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Alaska Editorial: YouTube the perfect venue for Murkowski video

...States territory.The challenge for Alaskans is that the federal government controls nearly 61 percent of the state. Federal officials make it next to impossible to develop the resources, and the concern among Alaskans is that that isn't about to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-25/alaska-editorial-youtube-perfect-venu
Opinion
Alaska deep-water port proposed for vessels in Arctic waters

...in the Chukchi if it can obtain the necessary permits. Tour boats travel across the Bering Strait, and state and federal officials anticipate shipping companies could someday use Arctic Ocean routes for moving freight between continents.Nome...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/alaska-deep-water-port-proposed-vessels
State
Tribe criticizes Walker for support of reserve drilling plan

...Staff members in the governor's office said Walker is promoting projects in Alaska by speaking directly with federal officials. Craig Fleener, Walker's Arctic policy adviser, said the governor also is taking early steps to formalize state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/tribe-criticizes-walker-support-reserve
State | AK legislature
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...congressional delegation said Monday.U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she was briefed last week by federal officials who told her the Obama administration will permanently remove from consideration some areas that had previously been...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
Tongass Advisory Committee to meet again in Juneau

...Southeast has not changed," Tongass Deputy Forest Supervisor Jay Anderson, who serves as the committee's designated federal official, said in a news release. "And, each member has personal commitments outside their volunteerism on this committee...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/tongass-advisory-committee-meet-again-j
Local
Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

...said it wouldn't grant the tribe a license until federal officials clarified their position regarding pot on reservations...provided a path for tribes to grow and sell marijuana, federal officials cautioned that they won't allow all tribal members...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-23/tribes-tread-carefully-pot-discussions
State
Empire Editorial: Sealaska land deal should move forward

...like Edna Bay and Thorne Bay.The federal government has a duty to fulfill the land claims promised under ANCSA. Federal officials did not ask Native approval when they established the Tongass National Forest or Glacier Bay National Park - they...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-07/empire-editorial-sealaska-land-deal-s
Opinion
Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

...and mountain slopes. The only other terrestrial mammal found on the island is the Norway rat - also nonnative.Federal officials fear that a Kagalaska caribou herd would spread to other Aleutian islands.Alternatives such as a fence or live...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/alaska-refuge-proposes-killing-invasive
State
Smuggled turtles intercepted at Anchorage airport

...receive some of the animals. Most of the turtles remain at the Anchorage Museum, where they are being cared for until federal officials find homes for them.Sixteen turtles have already been sent to Iowa, including North American wood turtles, Blanding's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/smuggled-turtles-intercepted-anchorage-
State
Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

...and mountain slopes. The only other terrestrial mammal found on the island is the Norway rat - also nonnative.Federal officials fear that a Kagalaska caribou herd would spread to other Aleutian islands.Alternatives such as a fence or live...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-02/alaska-refuge-proposes-killing-invasive
State

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