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Billy Frank Jr., tribal fishing activist, dies for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission - a coalition of salmon-treaty tribes of which Frank served as chairman.The decision had a sweeping impact on other tribes in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere as it triggered other treaty rights...
Alaska House approves $9.1 billion operating budget, rejects Democratic amendments, transportation and natural resources," said Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, the finance committee co-chairman.The proposal, which must be passed by the Senate, reduces general fund spending by about 13 percent compared to the current...
State | AK legislature
Business picks up for seafood plant

...International is now going swimmingly, according to Russell Schreck, the company's new chief executive officer and board chairman. The company in early December sent air shipments of Alaska-caught salmon, halibut and cod to markets in England and...
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. changes leadership

...board of Barrow-based Arctic Slope Regional Corp. voted Wednesday to bring back former president Jacob Adams as chairman. The Anchorage Daily News reports the board moved Rex Rock from the position of chairman to president, replacing Roberta...
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Local Briefs

...IFA ferry will not come out of Alaska's annual share of federal highway funds, said Tom Briggs of Craig, the IFA chairman. The new appropriation supplements $2.25 million approved by Congress in 1998, Briggs said. Along with a local match...
Rep.Young introduces ANWR drilling bill

...expects the Republican-led House will approve ANWR drilling again this year. In August 2001, when Young was Resources chairman, the House passed a national energy bill with his ANWR drilling legislation attached. The Senate did not include drilling...
Bear committee pushes proposals

...of urgency. "Be aware the bears are waking up. They need food right off the bat," said Mark Farmer, committee chairman. The panel's proposals include a ban on birdfeeders, mandatory use of bear-resistant containers and a requirement that...
My Turn: Protecting Alaska from misguided federal oversight

...D.C. have a deep misunderstanding of the cost of doing business in Alaska.Under the leadership of its former Chairman, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) initiated an effort to "modernize and update" the Universal Service Fund...
North Slope to exit Gasline Port Authority

...pipeline from the North Slope to Valdez. "Nothing's changed," said Valdez Mayor Bert Cottle, the port authority chairman. "The mission of the port authority has been and still remains to get gas to Alaskans. That hasn't changed whether there's...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...moved to the House Finance Committee, where it will probably get a hearing, said Rep. Eldon Mulder, finance co-chairman. The Anchorage Republican said it was less probable that the measure would get a vote before the committee. The Senate...


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