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State recorder plans closures in Kodiak, 5 other towns

KODIAK - The Alaska state recorder's office in Kodiak is among six offices from the agency that are expected to be closed because of budget cuts. Kodiak radio station KMXT reported the office certifies property purchases.
State | AK legislature
Celebrating clean water

You'd be hard-pressed to find a Southeast Alaskan that doesn't love salmon, or a salmon that doesn't need clean water.
Mack: Safety before profits, when it comes to transboundary mines

Eight months ago, Jacinda Mack watched as the Mount Polley dam failure released a flood of toxic water and tailings into the Quesnel Lake watershed.
Department approves temporary royalty relief for Caelus

JUNEAU - The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has approved temporary royalty relief for five North Slope leases that it said could not economically be developed otherwise.
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

The House Resources committee heard and held a bill that would give the Alaska Department of Natural Resources more latitude to fill the timber supply gap left by the federal government.Southeast Alaska's timber industry - once an economic...
State | Local | AK legislature
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

President Obama's decision to designate part of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as untouchable "wilderness" shouldn't have come as a surprise to Alaskans, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director said.
State | AK legislature
My Turn: B.C. mining minister gives false assurances

British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett thinks Alaskans do not understand B.C.'s mine permitting process. Bennett's theory is if he could only explain it to us, we would stop worrying about B.C.
Alaska, B.C. say they cooperate quietly on transboundary mine issues the issue of mines in transboundary watersheds.Kyle Moselle, a large project coordinator for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, said the Large Mine Permitting Team, or LMPT, system used by the state to coordinate the permitting...
State | Local
Tulsequah Chief Mine loses big investor

Chieftain Metals Corp., the company attempting to reopen the Tulsequah Chief Mine, has taken a financial hit.
Sen. Sullivan announces chief of staff, spokesman

Sen.-elect Dan Sullivan announced Tuesday three hires to his Washington, D.C., team, including one former state commissioner.


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