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Alaska wins roadless rule case on appeal

The Tongass National Forest is one step closer to being exempt from the federal roadless rule once again. In a 2-1 decision Wednesday, the U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-27/alaska-wins-roadless-rule-case-appeal
Local
Funding for pipeline coordinator not in budget

...he was working to extend the benefits of the office to any Alaska gas project.Matt Shuckerow, a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Don Young, said Young is aware of the issue and looking at what could possibly be done. Shuckerow said a telling piece...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-05/funding-pipeline-coordinator-not-budget
State | AK legislature
Two Alaska military bases are finalists for F-35s

The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are on the short list of potential hosts for 48 new F-35 fighter jets, according to Alaska's Congressional delegation.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-26/two-alaska-military-bases-are-finalists
State
'Deadliest Catch' fishery a no-go in shutdown

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's multimillion-dollar red king crab season opened Tuesday, but most of the participating boats remained at dock because federal managers who are supposed to set individual fishing quotas are among workers still furloughed in the government's partial shutdown.Only boats representing a tiny fraction of the total harvest will be heading out into the Bering Sea. For that community development program, quotas are assigned by the state, with only seven vessels signed up to fish as of Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-16/deadliest-catch-fishery-no-go-shutdown
State
Parnell: Alaskans have never been so well-positioned

...and as an advisor on major oil and gas projects for the lobbying firm Patton Boggs. In 2008, Parnell challenged U.S. Rep. Don Young for his seat, but narrowly lost the primary. In 2010 he successfully campaigned to keep his seat as governor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-10/parnell-alaskans-have-never-been-so-wel
State
Crawford mulling another run for Legislature

...state House and Senate.Crawford served five terms in the House before mounting a failed bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young in 2010.In 2012, Crawford lost the Democratic primary for an Anchorage Senate seat to then-Sen. Bettye Davis...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-11/crawford-mulling-another-run-legislatur
State
Gov't: 53 Alaskans pick marketplace plans

...exemptions for financial hardships and religious objections, but those who ignore the mandate will face fines.U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, said the figures released Wednesday show the health care law "is a sinking ship with too many holes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-14/govt-53-alaskans-pick-marketplace-plans
State
Shutdown may hit Alaska's crab fishery

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska red king crab fishery that's featured on the popular reality show, "Deadliest Catch," faces an uncertain start because of the federal government's partial shutdown, and a late opening could have costly implications in Japan.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-10/shutdown-may-hit-alaskas-crab-fishery
State
Empire Editorial: Is there an upside to blasting away at Syria?

More than 100,000 Syrians have died under the regime of Bashar Hafez al-Assad over roughly 30 months of violent conflict.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-04/empire-editorial-there-upside-blastin
Opinion
State seeks to advance plan for ANWR exploration

JUNEAU - The state of Alaska on Tuesday proposed an exploration plan aimed at determining the oil and gas potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It comes just over a week after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, in a letter to Gov.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-10/state-seeks-advance-plan-anwr-explorati
State

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