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New Alaska books

In honor of Alaska Book Week, observed Oct. 4-11, here's a partial list of Alaska-related books published in the past few months, or due to be published soon. For a list of Alaska books published earlier this year, visit http://juneauempire.
BLM announces Fee-Free Days for 2015

The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands on four occasions in 2015 - Martin Luther...
My Turn: Parnell, Sullivan vilified for protecting Alaska's sovereignty

...legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Mark Begich, which would allow Native tribes to give their private lands to the Department of the Interior to be held in trust. This would essentially give "reservation" status to those lands held in trust which would...
Dennis Egan a 'big proponent' of 'The Road'

A long-time supporter of "The Road," State Sen. Dennis Egan says he is in favor of the new Alaska Department of Transportation-backed plan for the contentious state project that proposes building a road out of isolated Juneau.
Southeast Unplugged

Look under the surface of Cross Sound, south of Glacier Bay National Park, and you'll find Facebook. Google is there, too, as is the picture of the cat you just posted on Instagram.
State | Local
Southeast lands $6.7M in PILT payments

...the Last Frontier are receiving some $28.5 million in Payment-in-Lieu of Taxes money from the federal Department of the Interior. Juneau is getting $1.9 million of that, and the rest of Southeast Alaska will split about $4.8 million...
Bulldog reporter Tkacz dies at 61

Bob Tkacz may not have always been well-liked, but he was always respected, according to those who knew the longtime reporter. Tkacz was found dead Tuesday evening in his Fourth Street office in Juneau. He was 61.
Anti-KSM groups seek federal help

A proposed British Columbia transboundary mine that would dwarf any mining development in Alaska has attracted the attention of environmental groups in the state because of a concern that runoff from the mine will degrade Southeast Alaska's fish habitats.
Local | Outdoors
Alaska Editorial: Kulluk report inspires no confidence for Arctic operations

The following editorial first appeared in the Anchorage Daily News: The United States Coast Guard didn't mince words in its report of the grounding of Shell's drilling rig, the Kulluk, in December 2012.
Alaska Editorial: Lawsuit over denied ANWR plan is the right move

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Gov.


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