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DNR seeking input on Interior land offerings

The Division of Mining, Land and Water is seeking public input on its preliminary decision to reoffer two remote recreational cabin site staking areas in Interior Alaska.
Public invited to open house for proposed land sale near Sitka

The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on its preliminary decision for the proposed Nakwasina Sound Subdivision land sale, located approximately eight miles north-northwest of Sitka city center, according to a release from the state Department of Natural Resources. The proposal would enable DNR's Division of Mining, Land and Water to offer up to 50 parcels of state land for private ownership.
Gas line, permitting bills things to watch this week

JUNEAU - With the Legislature more than halfway through its scheduled 90-day session, major bills are starting to take shape - and a controversial bill from the past has re-emerged.
State | AK legislature
Senate panel considers reworked permitting bill

JUNEAU - A bill that stalled in the Senate last year over concerns it limited public involvement in permitting decisions resurfaced Monday.
State | AK legislature
Sullivan campaign blasts new ad as misleading

JUNEAU - Title: "Never Forget" Key images: This ad sponsored by Put Alaska First, an independent expenditure group that supports Democratic U.S. Sen.
Alaska pushes back on federal involvement in mine

JUNEAU - The state is defending the validity of permits for a south-central Alaska coal mine and pushing back against a federal agency's involvement in the matter.
State Briefs

Several McGrath bears return home; Exploration gold drilling to begin on Ester Dome; Troopers crack down on illicit drugs and alcohol; Delta Junction fire burns past Sand Creek; Hiker killed in fall on East Twin Peak

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Companies: Alaska mining industry is expanding, needs skilled workers

Mining companies told state lawmakers gathered for a conference on the future of resource development in the Interior that too few qualified workers is putting a strain on the industry.
Needed state, federal authorizations

The Lake Dorothy Hydro project must be found consistent with standards of the Alaska Coastal Management Program before the following state and federal authorizations may be issued.


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