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  • The shakeup in state House control seemingly gave Gov. Bill Walker allies in leadership positions on fiscal issues, but the upcoming session will still be an uphill battle on the Alaska LNG Project. Anchorage Democrat Reps. Andy Josephson and Geran Tarr will co-chair the House Resources Committee, t...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:24am
  • The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation’s Nikiski fabrication facility, located just north of the ConocoPhillips LNG facility on the Kenai Spur Highway, will shut down within 60 days. It is operated by ASRC’s subsidiary ASRC Energy Services....

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 8:16am
  • ConocoPhillips puts its Nikiski LNG plant up for sale Plant’s sale won’t have immediate effect on Kenai Peninsula’s economy By BEN BOETTGER Morris News Service - Alaska Amid a saturated liquefied natural gas, or LNG, market and falling prices, ConocoPhillips announced Thursday that its Nikiski...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 8:13am
  • ANCHORAGE — Gov. Bill Walker had every right to cut Alaskans’ Permanent Fund Dividend in half, according to a state court judge. The court has ruled in favor of the state in the PFD case filed by Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, and former state Sens. Rick Halford and Clem Tillion. Oral argu...

    Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:50pm
  • A barge en route to Alaska from Washington that broke down this week caused a temporary turkey shortage at the Homer Safeway grocery store on Wednesday and Thursday. A check of the store on Thursday afternoon showed chickens, ribs and hams, but not the main dish for the traditional Thanksgiving meal...

    Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:38pm
  • Obama to name Behnken to halibut commission In a final round of appointments before his second and final term comes to a close, President Barack Obama announced on Nov. 3 his intent to appoint Linda Behnken to the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Behnken is an Alaska fishing fixture and has...

    Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:08pm
  • NOMAR to host Santa at 23rd annual open house NOMAR will host its 23rd annual Christmas open house with Santa on Nov. 27. Store hours on that day will be from noon to 4 p.m. Santa will be there from 1-3 p.m. Santa “will meet with your kids to discuss how good they have been this year and just what...

    Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:05pm
  • Tonight’s chamber mixer to showcase Second Star Second Star, the luxury lodge in Homer for special events and dream vacations, will host tonight’s Homer Chamber of Commerce business mixer. The event starts at 5 p.m. at the lodge, 5620 Kachemak Drive. Not only is the event a chamber mixer, but Se...

    Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:02pm
  • AOGCC to hold hearing on fracking notice proposal By BEN BOETTGER Morris news Service - Alaska Alaska’s oil and gas regulatory oversight body, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, is required to make public the locations, depth and operating data of oil and gas wells, but not informati...

    Thu, 11/17/2016 - 1:59pm
  • By ELIZABETH EARL Morris News Service - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s lead oil and gas adviser Tuesday emphasized the importance of a fiscal plan to ensure the state’s future. John Hendrix, the former manager of Apache Corporation’s Alaska operations, has been advising Walker on oil and gas issues...

    Thu, 11/17/2016 - 1:55pm

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