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  • JUNEAU — The state has finalized rules to help determine what oil qualifies for special tax breaks under Alaska’s new oil tax law. The law championed by Gov. Sean Parnell and passed by the Legislature earlier this year is aimed at spurring more production. Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues t...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:08pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday rejected calls to expand Medicaid in Alaska, citing cost concerns....

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:10pm
  • JUNEAU— The State Officers Compensation Commission on Wednesday advanced a proposal recommending pay raises for Alaska’s governor, lieutenant governor and principal department heads. The panel also recommended that deputy commissioners who replace commissioners in their departments without a bre...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:09pm
  • JUNEAU — One of the partners in a massive and contentious proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska is pulling out, raising questions about the future of the project. London-based Anglo American PLC announced Monday that a subsidiary, Anglo American (US) Pebble LLC, is withdrawing from the Pebble Mi...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:35pm
  • JUNEAU — Celebrity Cruises announced Tuesday it was canceling the remainder of a seven-night cruise to Alaska, plus four additional cruises, after mechanical issues forced a ship carrying more than 3,100 passengers and crew members to return to port in Ketchikan. The cruise line said in a statemen...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:58pm
  • JUNEAU — The Iliamna Village Council has asked to rescind an analysis it submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that backs up conclusions by the federal agency about the potentially negative impacts of large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region. But the EPA said the analysis will ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:18pm
  • JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski called on the companies seeking to develop a massive copper and gold prospect near the headwaters of a premier salmon fishery to release a mine plan soon, saying they are contributing to uncertainty surrounding the proposed Pebble mine. Murkowski, in a letter to o...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 2:55pm
  • JUNEAU — Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell on Tuesday announced plans to seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Mark Begich, saying Alaska would be better served with Republicans in charge. As long as Democrats control the Senate, Treadwell said serious consideration will never be given to ope...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:23am
  • JUNEAU — BP Alaska plans to bring two new drill rigs to the North Slope by 2016, part of an additional $1 billion investment the company envisions over the next five years following the state’s rollback of oil production taxes. BP is the second of the North Slope’s three major players, after C...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 12:03pm
  • JUNEAU — The state of Alaska on Monday proposed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar plan aimed at determining the true oil and gas potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. State officials hope the plan will reinvigorate — and reshape — the debate over whether to drill on the refuge’s c...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:50pm

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