribal judge: Bill to improve village public safety doesn’t go far enough

The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee today looked at a raft of bills aimed at improving the safety of Native American communities.

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

The head of British Columbia’s government has pledged to spur mining development, and that has fishermen in Southeast Alaska nervous.

Murkowski: Clean Water Act rule a threat to development

Murkowski: Clean Water Act rule a threat to development

Critics say the rule would expand the reach of the Clean Water Act to cover most creeks and wetlands across the country.

Arctic is top priority for Homeland Security – but one of many

Arctic is top priority for Homeland Security – but one of many

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is asking the Secretary of Homeland Security to make the Arctic a priority for the Administration

Herron asks legislature to support Izembek Road campaign

Herron asks legislature to support Izembek Road campaign

Alaska’s legislature is still searching for ways to connect King Cove and Cold Bay by building a road through a federal wildlife refuge.

Dust-up in U.S. House hearing over bypass mail

Dust-up in U.S. House hearing over bypass mail

Alaska’s Bypass Mail system took some punches in Congress yesterday. The chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa, is renewing his attack on the postal system that delivers everything from lettuce to lumber in rural Alaska.

Pebble opponents, proponents react to EPA decision

Pebble opponents, proponents react to EPA decision

The developers of Pebble Mine are not pleased with what they say is a gross overreach of federal authority.

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.

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.

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