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After tax vote, what should Alaskans watch for?

With the divisive debate over oil taxes behind us, for now at least, what should Alaskans watch for? Getting new oil into the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is the most important thing. Alaskans should also closely watch how the new tax performs in terms of revenue.

Conservationists sue to stop Big Thorne project

A coalition of conservation groups filed suit against the U.S. Forest Service Aug. 22 in an effort to stop a large logging project in the Tongass National Forest.

Seafood industry, delegation seek Russian ban

The United States seafood industry is pushing for Russia to end its import ban on food from several countries including the U.S., but if it doesn’t, a coalition of companies wants an import ban in response.

Tate, fellow veterans, make transition from war to work

Not long ago, Joe Tate was in Afghanistan and Iraq wielding a 50-caliber machine gun. Now he’s welding steel at ExxonMobil’s big Point Thomson project on the North Slope.

Cook Inlet oil production increases 25% in last year

Cook Inlet oil producers have boosted output 25 percent in the last year, data from the state Department of Natural Resources indicates. Production averaged of 16,288 barrels per day, or b/d, compared in the first half of 2014 compared with 13,087 b/d in the same period of 2013.