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EDITORIAL: Resolution of damages necessary 25 years after Valdez

March 24 marked the 25th anniversary of the soiling of Alaska shores and waters by the oil of the Exxon Valdez.

Aniak mayor: Flood ins. rate hikes a burden in rural Alaska

One small-town Alaska mayor worries that rising costs for national flood insurance could be another reason for people to abandon life in rural Alaska.

Flashback: Exxon Valdez runs aground

Editor’s note: Early on March 24, 1989, Dean Fosdick, the Alaska bureau chief of The Associated Press, was awakened around 5:30 a.m. by a phone call. The caller had a tip that a tanker had run aground outside Valdez.

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation’s largest oil spill.

Holiday spirit lasts year-round for Pepperworth

Being a mechanical contractor is Nick Pepperworth’s day job. His second job — although he won’t admit it — is being a hero.
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Aleutians marine sanctuary rejected by NOAA


Finances in focus as Legislature opens

Finances in focus as Legislature opens

JUNEAU — Everything is on the table for budget cuts, members of the Senate majority caucus said Jan. 20, but the lawmakers will avoid introducing new taxes or encroaching on Alaskans’ Permanent Fund Dividends. On the first day of the 29th Legislature, Sens. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage; Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks; John Coghill, R-Fairbanks; Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River; Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla; and Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, announced the Republican-led majority’s priorities, including their opinions on the state of Alaska’s budget.


AIDEA begins broadening Interior gas search

The transformation of the Interior Energy Project has begun. This time, a Cook Inlet gas source is a real possibility.


Commerce Dept. suggests bump for Bering Sea halibut

Bering Sea halibut bycatch reforms are still in the works, but the U.S. Department of Commerce has recommended a stopgap measure on behalf of the small boat fishermen most injured by sinking allocations. The U.S. Department of Commerce has responded to the letter sent Dec. 18, 2014, by the six Alaskan members of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council asking for an emergency 33 percent reduction in Bering Sea halibut bycatch limits.


After interview flap, Maw in, Johnstone out on Board of Fisheries

After interview flap, Maw in, Johnstone out on Board of Fisheries

Roland Maw, executive director of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association, has taken one step back and two steps forward since his failed application for Alaska commissioner of Fish and Game, and now joins the very people who denied him an interview for the job. Gov. Bill Walker named Maw to the Alaska Board of Fisheries on Jan 20, replacing Chairman Karl Johnstone, who resigned following public and gubernatorial scrutiny of the board’s actions at the commissioner nominee selection meeting on Jan. 14. Maw’s place on the board will be effective Jan. 28 following a Jan. 21-27 board meeting in Wrangell.


Alaska Permanent Fund Market Value
unaudited, as of Jan 12, 2012
US Bonds $6,030,500,000
US Stocks $6,224,400,000
Non US Stocks $7,151,500,000
Global Stocks $4,631,700,000
Non US Bonds $1,364,200,000
Real Estate $4,125,300,000
Cash $935,100,000
Alternatives $5,857,000,000
Real Return/External CIO $2,810,200,000
TOTAL $39,129,900,000
source: Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
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