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Planes will fly without DHS budget

...They're furloughed, so they're still to report to work."The DHS funding holdup is due to a fight in Congress over President Barack Obama's executive order to defer deportation of undocumented immigrants. House Republicans included in their budget bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/planes-will-fly-without-dhs-budget
State
Hawaii lawmakers seek exemption from maritime shipping law

...domestic-building provision of the law. It was intended to be added as a rider to legislation vetoed Tuesday by President Barack Obama that would have forced construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.The rider and other unrelated amendments never made...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/hawaii-lawmakers-seek-exemption-maritim
State
Murkowski pushes back on federal government

...alarmist but it has become harder for her to conclude otherwise given recent federal actions.She cited as examples President Barack Obama's recommendation to make oil and gas development off limits in the potentially oil-rich coastal plain of the Arctic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/murkowski-pushes-back-federal-governmen
State | AK legislature
Interior Secretary Jewell visits eroding village

...revenue from the petroleum industry, and falling oil prices have the state looking at a multibillion-dollar deficit.President Barack Obama's announcement last month that he would seek wilderness status for the oil-rich coastal plain of the Arctic National...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-18/interior-secretary-jewell-visits-erodin
State | AK legislature
Protecting ANWR from ourselves

In January, President Barack Obama asked Congress to declare the coastal plain section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a protected wilderness. The histrionic...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-12/protecting-anwr-ourselves
Letters
Jewell meeting, Murkowski speech things to watch for

...coastal communities, the Interior Department said in a release.Lawmakers sought out the meeting with Jewell after President Barack Obama said he would ask Congress to designate most of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including its potentially oil-rich...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-16/jewell-meeting-murkowski-speech-things-
State | AK legislature
Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 17

...majority in the new parliament. Actor Dan O'Herlihy died in Malibu, California, at age 85.Five years ago: President Barack Obama marked the one-year anniversary of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, saying it had staved off...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/today-history-febuary-17
Local
Celebrated Little League team stripped of championship title

...downtown park. The team was treated to a trip to a major league World Series game in San Francisco and then a visit with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House.Behind the scenes, Keener said, the investigation was creating a...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-12/celebrated-little-league-team-stripped
Sports
Pipeline coordinator's office in budget, but still closing

JUNEAU - President Barack Obama has proposed $1 million in funding and a change in scope for the office of federal coordinator of Alaska natural gas projects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/pipeline-coordinators-office-budget-sti
State | AK legislature
Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

JUNEAU - President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/obama-seek-wilderness-designation-anwr
State | AK legislature

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