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.

Breaking News 2014

Feds authorize LNG exports to FTA countries

The U.S. Department of Energy will allow the proposed Alaska LNG Project to export liquefied natural gas from the North Slope to free trade agreement countries, but the project is still waiting for permission to export to non-FTA countries.

Breaking News 2014

Hilcorp buys Point Mac LNG plant

Hilcorp Energy has agreed to purchase the Southcentral liquefied natural gas plant that supplies Fairbanks Natural Gas.

Breaking News 2014

House GOP sues administration over health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.

Breaking News 2014

Feds: Agency serious about Alaska forest changes

The Forest Service is serious about transitioning the nation's largest forest from old-growth to young growth timber harvests, an official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

Breaking News 2014

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country.

Breaking News 2014

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply.

Breaking News 2014

Alleged violation revolves around job title

Kelly Hepler, whose title with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is either “assistant commissioner” or “special projects coordinator,” was the subject of a Wednesday APOC hearing on several complaints that claim he should have filed a Public Official Financial Disclosure form annually from 2009-2013 and, on those forms, he should have disclosed that he had received gifts from the politically influential Soldotna-based Kenai River Sportfishing Association.

Breaking News 2014

BP: Deal with Hilcorp completed

BP has closed the sale of its interests in four North Slope oil fields to Hilcorp.

Breaking News 2014

Health consortium closes medical training unit

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has ended a Sitka-based emergency medical training program.