Judge: 60 days' notice of EPA plans not needed

JUNEAU - A federal judge says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not have to give the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine 60 days...
Parnell picks apart issues

...including the state, filed for an export permit with the federal government."It is an unprecedented step in that the state...criticized me for standing up for Alaska in terms of litigating federal overreach," Parnell said. "I want a fighter for Alaska...
Around Town for Monday, July 28

...toddlers and support group for parents. No need to register. Details: 796-8975.Taku Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, fifth floor conference room, Room 541. Public invited. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills...
Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

...those who signed up for private coverage under the health care law are getting financial aid. In the 36 states served by the federal insurance exchange, the tax credits average $264 a month, reducing the average monthly premium of $346 to just $82.Even...
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Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

JUNEAU - A federal agency is testing the waters on a possible lease sale...The company said the decision was based in part on a federal appeals court ruling that found the federal government conducted a flawed environmental review before...
Governor asks feds to buy surplus salmon

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell has asked a federal agency to buy about 1 million cases of canned pink salmon purchase $37 million worth of canned pink salmon under a federal law that allows for buying surplus food from farmers and donating...
Parents sue company after son's avalanche death

...snowboarder who died after an Alaska avalanche have filed a federal lawsuit against a heli-skiing company, alleging it failed...state court in February, and the venue has since been moved to federal District Court.Alaska Heliskiing is expected to respond to...
Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

...Alaska Natives are allowed to harvest sea otters under the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. In 2013, the reported harvest...this season. But those managing the resource, including the federal government, the University of Alaska, and those within Native...
Thank you from JAMM

...Southeast Alaska, James Bibb, Mandy and Anthony Mallott, Full Circle Music, NorthWind Architects, Linda Rosenthal, True North Federal Credit Union, Lynn Williams, Stephanie Allison, Julie Moe and Sally Smith. Thank you again for investing in our children...
Court rejects benefit denial in same-sex case Alaska. Voters in 1998 approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. That ban is being challenged in federal court, with arguments set for October.Harris said she and her partner, Kerry Fadely, were in a committed relationship...


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