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Letter: The downfall of the timber budget

...behind the push to cut all available timber in Southeast state forests, University of Alaska lands and Mental Health Trust lands came from a meeting in August 2014 between the timber industry and Gov. Sean Parnell. As a result, the misguided...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-15/letter-downfall-timber-budget
Letters
Same-sex marriage mixes with tribal sovereignty

...trusts for the benefit of its members through the Fee to Trust program, which has long excluded Alaska."A fee-to-trust land acquisition is a transfer of land title from an eligible Indian/tribe or eligible Indian individual(s) to the United...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/same-sex-marriage-mixes-tribal-sovereig
Local
State seeks delay in Indian Country expansion

...case is whether creation of new trust land in Alaska is prevented by the 1971...Richards argues that creating trust lands in the state would be a "monumental...said the state could not tax Native trust lands."Exercise of police powers and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/state-seeks-delay-indian-country-expans
State
Bob Swenson appointed DNR Deputy Commissioner

...Nov. 25. Swenson will oversee the divisions of oil and gas and Geological and Geophysical Surveys, the Mental Health Trust Land Office, the State Pipeline Coordinator's Office and the Gas Pipeline Project Office. The other divisions fall under...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-22/bob-swenson-appointed-dnr-deputy-commis
State | Local
My Turn: Lobbyist has extensive experience hurting Juneau

...In 2009, Governor Sarah Palin supported construction of a new state office building at the subport on Mental Health Trust land. Deputy Commissioner of Administration Kevin Brooks even testified in favor of a bill funding construction. A new office...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-26/my-turn-lobbyist-has-extensive-experi
Opinion
Kake works to save historic cannery

...has been trying to get funding support from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to save the building. The building is on BIA trust land, so it might qualify for some kind of support from the federal agency."We've got support from the Anchorage office...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-17/kake-works-save-historic-cannery
State
My Turn: Why I'm voting 'Yes' to repeal SB 21

...breaks should coincide with other steps to encourage new investment and entrants. Wells can be drilled on Mental Health Trust lands in a fraction of the time and cost it takes on other state-managed lands. Cutting the time and cost of permitting will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-16/my-turn-why-im-voting-yes-repeal-sb-2
Opinion
Historic Keku Cannery to be stabilized

...authorized to use its Bureau of Indian Affairs transportation funding to stabilize the building, which is located on BIA trust land. Once it's stabilized, the tribe intends to move its transportation office into the cannery. "The stabilization...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-23/historic-keku-cannery-be-stabilized
State
State awards SLAM construction contract

...and Public Facilities, Department of Administration Division of General Services, Department of Natural Resources, Trust Lands Office, City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska Electric Light & Power, Foodland Inc., Prospector Hotel, and Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-06/state-awards-slam-construction-contract
State
Fort Knox Mine seeking permission to heap leach gold

...It produces more than 400,000 ounces of gold annually. The mine is primarily on state and Alaska Mental Health Trust lands. The mine and mill employs about 400 employees and operates two shifts, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. According...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071706/sta_20060717010.shtml
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