Corri Feige of DNR’s Division of Oil and Gas reads out bids during the state’s annual North Slope lease sale. (Photo: Rachel Waldholz/Alaska's Energy Desk)

Dunleavy selects Corri Feige as natural resources commissioner

by Elizabeth Harball, Alaska's Energy Desk
- Corri Feige is not new to the agency she will now lead — she was previously the head of DNR's Division of Oil and Gas under Gov. Bill Walker.

Court hears arguments in case that could curtail Arctic Ocean oil drilling

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The U.S. District Court in Anchorage heard arguments in a case that could determine whether millions of acres of Arctic waters should be closed to oil development.

Trump administration downsizes NPR-A lease sale after little interest last year

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At its annual oil and gas lease sale, the Bureau of Land Management will offer 254 tracts for bid. Last year, the Trump administration put 900 tracts up for bid.

House member named as next speaker lacks votes he needs to be elected

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The representative identified Wednesday as the next speaker of the Alaska House currently lacks the 21 votes needed to be elected to the job, according to an interview with one of his colleagues.

Fall whaling in Utqiaġvik: joy, excitement and this year, mourning too

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Whaling Captain Crawford Patkotak says many in the community are still mourning the loss of two whalers in an accident this season, but the overarching dedication to continuing the tradition of whaling remains strong.

Republicans may take control of the Alaska Capitol. But don’t expect to hear “kumbaya” just yet.

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Alaska House members and senators are holding meetings this week to organize new caucuses leading each chamber. But it won't necessarily be smooth sailing even if the Alaska Capitol ends up under one-party control, according to interviews with members.