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April Issue 2 2014

Fisheries bills on the move as session enters closing days

As the Alaska Legislature enters its final stretch, work on fisheries issues continues.

April Issue 2 2014

AIDEA backs first loans for LNG trucking plan

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board approved $23.1 million in loans for the Interior Energy Project April 3 — money that will be used to build the first part of the complex natural gas supply chain for Fairbanks-area residents.

Southeast Alaska guides prep for strong king salmon season April Issue 2 2014

Southeast Alaska guides prep for strong king salmon season

Scientists are expecting Southeast Alaska’s marine waters to fill with king salmon this summer — and fishing guides are among those angling for a boost to their businesses as a result of the strong forecasts.

April Issue 2 2014

Review: Office for iPad is pretty and functional

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft Office fans who’ve spent the last nine months using the software’s suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad’s significantly bigger display surface.

FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones April Issue 2 2014

FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there’s no cellular service or internet connection.

April Issue 2 2014

Challenge to marine observer program to be heard April 16

Oral argument in the lawsuit over the revised federal marine observer program will be heard April 16 in Alaska U.S. District Court.

April Issue 2 2014

State commission finalizes tough new rules on fracking

Alaska’s oil and gas regulatory commission has adopted new rules governing hydraulic fracturing, the chairman of the commission told a state legislative committee April 8.

Flurry of medevacs stokes road battle April Issue 1 2014

Flurry of medevacs stokes road battle

When it comes to a road for King Cove, Sen. Lisa Murkowski has held true to her word and has not let the issue die.