This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 16 at 10am), we’re talking about the oil tax cut. The bill narrowly passed the legislature in April. Critics have begun collecting signatures for a referendum to repeal the controversial measure. Proponents say the tax cut will encourage production and boost Alaska’s economy. Opponents say it will devastate [...]
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In Thursday’s news: U.S. District court decides on Akiachak Native Community v. Salazar: Alaska tribes have the right to be treated the same as other tribes; National Transportation Safety Board investigates Trooper helicopter crash; Bethel considers amendment to make drunken walking illegal on city streets or ice roads; Nome officials debate film license applications; Governor [...]
In Thursday’s news: Alaska Natives met with legislators to express concern over resource development bills; Governor Sean Parnell explains appointment of Timothy Dooley to Nome Superior Court; Small airplane servicing Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race flipped while taking off; State elections official calling Senator Begich to correct statements about voting in Alaska; Senator Mark Begich [...]
In Thursday’s news: Shell cancels 2013 Arctic drilling season; Alaska’s redistricting plans waiting on outcome of US Supreme Court case, case challenging need for federal oversight of state redistricting in states with a history of voting discrimination; Abortion bill debate continues in Juneau, developmental psychologist testifies against abortion on mental health grounds; Parnell’s oil tax [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Team #17 had fastest time to Nome from Big Lake in Iron Dog Snowmachine Race; First bill to land on Governor Parnell’s desk is one he introduced; Senator Lisa Murkowski wants government to look at all aspects of Shell’s Arctic drilling; Alaskan leader, Albert Kookesh, listed in critical condition after suffering heart [...]
In Thursday’s news: Violence Against Women Act’s tribal provisions limit tribal authority, according to Association of Village Council Presidents; Nome Schools welcome Governor Parnell’s visit on Wednesday; Kwethluk watering hole contaminated by sunken barge; Vietnam Veterans Day to be established by Alaska House legislation.
In Wednesday’s News: Variance request approved for Nome Covenant Church; Parnell intends to change oil tax structure to boost production; Geologists, miners and legislators talk natural resource development at Alaska Strategic and Critical Minerals Summit in Fairbanks; Anchorage experiences aftershocks from Monday’s 5.8 magnitude quake; Inupiat poet Joan Kane wins $20,000 fellowship from a national [...]
In Monday’s news: Oiled wildlife confirmed on St. Lawrence Island; Another Democrat joins Senate Republican-led majority; Governor Parnell says State’s attitude toward tribes is unexpected and unwarranted; Emmonak City Council met for a special meeting, last Thursday, announcing new members and restructuring; Nome’s Victoria Erickson received Governor’s Administrator of the Year award.
In Monday’s news: Alaska State Troopers say Hooper Bay woman died after falling through ice; Alaska State Troopers search for missing Sitka woman; Governor Parnell supports Alaska businesses as they fight against an emissions control area; Nome’s Jacob Martin recognized at AFN; Governor Parnell appoints 5 Alaskans to Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council; [...]
In Monday’s news: Regional tribal government asks Governor Sean Parnell for clemency for 40 fishermen cited last month for fishing during emergency closure of Kuskokwim River; A Friday rally of setnetters in Kenai responds to Governor Parnell, Fish & Game Commissioner Cora Campbell; Air Force in final stages of cleaning up Nome’s White Alice radar [...]
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