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BLM OKs drilling permit in petroleum reserve

JUNEAU - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday that it had approved a drilling permit that would clear the way for the first oil and gas production from federal...
Fearing stigma, Colorado contested Superfund status for mine

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Shooting suspect's immigration history common

SAN FRANCISCO - Long before he was arrested in the shooting death of a woman at one of San Francisco's most popular tourist sites, Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez was using the U.S.-Mexican border like a revolving door. He was arrested while in the U.S.
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Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather

PORTLAND, Ore. - Northwest fire officials told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that incoming cooler weather could help calm the massive blazes that threaten thousands of homes, but wind storms may cause extreme fire behavior in the interim.Vilsack, in Portland Friday for a wildfire briefing, said 14,000 homes in Oregon and Washington are currently at risk and the Forest Service is spending $10 million a day for fire suppression in the region.
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Lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires

BOISE, Idaho - A bipartisan effort seeking to change the way the country pays to fight disastrous wildfires has been renewed after stalling repeatedly from lawmakers hesitant to approve letting firefighting agencies use dollars meant for natural disaster rather than money set aside for fire prevention.Over the years, firefighting agencies have been forced to borrow money set aside for forest thinning and other fire prevention projects as wildfire seasons have ballooned in activity and costs.
Murkowski pushes back on federal government

JUNEAU - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski used her speech before state lawmakers Wednesday to push back against a federal government that she says seems to want to starve the trans-Alaska pipeline system of new oil.
State | AK legislature
BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

JUNEAU - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued a final decision Friday that it said will open the way for the first oil and gas production from federal lands in the National...
State | AK legislature
Sealaska land bill passes through Congress

A bill introduced years ago that would convey the final acreage entitled to Sealaska Corporation through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act has passed Congress, a Sealaska news release announced Friday.
Report finds no laws broken in mine investigation

JUNEAU - The special counsel hired by the state to look into mining investigations conducted last year by federal and state authorities in eastern Alaska found no evidence that investigators broke any laws.
State | AK legislature
New DNR Land Records search portal released

ANCHORAGE - The Division of Support Services is pleased to announce the release of the new DNR Land Records search portal, available at


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