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New bill introduced to open up SE mines

Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced a bill that aims to open up jobs to locals at certain Southeast mines. Sen.
Industry reps talk mining at State Capitol

Juneau's Michael Satre and other representatives of Alaska's mining industry gave a presentation Wednesday to a joint meeting of the House and Senate Resources committees in which they described Alaska's mining sector as a major player in the United States and the world.
UAS miner training program prompted by industry demand

"Introduction to Mining Occupations and Operatings" students had an opportunity to see a mine firsthand in March, when the Southeast Alaska cohort of the University of Alaska Southeast class for high school seniors toured the Coeur Alaska Kensington Gold Mine.
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Concerns raised over Gov.'s permitting bill

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell has introduced legislation aimed at improving the permitting process in Alaska, but critics fear it will hurt the public's ability to participate in permitting decisions.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The Alaska Photo Library was unveiled by Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer and Department of Community and Economic Development Commissioner Debby Sedwick on June 18.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

In appreciation of its local supporters, Hearthside has planned a party that will run from 12:01 to 1 a.m. Saturday morning. The owners encourage people to call ahead, reserve their copy and come down to the store at midnight to collect the book.
Coeur's Wheeler steps down after 25 years

Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. announced Friday that longtime CEO Dennis Wheeler has stepped down. The Idaho-based owner of Juneau's Kensington Mine named Mitchell J. Krebs, currently Coeur's chief financial officer, to replace him.Wheeler has been the chief executive officer for Coeur for nearly 25 years and is credited by those who worked with him locally as the driving force behind developing Kensington.
AK mines produce $3.8 billion in 2011

Lines to mines: Miners ask for power lines, pipe lines to resources The governor's Roads to Resources endeavor is not incentive enough for Alaska's miners, according to industry representatives.
Entertainment Briefs

Alaska images available in new library; Arts council seeks nominees for awards
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After the non-stop activities of last weekend, this week looks a little slow, but there are definitely some interesting things to check out.


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