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Alaska governor puts budget focus on economy, public safety

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:04:59 GMT

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is proposing a budget plan aimed at reinvigorating the state's economy that he hopes will win over legislators following drawn-out sessions marred by political gridlock. Central to that plan is a payroll tax that would help pay for deferred maintenance and community infrastructure projects.

Mike O'Hare Appointed as FEMA Region 10 Administrator

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:22:31 GMT

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long swore in Mike O'Hare as the new Regional Administrator for FEMA Region 10 on Monday. "I am pleased to be joining FEMA as the administrator for Region 10," O'Hare said.

What others say: What to make of Don Young's career

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:43:44 GMT

Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, resigned from office Tuesday in light of sexual misconduct allegations against him. Rep. Conyers said his legacy would not be tarnished and denies the allegations.

I have had it with these darned animals on these darned planes

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:51:25 GMT

If I sit down bedside you on an airplane and start sneezing, please don't worry about germs. Airplanes always make me sneeze.

Walker names members of Alaska climate leadership team

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:53:05 GMT

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker shows off the freshly signed Administrative Order 289 in the state Capitol on Oct. 31, 2017. That order established the Alaska Climate Change Strategy and Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team.

Flooding damages some books, records in Loussac Library's Alaska Collection

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:37:13 GMT

Water from a burst heating pipe in the Alaska Collection at the Loussac Library damaged some books on Tuesday. Water from a burst heating pipe in the Alaska Collection at the Loussac Library damaged some books on Tuesday.

Jewel is back on the ranch on - Alaska: The Last Frontier'; In McCarthy, - Edge of Alaska' winds down

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:37:12 GMT

It has been awhile since we've checked in on the comings and goings of the Alaska reality television world, so let's get right into the goodgood. First, there is a new season of "Homestead Rescue" airing on Discovery.

Warning from left: Deficit could eat Alaska's Arctic Refuge money

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:16:33 GMT

The U.S. Senate tax bill would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil lease sales and split revenues with the state 50-50. Some opponents warn the state's actual revenues from the Arctic Refuge, no matter how much the oil companies bid, could be zero if the tax bill passes.

Face of Defense: Recruiter Flies Around Remote Alaska to Fill Army Ranks

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:38:56 GMT

As a new recruiter working remote Alaskan villages scattered across an area larger than many U.S. states, Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Masterman was on a path to defeat.

Alaska needs to move to renewable energy

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:06:08 GMT

While the rest of the world is rapidly shifting to clean abundant renewables we are, once again , burdening at least the next two generation of Alaskans with debt and dependence-anchors to the past.

GOA Pacific cod allocations hacked 80 percent after massive stock decline

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:50:04 GMT

A dramatic decline in Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod stocks forced regulators to hack the fishery's total allowable catch by about 80 percent Saturday. The large cut will likely hit the commercial fishing industry in the Gulf hard.

Alaska speaker declines to speculate on Westlake's future

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:42:01 GMT

An Alaska lawmaker has not responded to calls for him to resign amid allegations of inappropriate behavior, leaving House and Democratic party leadership waiting for his response.

As Alaska's gasline corporation pushes for Asia deal, legislators push for more information

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:19:12 GMT

Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Bank of China Executive Vice President Yingxin Gao, talk during a visit to Beijing where Alaska and China inked a deal to explore building a liquified natural gas pipeline. so far, it has signed agreements to explore the project with potential partners and possible customers in China, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam.

Alaska's fishing fleet is graying, and that's not a good thing. A new report suggests answers.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:59:57 GMT

With the 10,197 foot volcano Mount Redoubt towering above in the distance, the 42-foot drift gillnetter "Sosueme" nears the mouth of the Kasilof River during a sunny day in June 2005. With the 10,197 foot volcano Mount Redoubt towering above in the distance, the 42-foot drift gillnetter "Sosueme" nears the mouth of the Kasilof River during a sunny day in June 2005.

Partial overlapping of territorial claims in Arctic does not threaten ...

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:44:53 GMT

In this July 3, 2013 US Coast Guard file photo, the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, is seen at the completion of ice drills in the Arctic Ocean. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 10 -- Partial overlapping of Russia , Denmark and Canada's territorial claims in the Arctic does not threaten peace in the region, Russian Ambassador-at-Large Vladimir Barbin has said.

Citadel Advisors LLC Takes $785,000 Position in MYR Group, Inc.

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:15:23 GMT

Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of MYR Group, Inc. in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 26,945 shares of the utilities provider's stock, valued at approximately $785,000.

Here's why I joined the House majority coalition

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:43:53 GMT

It has always been my plan to write a letter to my constituents addressing questions some have regarding my political standing and choice to join the House Coalition. Given recent events, this seems like an opportune time.