Archive of: Lunchbreak



July Issue 4 2014

Judge rules in favor of setnet ban ballot initiative

Voters could to be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision made today in Anchorage.

Alaskan oil en route to South Korea Breaking News 2014

Alaskan oil en route to South Korea

Breaking News 2014

Military and veterans affairs official resigns

The deputy commissioner of Alaska's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is resigning.

Breaking News 2014

EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies

Ukraine would repay $3.1 billion in debts to Russia in exchange for guaranteed gas deliveries through the harsh winter months under a proposal unveiled Friday after talks brokered by the European Union.

Breaking News 2014

Constant phone calls allowed on European flights 

European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights.

Breaking News 2014

Fairbanks approves fees for pipeline assessment

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has appropriated another $1 million for legal fees in its ongoing dispute with owners of the trans-Alaska pipeline on the pipeline's value.

Breaking News 2014

Lab results pending for seals found covered in oil

Lab testing has not confirmed the presence of a petroleum product on two recently harvested seals that were coated with an oily substance off Alaska's Saint Lawrence.

Breaking News 2014

Proposal: Media needs permit to film in wilderness

The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it is extending the period for the public to weigh in on a proposal that would make permanent new rules on commercial video and photography in the nation's wildest areas, including 57.4 million acres in Alaska.

Breaking News 2014

Powerful earthquake rattles large swath of Alaska

A powerful earthquake shook up a large swath of Alaska on Thursday morning, including the state's largest city.

Breaking News 2014

US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria

U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the extremist Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, killing at least 19 people as more families of militants left their key stronghold, fearing further raids, activists said.