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VAWA provision triggers new debate on tribal authority in Alaska

One of the new, more controversial provisions – granting tribal courts jurisdiction over non natives for domestic violence crimes committed in Indian Country – has reopened a long-simmering debate about tribal power in Alaska.

Sally Jewell approved by Energy Committee

Sally Jewell approved by Energy CommitteeSenator Murkowski has threatened to filibuster the nomination over the Interior Department’s decision to prevent construction of a road from King Cove to Cold Bay.

Salazar reevaluating Izembek Road decision

Salazar reevaluating Izembek Road decisionThe Interior Department will send its next secretary and undersecretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn to King Cove.

Murkowski introduces new revenue sharing bill

Murkowski introduces new revenue sharing billUnder Senator Murkowski’s plan, coastal states would receive 27.5 percent of revenue generated from offshore energy.

US to increase interceptor missiles at Fort Greely

US to increase interceptor missiles at Fort GreelyThe Pentagon says it will spend $1 billion to add 14 interceptors to an Alaska-based missile defense system.

Senate committee questions Interior nominee on Alaska issues

President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Interior Department, REI chief executive Sally Jewell had her time before the Senate Energy committee today.

The debate about oil taxes hits US Senate

The debate about oil taxes hits US SenateWhile oil and gas companies are inching towards a new tax break in Juneau, they’re fighting to maintain their preferential tax treatment in Washington, D.C.

Murkowski meets with Interior nominee Jewell

Murkowski meets with Interior nominee JewellU.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she had a good meeting with President Barack Obama's nominee for Interior secretary a week after she threatened to slow the nomination process.

Murkowski, Begich split on Hagel nomination

Murkowski, Begich split on Hagel nominationAlaska's U.S. senators split on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as the country's new defense secretary.

Interior department finalizes NPR-A plan, creates pipeline corridor

Interior department finalizes NPR-A plan, creates pipeline corridorThe development plan could be one of the last decisions for Ken Salazar; he’ll leave office as soon as the Senate confirms his successor.