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Alaska

Alaska

Retiring from the high court, Alaska’s chief justice defends its system of selecting judges | #alaska | #politics

Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree receives applause from state lawmakers after finishing the annual State of the Judiciary address to the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Winfree is retiring Feb. 6. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon) In his final speech before retirement, Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree firmly defended the state’s merit-based process for picking […]

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Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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Peak Trust Company Announces Support for University of Alaska Ted Stevens Legislative … | News | #alaska | #politics

Anchorage, AK, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peak Trust Company (“Peak Trust”) has announced a $10,500 donation to the University of Alaska Southeast’s (UAS) Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program, as the first part of a broader commitment to support the program over the next five years. The program seeks to educate students about […]

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Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | Politics | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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Alaska Senate bill would add $1,000 to the per-student school funding formula | #alaska | #politics

The Alaska Senate chamber, photographed on Jan. 16 at the Capitol building in Juneau. (Loren Holmes / ADN) The Senate Education Committee introduced a bill Wednesday that would increase Alaska’s per-student funding formula by $1,000, in its response to what Senate President Gary Stevens called an education spending crisis. That sum would amount to an […]

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Rep. Mary Peltola announces former opponent Josh Revak will join her office as state director | #alaska | #politics

By Anchorage Daily News Updated: 28 minutes ago Published: 33 minutes ago U.S. Congressional candidate Josh Revak photographed in Anchorage on Friday, April 1, 2022. (Emily Mesner / ADN) Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola said Wednesday that Republican former state Sen. Josh Revak will be joining her Alaska office as state director. Revak, from Anchorage, was […]

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Lawmakers announce push to ratify Equal Rights Amendment | #alaska | #politics

Lawmakers on Tuesday announced plans to achieve a goal a century in the making: Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which would guarantee equal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex.  What You Need To Know Lawmakers in Washington announced renewed efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which would guarantee equal rights for […]

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Tongass National Forest Protected from Logging and Development (Again) | #alaska | #politics

We’re spending a lot of time in Alaska these days, probably because the administration is working very hard to make sure everybody can spend a lot of time in Alaska as Alaska always has been. On Tuesday, the administration essentially locked out the massive Pebble Mine project, rescuing the world’s richest salmon fishery. On Wednesday, […]

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Biden administration takes another step toward advancing a controversial oil drilling project in Alaska | National Politics | #alaska | #politics

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday advanced the controversial Willow oil drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope, releasing the final environmental impact statement before the project can be approved. The ConocoPhillips proposed Willow drilling plan is a massive and decadeslong project that the state’s bipartisan Congressional delegation says will create much-needed jobs […]

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EPA blocks mining project proposal that threatened Alaskan salmon | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Environmental Protection Agency has blocked a controversial mining project set for development in Alaska over concerns about adverse effects on salmon fisheries in the area, according to a release from the agency. The announcement stops the Pebble Mine project, which would have become the largest copper, gold and molybdenum extraction site on […]

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