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Army hears from Alaska on force cuts

It felt like a high school pep rally, but the result is far more important than any Friday night football game. Alaska leaders joined hundreds of Anchorage residents at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center Feb. 23 — an effort to demonstrating the state’s support of the military before a U.S. Army panel tasked with determining which bases should lose troops.

Upsized ASAP may rattle AK LNG Project

JUNEAU — Finance subcommittees in the state House were closing out budgets for state agencies this week, while other legislative committees heard updates on the Alaska LNG Project and worked on energy legislation. A bill dealing with regulation of now-legal marijuana is also being worked on in House and Senate committees.

AGDC board nominees include former AGPA lobbyist

Murkowski on budget, Arctic, mines and new governor

Issues unresolved after Jewell’s visit

KOTZEBUE — Alaska legislators left Kotzebue unsatisfied after a Feb. 16 meeting with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Attempts by the Obama administration to limit North Slope oil and gas development were the focus of the roughly hour-long meeting.
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EDITORIAL: Separation of powers strikes Obama again

US releases ‘One Arctic’ theme as it readies to take chair

US releases ‘One Arctic’ theme as it readies to take chair

The Arctic Council wants to make sure citizens and politicians start looking northward as trade routes, natural resource development and national security issues emerge. The United States will enter into the chair position of the Arctic Council in April 2015, taking over for Canada, which held the position since 2013. The chair position is held for two years before being taken by another of the eight member countries.

AJOC EDITORIAL: Don Obama shakes down ConocoPhillips

EDITORIAL: Playing a budgetary shell game with student loan debt

Democrats seek relief from health law penalties