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Alaska Editorial: Continent's highest peak should reflect its heritage

...let alone move, they don't have to - the Ohio members' intent is to simply block the board from acting. The Department of Interior could change that policy, and should. But for nearly half a century, the department's leadership has proved...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-10/alaska-editorial-continents-highest-p
Opinion
Rule allows trust status for tribal lands

...Alaska are applauding a regulation that allows them to apply for federal trust status for their lands.The U.S. Department of Interior published a final regulation this week in a prolonged dispute between tribes, the agency and the state of Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-21/rule-allows-trust-status-tribal-lands
State
Duck stamp legislation passes with exemption

...Alaskan subsistence hunters residing in rural areas, would effectively reverse a 2001 policy decision by the Department of Interior Regional Solicitor that requires all subsistence duck hunters to purchase federal duck stamps. In addition to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/duck-stamp-legislation-passes-exempt
Outdoors
Southeast AK village sues over nonrural status

...complaint are Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and Agriculture Secretary and subsistence board chairman Tim Towarak.Department of Interior spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw said Monday her agency does not comment on ongoing lawsuits. Department of Agriculture...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-05/southeast-ak-village-sues-over-nonrural
State
Southeast Alaska village sues over nonrural status

...complaint are Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Agriculture Secretary and subsistence board chairman Tim Towarak.Department of Interior spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw said Monday her agency does not comment on ongoing lawsuits. Department of Agriculture...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/southeast-alaska-village-sues-over-nonr
State
Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures

...Court Judge Sharon Gleason called the case moot in siding with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Department of Interior, which asked for the case to be tossed.The case dates to last October, when the Fish and Wildlife Service...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-31/judge-tosses-lawsuit-over-federal-refug
State
Coast Guard: Tug engine failure blamed on water in fuel

...improvements will be measured against the findings in the U.S.C.G. report as well as recommendations from the US Department of Interior."Edison Chouest was not available to comment on the report.Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said the Coast...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/coast-guard-tug-engine-failure-blamed-w
State
Glacier Bay gull egg legislation signed into law

...beloved homeland of Glacier Bay; and served as a unique element in the Huna tribes' identity."NPS staff and Department of Interior solicitors recognized there were numerous legal hurdles to overcome before a harvest could occur, including analyzing...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/glacier-bay-gull-egg-legislation-sig
Outdoors
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...that exception was added because the state had been concerned that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or Department of Interior might view the injunction provision as "chilling third parties' access to the court" if those parties challenged...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/initiative-hearings-securities-things-w
State | AK legislature
Residents of eroding village seek federal help

...Engineers projects. Only half that length of the wall was built before funding dried up, Weyiouanna said.The Department of Interior is among the agencies visited by residents this week. Weyiouanna said agency representatives expressed interest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-19/residents-eroding-village-seek-federal-
State

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