Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE - President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he's putting out to the highest bidder," Obama said.Bristol Bay has supported the commercial fishing industry," Obama said. "It supplies America with 40 percent...
KSM moves forward

...Canadian government's decision. But she said it wouldn't stop opponents, who will keep fighting the project.Opponents are asking President Barack Obama's administration to pressure Canada to use more stringent permitting standards.
Obama meets with newly elected governors

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama met Friday with a handful of newly elected governors...this week in filing a lawsuit seeking to block Obama's immigration moves. The executive actions Obama announced last month will allow more than 4 million...
World Sports Briefs

...parade and a visit to the major league World Series and the White House, where they met President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.Janes said Wednesday that he doesn't know if the matter is closed permanently, and that the international...
Southeast by the (updated) numbers

...the president, Schijvens suggested Sealaska could expect "rapid conveyance of the BLM lands ... within a couple months of Obama's signature."Large-scale increases in the timber industry are not expected, however. Harvest will be higher than last...
Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...Copenhagen ended with a nonbinding accord to show for two weeks of debate and frustration; the deal was brokered by President Barack Obama, who attended the conference on its final day. A snowstorm paralyzed much of the eastern U.S. on the last holiday shopping...
Watchdog: Indian schools appear to violate rules

...federal watchdog says.The report comes as President Barack Obama makes high-profile promises to fix the schools, which are...Officials from PerGoup did not respond to requests for comment.Obama addressed the challenges facing Native American youths in a...
Sealaska land bill passes through Congress

...announced Friday.When signed into law by President Barack Obama, the Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization...Murkowski spokesman Robert Dillon said in a previous Empire report.Obama must sign the bill before it can take effect and Sealaska can...
Murkowski praises passage of duck stamp bill

...Representatives also passed a similar bill that mirrors the one Murkowski co-sponsored, which will now go before President's Barack Obama to be signed into law."Updating and improving the duck stamp process for Alaskans and Americans has been a key priority for...
Begich bids emotional farewell to US Senate

...the race a referendum on President Barack Obama and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid. Begich insisted the race was not about Obama but about the future of the state, and...independent thinker, willing to stand up to Obama and work across party lines.On Thursday...


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