Big Oil makes a push for risky and reckless Arctic drilling

July 18, 2016

The Hill, Cindy Shogan, July 18, 2016 What a few weeks it has been. Just a short time after it was revealed that the oil industry had all but abandoned any near-term efforts to drill in the pristine Arctic Ocean – relinquishing hundreds of leases in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas – pro-oil forces seem […]

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Alaskans Brace for Spending Cuts as Oil Prices Tumble

July 18, 2016

The New York Times, Kirk Johnson, July 15, 2016 The impact of falling oil prices in Alaska, which has seemed for many residents like a distant worry until now, is about to land. [Read More]

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Legislator files ethics complaint against governor

July 18, 2016

The Juneau Empire, James Brooks, July 14, 2016 Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, has filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Bill Walker for a statement included in a press release issued from Walker’s office on Wednesday morning. [Read More]

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Alaska’s longest-serving House speaker is stepping aside

July 18, 2016

KTVA, Liz Raines, July 15, 2016 Rep. Mike Chenault, Alaska’s longest-serving House speaker, said he will not seek the position again next year. [Read More]

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NANA debt downgraded after poor year, oil exposure

July 14, 2016

Alaska Journal of Commerce, Elwood Brehmer, July 13, 2016 NANA Regional Corp. and its subsidiary NANA Development Corp. are facing similar financial challenges to the State of Alaska, albeit to a much lesser extent. [Read More]

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