My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...state construction and resource development projects on state lands. This administrative order expands apprenticeship utilization...15 percent goal for resource development occurring on state lands. It is not retroactive, so contractors don't need to interrupt...
Oil and gas lease sales scheduled for Wednesday

The Alaska Division of Oil and Gas and the Bureau of Land Management are scheduled to hold lease sales Wednesday for oil...state sale includes tracts of state-owned Beaufort Sea seabed, land on the North Slope and in the North Slope foothills. It begins...
Sea chanteys add high note to WhaleFest

...Down to Old Maui" or even a couple of verses of "This Land is Your Land."Sineti performed a family concert at one of the final...songs of the era - minstrel songs - songs from other lands, from the people on board the vessels: Afro-Cuban...
Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

...STOLPECAPITAL CITY WEEKLYW hen Ethel Lund invited me into her Douglas home, I was expecting a lesson in the Tlingit language or Native land rights or health care reform or how to do a cartwheel on an old gymnasium floor.Lund has done all those things, some better...
Disagreements threaten uneasy truce between tribes, Maine

...Keystone XL pipeline project, which would have crossed tribal lands, but was rejected by President Barack Obama. And murals depicting...Algonquian-speaking Wabanaki peoples who knew their homeland as "Dawn Land" long before it was called Maine. Some of the tribes say they...
Nation and World
City housing incentive nearly ready

The city is only months away from implementing its accessory apartment incentive program, Lands and Resources Manager Greg Chaney told the members of the Affordable Housing Commission Tuesday evening."By the end of the year...
Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...063 square miles of forests and other land burned, 21 deaths, more than half a million...illegally set fire to forests to clear land to plant more trees in the cheapest costs just $7 to clear a hectare of land by burning, compared to $150 to do so...
Nation and World
Former Sealaska CEO dies at age 68

...vice president in 1989. He served as president and CEO from 1997 to 2001.In a statement, current CEO Anthony Mallott said Loescher's "dedication to our traditional livelihoods and connection to forest and land will be never forgotten."
Future uncertain for rare white deer at weapons site finish cleanup work by the end of next year, leaving the land and its deer under the care of new owners.Bob Aronson, executive...Varick and Romulus, where the depot lies, that they can have the land within their borders for a dollar if they want to market it themselves...
Nation and World
Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

...really try to keep these large commercial vessels that we're starting to see on an ever-increasing basis far enough from land, and we believe that we can do that with a route," said Lt. Kody Stitz, a project officer in the agency's waterways management...


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