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Sounding Board: State Oil Taxes

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 10:00am), we’re talking about the state’s oil taxes. Governor Parnell’s bill lowering the state’s oil taxes passed during the last session in Juneau. He says the tax structure will lure more oil companies to do business in Alaska. Some Alaskans believe his bill simply gives money to…

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Update News: Monday, August 26, 2013

In Monday’s news: NTSB says fatal plane crash in Big Lake occurred during aborted landing; Responders and residents racing winter to rebuild and return to homes in Galena; White House Office of Science and Technology Policy visited Nome this past week; UAF taking new approach to helping students struggling with depression that may lead to…

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Sounding Board: Oil Tax Cut

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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Update News: Thursday, April 4, 2013

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…

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Update News: Thursday, March 7, 2013

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…

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Update News: Thursday, February 28, 2013

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…

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Update News: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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…

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Update News: Thursday, February 14, 2013

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.

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Update News: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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…

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