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Alaska Pulp settles labor case

ANCHORAGE - Some 95 ex-pulp mill workers will split $11.5 million now that the Alaska Pulp Corp. and the National Labor Relations Board have settled an unfair labor practices case stemming from a 1987 strike at the defunct Sitka plant. After nearly 16 years of litigation, the two sides reached what the labor board calls one of the biggest settlements in its history.
Ruling: No damages for Alaska Pulp

A pulp mill that dominated the economy of Southeast Alaska for decades should not receive damages from a lawsuit it won against the U.S. Forest Service, a federal judge has ruled. Alaska Pulp Corp., which operated a mill in Sitka for nearly 40 years, had sought up to $8.7 billion in damages from the federal treasury.
Economics killed mills, not environmentalists

The Tongass timber industry's mantra that environmentalists caused the death of the pulp mills rings hollow in light of the recent decision of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Federal judge sides with contractor

Army officials acted "in a breach of good faith and fair dealing" in a dispute over 400 housing units managed under a program for Fort Wainwright soldiers, a federal judge has ruled.
Stevens, Becker to wed

Lily Irene Stevens and Preston Hamilton Becker will marry in late August.
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Young backs measure supporting landowners 3/13/98

WASHINGTON - Alaska Congressman Don Young was part of the effort to pass a bill intended to provide relief for private property owners who disagree with land use decisions by the federal government. The U.S. House approved the bill Thursday on a 230-180 vote.
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Appeals court dismisses $29 billion Hickel lawsuit 7/15/97

Hickel's administration filed the lawsuit in 1993, seeking damages from the federal government for breaching the oil-leasing provisions of the statehood compact. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled against the state in May 1996. Judge Eric G.
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Revenue split quashed 2/23/98

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected an appeal where Alaska officials sought to increase the state's share of revenues from federal oil and gas leases within its boundaries.


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