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11:02 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

12/1/14 - Lawmakers meet privately, sign confidentiality agreements on Alaska LNG project

Lawmakers meet privately, pledge confidentiality on LNG project

Alaska lawmakers, legislative staff and gas line consultants attended private meetings and signed confidentiality agreements about the Alaska Liquid Natural Gas project. Alaska Dispatch News reports the private meetings were held Friday and lasted more than two hours.

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7:36 am
Thu November 20, 2014

11/20/14 - BP completes sale of North Slope oil fields, affecting jobs of 475 people

BP sells four oil fields

BP's sale of four North Slope oil fields involves laying off 275 workers and transfer to Hilcorp or early retirement of another 200 people. BP Alaska operations president Janet Weiss says the company will focus on Prudhoe Bay and a major liquefied natural gas project.

U.S. Sen. Begich back in Washington

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Local News
8:51 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

9/17/14 - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan changes position on minimum wage increase

His campaign says Sullivan changed his mind after he read the measure

Before the election primary, in which he faced Tea Party candidate Joe Miller, U.S. Sen. candidate Dan Sullivan opposed Ballot Measure Three, which would increases the state's minimum wage by $2 to $9.75 per hour in two years.  His campaign says Sullivan changed his mind after he read the initiative. Sullivan says he still opposes a federal minimum wage increase. His opponent, Sen. Mark Begich, supports a bill in Congress to increase the federal minimum wage to just over $10 an hour.

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Local News
8:25 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

9/16/14 - BP Alaska announces 275 layoffs, 17% of its work force

BP Alaska announces layoffs of 275 employees

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Local News
8:25 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

4/30/14 KNBA News - BP pipeline spews oily mist over 27 acres of North Slope tundra

BP is working to assess repairs needed to a leaky North Slope pipeline that sprayed natural gas and water containing crude oil over 27 acres of snow-covered tundra.

Gov. Sean Parnell says he was concerned about charges of misconduct in the Alaska National Guard in 2010, but lacked the specific information needed to act until this February, when he called for a federal investigation.

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