TORONTO - TransCanada, the company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S Gulf Coast, has asked the U.S. State Department to pause its review of the project.
JUNEAU - The Senate Finance Committee has advanced its rewrite of the state capital budget, including $43 million for a new school in Kivalina.The appropriation is meant to satisfy the state's obligation under a 2011 settlement of a lawsuit that alleged inequities in funding for rural public schools. The last of five projects on the settlement list is in Kivalina.
ANCHORAGE - Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.
ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska Fairbanks has been penalized $127,100 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after 12 musk oxen died from malnutrition at the school's large animal research station earlier this decade.
He vetoed Senate Bill 74, which would revise statutes implemented via a 1996 initiative banning wolf hunting within one day of a hunter being in the air. The measure won 58 percent of the Alaska vote.
Dozens of letters to the editor, responding to comments made at a Capitol hearing earlier this year, lambaste Taylor and Alaskans in general as irrational nature-haters intent on ruining the state's wild side. An ``angry and disgusted'' Lyn Rosen, of Rochester, N.Y.
The state is offering incentives for people who kill wolves in an effort to boost Alaska's predator control program, which so far has failed to meet expected numbers.
While for most involved, Big Brothers Big Sisters is about having fun, the program was founded with the purpose of providing positive role models in the lives of at-risk youth, and it has proven to be effective.
ANCHORAGE - The Energy Council, a group whose Washington, D.C., gatherings shut down Alaska's legislative sessions every February because so many lawmakers attend, is bringing its show to Anchorage for three days this week.
Gov. Tony Knowles tried to kill a bill Friday that would have relaxed laws restricting the same-day airborne shooting of wolves.
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