June-Issue-1 2014

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Archive »Oil & Gas

Slope drilling reached record level in 2014

Slope drilling reached record level in 2014

A record number of drill rigs were at work on the North Slope this winter. According to weekly working rig data compiled by Baker Hughes Inc., drilling reached a peak of 17 rigs during the week of Feb. 28, traditionally the busiest time for the North Slope.

State board sets value of TAPS at $10.2B for 2014 tax year

Cook Inlet Energy, parent company buy Inlet, Slope assets

Furie Operating Alaska will have busy summer in Cook Inlet

Archive »Telecom

Verizon to launch voice coverage this fall

A year after Verizon Wireless launched data service in Alaska, it is readying its network to add voice coverage and preparing to enter the retail market with its own stores.

Quintillion preps for $60M in 2014 work connecting Arctic

FCC approves GCI acquisition of Southeast stations

Archive »National Politics

EDITORIAL: VA mess demands answers, accountability

Archive »Money Talks

Warning signs are flashing for junk-bond investors

Archive »Mining

Pebble sues EPA over attempt to veto mine

The Pebble Limited Partnership took the Environmental Protection Agency to court May 21 and claimed the agency is illegally overstepping its bounds by attempting to block a mine before the permitting process begins.
Hecla CEO: Bright future for Greens Creek

Hecla CEO: Bright future for Greens Creek

Archive »Fishery Stories

Managers meet, tackle state waters Gulf issues

State and federal regulators met May 21 to discuss how to coordinate their efforts and create complimentary management in the changing Gulf of Alaska fisheries.

Split decided for $20.8M in salmon disaster relief funds

The National Marine Fisheries Service and other entities have agreed upon a regional split of the $20.8 million in federal aid for fisheries disasters, but how to spend that money is still being decided.

Arguments heard in challenge to state salmon management

Council convenes in Nome, familiar bycatch topics on tap

FISH FACTOR: Plenty of pink salmon in stock from 2013; price info hard to get