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UA OKs tuition increase, $960M budget

...proposed 9 percent hike.The regents approved the lower increase rate Wednesday after voting to amend University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen's initial proposal for a higher raise in tuition, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.The...
Gov. Walker nixes natural gas tax after pledge from Big Oil

...TransCanada on the project, and is preparing to take a one-quarter stake in it.In separate letters dated Friday, the Alaska presidents of BP and ConocoPhillips said they will commit their gas to AKLNG even if they don't participate in its construction...
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UAF admits mishandling of sexual assault cases

...not acceptable and sends the wrong message to victims and perpetrators of this heinous violence."University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, who joined Powers at the news conference, said a third-party investigation has begun into why the...
Obama to walk fine line on climate, energy

...clear the way for more drilling.Aside from brief campaign stops, few presidents have spent significant time in Alaska. President Warren Harding, shortly before his death in 1923, toured nine Alaska communities in three parts of the state.
University president prioritizes UAF engineering building

FAIRBANKS - The new University of Alaska president says completing the half-finished engineering building at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is a top priority.University President...
U. of Alaska president could get up to $75K bonus

FAIRBANKS - The new University of Alaska president has a contract that includes a yearly performance bonus of up to $75,000.Jim Johnsen was hired in July with a 5-year contract...
Empire Editorial: We wish you were here, Mr. President

Welcome to Alaska, President Obama!We wish you were here.Sure, we're happy to send a reporter and photographer to welcome you to Anchorage, but we think...
Cruise association responds to alleged violations

...quality standards.In a statement sent Thursday, four days after the Empire revealed the alleged violations, CLIA-Alaska president John Binkley said the industry is investing over $500 million to significantly reduce emissions. "We also have...
AG denies LNG plant sale

...agreement originally struck in November 2014 (with Fairbanks Natural Gas) was both reasonable and fair," Harvest Alaska president Sean Kolassa said.The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, or AIDEA, board of directors has approved...
Tribes, public work toward unified voice

...said, ultimately, conversation has to result in action. Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President Richard Peterson on Wednesday called on the state to do more on the issue, saying a recent report was "seriously...


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