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Sage grouse plan aims for industry, wildlife balance

...animal's total range and do not include millions of acres of private land that will be restored or protected, agency officials said.The species once numbered an estimated 16 million birds. Over the last century, they lost roughly half their...
Nation and World
Man used phone to call 911 after bear attack

...who inspected the vicinity. The biologist was unable to identify the area where the attack occurred, Harms said.Agency officials were trying to confirm if the attack was committed by a brown bear or black bear and were going on the assumption...
Study: Chronic fatigue among air controllers

...officials posted the study online Monday, hours after The Associated Press reported the findings - and noted that agency officials had declined to furnish a copy despite repeated requests over the past three months, including a Freedom of Information...
Not For Web
Mine project to subpoena ex-EPA official

JUNEAU - The group behind the Pebble Mine project is asking for a former Environmental Protection Agency official to be subpoenaed as part of their lawsuit against the agency.The Pebble Limited Partnership alleged that EPA violated a federal...
NSA collection of US phone records no longer an issue

...Act.Still, the current legislation would hardly count as a defeat for the NSA, Snowden's former employer. Agency officials, including former Director Keith Alexander, have long said they had no problem with ending their collection of...
Regional News
Murkowski spokesman: Plans for 24-hour crossings at Hyder

...being finalized.Local officials in Alaska and Canada said they heard about the plan from a Canada Border Services Agency official. The agency's media relations office said there was nothing specific to report.The crossing was closed to overnight...
New censorship study reveals what Beijing really fears

...found that most Internet companies censor posts by curating sets of sensitive keywords (provided by government agencies, officials and common sense), which are fed into software that matches them to actual usage. Posts which don't trip the...
My Turn: Tongass officials should look to the future

Big changes are coming for the Tongass National Forest. Agency officials should seize the opportunity to make a clean break with their turbulent past, and do this as quickly as possible. Much good will...
Concerns rise over new Coast Guard rules

...Coast Guard says it is simply restating its position and clarifying existing law, not creating new regulations. Agency officials say they want to make clear to the public which existing regulations take precedence over state and local law...
Geraghty pushes back on EPA process over Pebble

...Act to protect the region's world-premiere sockeye salmon fishery from large-scale mining.In a letter to agency officials that day, Geraghty called the EPA's actions premature and said they prevent the state - the majority landowner...
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