Legislators Expect Bill to Lower State Oil Taxes Next Session

Among the issues legislators anticipate dealing with during next year’s session is a revived effort by the Parnell Administration to lower the state’s taxes on oil production.

Alaska News Nightly: August 9, 2011

ConocoPhillips Extends Natural Gas Plant Operations Until October, Jack-Up Rig in Kachemak Bay May Violate Federal Law, Legislators Expect Bill to Lower State Oil Taxes Next Session, Southcentral Moth Outbreak Devastates Berry Crops, and more...

Salazar’s Third Visit to Alaska Focuses on Development Issues

Business leaders in Alaska got a chance to meet with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Monday morning.

States Offered Waivers From No Child Left Behind Bill

The Obama Administration announced Monday that it plans to start giving states waivers from the No Child Left Behind education reform bill.

Redistricting Challengers Will Present Case in January

The case challenging the Alaska Redistricting Board re-map of legislative districts is slowly proceeding.

New Program Will Ease Healthcare Access for Mexican-Americans in Alaska

Ventana means “window” in the Spanish language, and on Monday, a window opened up in Alaska for Mexicans in our state to receive improved health care through a Mexican government program called Ventanilla de Salud.

Genetically-Modified Salmon Developer Fights Back

The company that wants to produce genetically modified salmon is pushing back against its critics.

Alaska News Nightly: August 8, 2011

Salazar’s Third Visit to Alaska Focuses on Development Issues, States Offered Waivers From No Child Left Behind Bill, Rising Gold Price Good for Business In Alaska, Redistricting Challengers Will Present Case in January, and more...

Interior Secretary Salazar Visiting Alaska

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is in Alaska, along with his deputy, David Hayes. They will meet with Alaska businesses this morning and then have a press availability.

State May Intervene in Pebble Mine Case

The State of Alaska has intervened in the case of the Pebble Limited Partnership versus the Lake and Peninsula Borough.

Murkowski Unaware for Months of Aide’s Plea Deal

Senator Lisa Murkowski says she didn’t know for months that her fisheries aide had signed a plea deal with federal authorities admitting to fishing illegally.

Airport Safety Project to Resume Following FAA Reauthorization

On Thursday, congress was finally able to end a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Court of Appeals Will Not Hear State’s Juneau Access Petition

The full U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will not take up the State of Alaska’s latest petition in the Juneau Access case.

DNR Makes Increased Oil Flow Top Priority

The State Department of Natural Resources top priority is increasing the amount of oil moved by the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

Alaska News Nightly: August 5, 2011

State Intervenes in Pebble Mine Case, Murkowski Unaware for Months of Aide’s Plea Deal, Airport Safety Project to Resume Following FAA Reauthorization, Boycott, Protests Continue Outside of Hilton Anchorage, and more...

Shell Gets Conditional Drilling Approval

The federal government has given conditional approval to Shell's plan to drill exploratory wells in the Beaufort Sea.

Congressional Deal Allows FAA Employees to Return from Furlough

Furloughed workers are breathing a sigh of relief after Congress threw together a bipartisan deal today to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration’s funding.

Alaska Hit Hard by Debt Ceiling Agreement

The details of the debt ceiling legislation signed into law on Tuesday are still emerging but one thing is clear: Alaska is going to feel the effects.

Court of Appeals Orders Forest Service to Re-Examine Timber Sales

The U.S. Court of Appeals is ordering the Forest Service to revisit its decision to offer four timber sales on the Tongass National Forest.

Alaska News Nightly: August 4, 2011

Seward Highway Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 14 Injured; Shell Gets Conditional Drilling Approval; Congressional Deal Allows FAA Employees to Return from Furlough; Alaska Hit Hard by Debt Ceiling Agreement; and more...