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Senate panel approves labeling for GM salmon

Senate panel approves labeling for GM salmonA U.S. Senate panel yesterday moved to require labeling for genetically modified salmon, if it’s approved for sale in this country.

Investigators find no cover-up at Alaska National Guard

Investigators find no cover-up at Alaska National GuardAn Army Inspector General found no fault with how the Alaska National Guard handled reports of sexual assault and harassment.

Earmarks: Congress mulls return of practice that enriched Alaska

Earmarks: Congress mulls return of practice that enriched AlaskaIn Sen. Ted Stevens’ day, Alaska thrived on earmarks, the congressional practice of directing federal dollars to home-state projects.

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programs

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programsAlaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson introduce the 2014 Native American Languages Reauthorization Act

Arctic may not be that busy, report says

Arctic may not be that busy, report saysA recent government report suggests less ice may not mean more ships in the Arctic.

Potential rule change could allow Alaska tribal land into trusts

Yesterday’s announcement is a legal turn that could vastly expand tribal sovereignty in Alaska.

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 enoughThe 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 nervousThe 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 developmentCritics 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 manySen. Lisa Murkowski is asking the Secretary of Homeland Security to make the Arctic a priority for the Administration