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Alaska News Roundup for September 11

 

  • The Fairbanks News Miner sheds some interesting light on the Denali Borough as the home to the state’s oldest population with 1/3 of the population ranging from 50-69 years old compared to just 9% of the state’s entire population.
  • Another OUTSIDE law firm will be receiving money from the legislature, this time at a cap of $350,000 to study Medicaid expansion and reform. The Dispatch reports that the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee has hired Virginia-based The Menges Group.
  • The Alaska Republican Party’s Vice Chair, Frank McQueary, wrote an op-ed in The Hill where he explains what Obama missed during his trip to the Last Frontier.

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Alaska News Roundup for September 3

  • There is something very special about this picture by Andrew Harnik if several of my little birds have emailed it to me with their own individual take.Obama vs. fish

“The symbolism of man’s effect on the planet is right there”

“At least it wasn’t on a blue dress.”

“Even Alaska’s fish love Obama”

“I wish I had been that fish so I could’ve peed on his boots to.”

 

  • The LA Times gives an Outsider’s view of the president’s trip to Alaska. Complete with rebuke (fair/unfair?) toward the Alaska GOP’s twitter feed, the shock that Pebble Mine could even be a possibility, and a tidy wrap-up invoking previous presidential visits.
  • If Pebble Mine wasn’t on Pres. Obama’s environmental radar before his visit to Alaska, it is now! Reuters admits that while he did not directly address the controversial mine issue during his tour of Dillingham…he did say, “There are other threats [other than climate change] to this environment that we’ve always got to be alert to.”
  • Get out your popcorn and a non-work electronic devise to read this Anchorage Press retelling of their experience covering the GLACIER conference. Warning: the excitement is infectious and the language can be rather blue. Enjoy!

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Alaska News Roundup for July 27

  • Capital Hill this week will be all Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s mondo package of energy bills all the time! But that’s not all. The Hill also points out that highway funding, VA reform and regulations will also be fighting for some of that prized floor action air.
  • Reuters’s makes the case (with the help of some choice quotes by KFQD’s Dave Stieren) that in Alaska politics, Americans for Prosperity just isn’t relevant. To which AFP was all like, “Nuh-uh!!”
  • Rep. Don Young celebrated Ted Steven’s Day with a YouTube video where he urges Alaskans to get out and explore Alaska. It’s an eerily similar message to FLOTUSLet’s Move from February.Don Young

 

  • Those concerned about British Columbia’s trans boundary mine environmental issues are not about to feel any love from International Joint Commission for US-Canada water conflicts as APRN relay’s Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott’s news that the committee views this as a very local issue.

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