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11:52 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

11/25/14 - Federal judge temporarily halts EPA process to restrict or prohibit proposed Pebble Mine

U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland Monday put a temporary hold on the EPA's 404(c) process on the Pebble Mine, a process that allows EPA to restrict or prohibit projects that could have adverse effects on fishery areas. EPA's February decision to initiate the process was based on a Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment it completed in January.

The Pebble Limited Partnership contends that while EPA was developing that assessment, it violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which ensures advisory committees are objective and accessible to the public.

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Local News
5:19 am
Mon November 24, 2014

11/24/14 - Walker-Mallott transition teams hear about looming fiscal crisis

Teams buoyed by hope, sense of new beginnings despite state's finances

This weekend, Walker-Mallott transition teams met at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Some 230 Alaskans were grouped by topics such as oil and gas, education, fisheries, fiscal policy and health care. Their task was to work toward consensus on goals, priorities, and recommended actions for incoming Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov.-elect Byron Mallott.

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Local News
8:37 am
Thu November 20, 2014

11/20/14 - Begich sets Arctic port land trade as a priority

Sen. Mark Begich makes land trade for an Arctic port a high priority

Earlier this week, Sen. Begich conceded he lost the election, but for now, until Jan. 3, he's still a U.S. Senator, and he's back in Washington.

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Local News
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
7:34 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Sen. Mark Begich concedes race to Dan Sullivan

Sen. Mark Begich concedes, lagging by 6,211 votes with few ballots left to count

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