Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard

...2002, President George W. Bush signed the Homeland Security Act, creating the largest reorganization of the U.S. government since the creation of the Department of Defense. As part of the Homeland Security Act, authority over the U.S...
Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

...being seriously considered."We're looking for the U.S. government to tell us different ways that we can deal with this...because primarily this is a problem between the U.S. government and the Canadian government," he said.
Bringing Native history to the fore

...Ruddy said.Paul, Peter Simpson and Judge James Wickersham made up the "triad" that pushed the idea of suing the U.S. government, Ruddy said. At that point, in 1929, Alaska Natives had only been considered citizens for five years, following...
My Turn: Real oil spill solution long overdue

...from additional harm, allowing it the best possible opportunity to recover. On that note, the state of Alaska and U.S. government have fallen short and have a lot of unfinished business.Today, thousands of gallons of Exxon Valdez oil remain...
What was first effort to build a road out of Juneau?

...road into the Yukon appears in the Sept. 20, 1888 issue of the Juneau City Mining Record, which declares that the U.S. government should "unite with Canada in the construction of a suitable wagon road into the Yukon, to assist the miners. The...
Celebrating Walter Soboleff Day: A Remembrance

...your birthday Walter,' and that is all," Soboleff said.Soboleff grew up in Tenakee, just 10 steps from the U.S. Government School.He loved every class there and once stated, "I loved the red school, its smell in the rain, the sound...
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...release of the National Strategy which articulates the U. S. government's strategic priorities for this vast untapped frontier...Arctic Council would be an unambiguous statement of the U.S. government's intent to proactively pursue its Arctic destiny...
Today in history

...the Nobel Prize in literature, even though the French writer had said he would decline the award.In 1979, the U.S. government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment - a decision that precipitated the Iran...
Homer residents look to stop local beach abuse

...contrast to nearby beaches, noted Adele Person at the meeting.The Beluga Slough area of the beach also has some U.S. Government property. Technically, it's not part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, but refuge officials are...
Viking Lumber wins Big Thorne contract, again

...roads on the island have "enabled a high degree of illegal (taking) of wolves."The organization petitioned the U.S. government to list the Alexander Archipelago wolf as endangered in 2011, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make...


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