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Alaska asks judge to determine whether federal officials can create ‘Indian country’ in the state | #alaska | #politics

The state of Alaska has formally asked a federal judge to decide whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs may create the equivalent of reservations in Alaska on behalf of Alaska Native tribes. On Tuesday, the state of Alaska filed for summary judgment in an ongoing lawsuit against the federal government and the Central Council of […]

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Alaska natural gas promoter floats new plan: Send North Slope gas to Southcentral first | #alaska | #politics

With a giant North Slope natural gas pipeline still unbuilt after decades of efforts, the state entity now promoting the project has a new plan intended to spur construction of the megaproject: a first phase that delivers natural gas to the isolated Southcentral Alaska market rather than the vast Asian market that is the ultimate […]

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Trump campaign has an Alaska chair: Kelly Tshibaka | #alaska | #politics

Kelly Tshibaka speaks to a reporter after a candidate forum in 2022. (Liz Ruskin/Alaska Public Media) Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has chosen former state official Kelly Tshibaka as its Alaska chair. Tshibaka sent a media announcement Monday, drawing attention to Alaska’s Republican Presidential Preference Poll on March 5. The in-person poll is like a party caucus, but […]

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Birds of a feather: Rep. Swalwell campaigned for Peltola in Alaska; now he’s in trouble over using campaign cash to attend Super Bowl | #alaska | #politics

In September, California Rep. Eric Swalwell, a foe of Alaska’s energy economy, came north to Alaska to be a special guest at Rep. Mary Peltola’s fundraiser in Juneau. That was after he had been investigated by the House Ethics Committee for his liaison with Fang-Fang, a suspected Chinese spy. Now, Swalwell is in trouble again, […]

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How a looming government shutdown could hit national parks | #alaska | #politics

National parks and nearby communities could forego millions of dollars per day during a partial government shutdown that could start this weekend. Would-be visitors will likely see restrictions on park access, though the extent of those restrictions was still unclear just days before a potential lapse in federal appropriations set to begin Sunday. Parks would […]

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Governor Dunleavy’s Veto Threat Shakes Alaska’s Education Policy Amid Lake Oswego’s Real Estate Boom | #alaska | #politics

Amid political tensions in Alaska, Governor Dunleavy has issued a stark warning to lawmakers, threatening to veto an education funding bill unless it aligns with his educational reform priorities. This standoff comes at a time when Lake Oswego’s luxury real estate market is witnessing a significant surge, with properties selling for up to $2 million, […]

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Biden walks political tightrope over Alaska oil project | #alaska | #politics

By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent Getty Images The approval of the Willow project comes after the US government imposed limits on oil and gas drilling in parts of Alaska and the Arctic Ocean US President Joe Biden has approved a major oil and gas drilling project in Alaska, intended to create local investment and thousands of […]

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The culling of Alaska’s bears and wolves | #alaska | #politics

This article was originally published by Grist and is republished here by permission. As spring arrived in southwestern Alaska, a handful of people from the state Department of Fish and Game rose early and climbed into small airplanes. Pilots flew through alpine valleys, where ribs of electric green growth emerged from a blanket of snow. Their […]

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What is Sarah Palin up to now? The controversial ex-Alaska governor has since backed Donald Trump, run for congress and appeared on The Masked Singer, maintaining her millions with Cameo earnings | #alaska | #politics

Here is how she remains relevant, years later. The “Take Our Border Back” rally Sarah Palin showing support to the police on “National Police Week”. Photo: @sarahpalin97/Instagram The war between Texas governor Greg Abbott and US President Joe Biden over control of the border – an extension of the fight over immigration rights – continues […]

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House Republicans’ education bill rejected as lawmakers continue work toward bipartisan deal | #alaska | #politics

Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, speaks in support of a $350 million annual boost to the state’s school funding formula, matching a figure supported by education advocates in Juneau on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. (Sean Maguire / ADN) JUNEAU — The Alaska House is striving for a bipartisan education deal after a sweeping Republican-backed package failed […]

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