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Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

The first skirmish - some say it may be the main battle - in the state's effort to explore the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas played out in U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason's courtroom in Anchorage Jan. 20.
State | AK legislature
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

President Obama's decision to designate part of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as untouchable "wilderness" shouldn't have come as a surprise to Alaskans, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director said.
State | AK legislature
Alaska communities to receive $28.5M in PILT

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Tuesday that $28.5 million in payment in lieu of taxes, or PILT, funding will be distributed to Alaska communities, according to a news release from Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich.
Community leader accused of embezzling from ANB nonprofits

The director of two nonprofit organizations run by an Alaska Native civil rights group in Juneau has been charged with a felony for allegedly embezzling tens of thousands of dollars. State prosecutors say Robert W.
Indian Affairs seeks comment on process of acknowledging tribes

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking comment on how to improve the process for acknowledging an Indian tribe. Tribes seeking federal recognition can spend decades waiting and fighting for recognition.
Juneau's Schroeder to receive Women of Achievement award

YWCA Alaska and BP recently announced the Women of Achievement award recipients, inducted Nov. 14, with a Dec. 5 event in Anchorage honoring Juneau's Dr. Elaine Schroeder and the nine other recipients.
Anne Greene

By Virginia Whitehead BreezePerhaps it was because she was the youngest of five we thought she was special. Perhaps it was her large eyes, wide-spaced and bright. Perhaps it was because she was sweet and even-tempered. It was, perhaps, all that I've
Department of Interior sends cash into Alaska's businesses

A new report released by the U.S. Department of the Interior said Interiors activities added $385 billion to the U.S. economy in 2011 (, up from $363 billion in 2010. Of that, Department activities added $1.
Local trails could link into state, nat'l network

Everything from yurts to bathrooms to preserving wilderness character and solitude was discussed Friday and Saturday during a conference about the Southeast Alaska Trail System.


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