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My Turn: Alaska, U.S. small businesses deserve better

We all know Washington, D.C. is far away from Alaska, but just because it is far away doesn't mean that the dysfunction there doesn't hurt our economy. It does! Since June, Congressional gridlock has sidelined the federal Export-Import Bank.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-05/my-turn-alaska-us-small-businesses-de
Opinion
Alaska issue gets spot on Supreme Court agenda

...challenged in 2009 by groups including the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and the Organized Village of Kake.In 2011, an Alaska U.S. District Court judge ruled on the Kake v. USDA lawsuit by agreeing with the challengers. The state of Alaska appealed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-13/alaska-issue-gets-spot-supreme-court-ag
State
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...to protect banks from prosecution. All are in subcommittee or committee phases, and two have been co-sponsored by Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young. Young co-sponsored the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act of 2015...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/pot-legal-finances-remain-black-market
State
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...old-growth sale planning.Those lawsuits were consolidated by the court this month, according to the USFS, and Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline ruled in his 25-page decision soon after that the groups didn't have a case...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local | AK legislature
Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt

...contracted to work in the Arctic Ocean for Shell or face fines ramping up each day until it does.An annoyed-looking Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason imposed a fine of $2,500 per hour beginning at 10 a.m. Alaska Time Thursday...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-31/judge-finds-greenpeace-usa-contempt
State
Federal judge rejects state stance on ANWR

Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason has dealt the State of Alaska another setback in efforts to conduct exploration of the Arctic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/federal-judge-rejects-state-stance-anwr
State
Army to slash Fort Richardson brigade by 2,600

...announcement on that has been made. The total is a little less than half of the 5,483 active duty Army personnel at JBER.Alaska U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, as well as Rep. Don Young, received calls from Army officials Wednesday...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-10/army-slash-fort-richardson-brigade-2600
State
Big Thorne timber injunction denied

...lawsuits, but somewhere along the line we've got to be able to actually, actively manage our forests," he said.Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline ruled in March the USFS followed the proper process in considering environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/big-thorne-timber-injunction-denied
State | Local
Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

...harvesting timber in the area and the USFS had sidestepped the appropriate process by failing to consider the habitats.Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline ruled in his 25-page decision that the USFS properly studied and disclosed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/big-thorne-timber-suit-chopped-down
State | AK legislature
Feds finish draft of Arctic drilling document

...Court of Appeals ruled earlier this year that the estimate was "arbitrary and capricious" and remanded the issue to Alaska U.S. District Court. A key claim of the plaintiffs challenging the EIS was that the estimate was too low and therefore...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/feds-finish-draft-arctic-drilling-docum
State

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