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Alaska Editorial: Sturgeon case vital for Alaska's sovereignty

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The case of John Sturgeon versus the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior is strikingly important with regard to the sovereignty of the state of Alaska.

BY JAMES BROOKS FOR THE CAPITAL CITY WEEKLY There will be no emergency listing of Prince of Wales Island wolves on the Endangered Species List. In a letter to the six conservation groups requesting the emergency listing, U.S.
Arctic drilling complaint clears Legislature

After passing a landmark gas pipeline deal, the Alaska House approved a formal complaint against the Obama administration's decision to cancel oil and gas lease sales in the Arctic.
State | AK legislature
Lawsuit, divisiveness hamper Native Hawaiian election effort

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Nation and World
Denali: New name, same park

There is a children's popup book about the Denali National Park and Preserve. In it, a young girl boards a bus to travel into the park and different animals are seen with each turned page.
My Turn: Denali says it all

Most Alaskans don't need any convincing that the name of Alaska's great mountain was rightfully restored to Denali. Nor do we think there's any merit to the gripes coming out of Ohio or the anti-Obama punditry.
My Turn: Young leaders lend voices on culture and climate change

...inspiration to the next generation of leaders, as we know these five ambassadors will, then we've invested wisely in our future, and more importantly, in theirs. ? Sally Jewell is secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Jewell: Denali name change is final

...Republican and Speaker of the House, said he was "deeply disappointed" that President Obama allowed U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to restore Denali's name from Mount McKinley.On Monday, Jewell said it doesn't...
Parks: Welcome, Fourth Graders

A new national program aims to get fourth graders, and their families, into national parks for free.
Attorneys don't buy state's argument on land-into-trust lawsuit

...addressed, revoked the right of the federal government to put Alaska Native land into trust.Two years later, the Department of the Interior formalized the "Alaska Exemption."Until 2001, that exemption stayed untouched despite efforts by tribes...


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