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Arctic council adds six observer seats

Arctic council adds six observer seatsThe Arctic Council – the association of the world’s polar countries – has agreed to grant observer status to six non-Arctic nations.

Bill Could Ease Way To Arctic Port

Bill Could Ease Way To Arctic PortThe U.S. Senate is expected to a pass a sweeping bill authorizing dozens of water projects today.

Federal government targets 50 legacy wells for clean-up

Federal government targets 50 legacy wells for clean-upOn Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management released a draft plan identifying 50 of these so-called “legacy wells” for clean up.

Murkowski ‘irritated’ with U.S. Forest Service

Murkowski ‘irritated’ with U.S. Forest ServiceMurkowski is unhappy with the U.S. Forest Service, and doesn’t mince words when talking about it.

Congress looking at Sealaska Lands Bill

The latest Sealaska land conveyance bill had its first public showing in Congress on Thursday.

Senators dine with President, enjoy Alaska’s finest

Senators dine with President, enjoy Alaska’s finestWomen make up half the U.S. population but just 20% of the Senate. So the relationships among female senators tend to be close, regardless of party.

Senate mulls renaming Mount McKinley, again

Senate mulls renaming Mount McKinley, againThe state of Alaska officially calls the continent’s highest peak by the native name Denali. Mount McKinley – which is what the federal government calls the mountain – sits inside Denali National Park.

Senate to vote on first steps in gun control debate

Senate to vote on first steps in gun control debateThe U.S. Senate will vote today whether to begin debate on a package of new gun regulations.

Eielson F-16s grounded by budget cuts

Eielson F-16s grounded by budget cutsThe Air Force has grounded the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base due to federal budget restrictions.

U.N. passes global arms treaty that faces opposition in Senate

Fifty countries will need to ratify the treaty. In the United States, only the Senate does so, and because of the magnitude of these treaties, they require 67 votes.