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  • 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
  • JUNEAU — Three former state labor commissioners are behind an effort aimed at raising Alaska’s minimum wage. Ed Flanagan, Tom Cashen and Jim Sampson are behind a proposed initiative to raise the minimum wage from the current $7.75 an hour to $8.75 an hour effective Jan. 1, 2015. It would go to $...

    Tue, 05/07/2013 - 5:43pm
  • JUNEAU — An oil tax overhaul under consideration in Alaska would be a “game changer” and send a signal that the state is ready to compete for investment, a BP Alaska executive said Monday. Damian Bilbao couldn’t say how many projects would make economic sense for the company until a final bi...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:39pm
  • JUNEAU — The state could move toward taking responsibility for dredge-and-fill permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under a bill passed by the Alaska Senate on Monday. SB27, one of several bills related to permitting that have been proposed by Gov. Sean Parnell, passed 15-2. It now goe...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:39pm
  • JUNEAU -- U.S. Sen. Mark Begich on Monday called on the Parnell administration and state lawmakers to make strong commitments to education, give greater support for children's health insurance and eliminate any obstacles to voting....

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:55pm
  • JUNEAU -- The Alaska House has passed a measure critics say could hurt public participation in state permitting decisions. The 23-14 vote Monday followed debate on water rights and whether to amend the bill to allow Native entities to apply for water reservations, along with federal or state agencie...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:50pm
  • JUNEAU, -- A bill that would change how Alaska regulates cruise ship wastewater is on its way to the governor's desk.The state Senate passed HB80 Tuesday, 15-5, following lengthy debate over whether Alaska waters and fisheries would be adequately protected. The vote had been pushed to Tuesday after ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:47pm

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