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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

...require a global commitment, said Jenifer Kohout, the Fish and Wildlife Service's regional program manager and a co-chair of the polar bear recovery team."In the meantime, the Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners are committed to...
Walker uses veto ax on oil tax credits

...remains wise, and new oil will result from the increased activity," she said in a statement.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said she is concerned about the impact of Walker's decision on the smaller companies...
Gov. Walker pitches TransCanada buyout

...Speaker Mike Chenault and Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, chair of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, and the co-chairs of the House Resources Committee, Reps. Ben Nageak, D-Barrow and Dave Talerico, R-Healy.Lawmakers also asked...
Spirit of Admiralty sailing race is Saturday Auke Bay, a clockwise circumnavigation of Admiralty island. "We have seven participants," SEAS race committee co-chair Sean Boily said. "All Juneau, Douglas and Auke Bay boats this year." The boats and skippers are Haiku (Douglas...
My Turn: Enough is enough - we need international oversight now

...Rob Sanderson Jr. is the 2nd vice president of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, co-chair of the United Tribal Transboundary Mining Work Group, and president of the Ketchikan Tlingit and Haida Community Council...
Budget deal reached

...the end of May."This is a compromise that offers real solutions to the present impasse," House Finance committee co-chair Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said in a House majority news release. "It increases funding for education, honors agreements...
Committee reverts Erin's Law to original version

...think the more moderate wing of the caucus has prevailed in the face of public pressure," she said.Senate Finance co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, led the Wednesday hearings. She said she was committed to listening to each person's...
Where things stand in the state

...with a simple majority would take "some of the madness out of how we make our budgets," said Senate Finance Committee co-chair Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks.With that approach, "you don't put power in the hand of a very tiny group of recalcitrant...
Senate Finance rolls out proposal meant to spur talks

...stress from being put on workers, though Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, also has said that he regarded...state's financial situation had changed.Committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said the amendment...
House agrees on budget

...compromise might be in sight after almost a month and a half of negotiations. Sure enough, House Finance committee co-chair Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, brought the amendment to house bill 2001, the operating budget bill whose passage...
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