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10/9/13 Questions about the security of on-line medical records crop up; Tribal leaders in western Alaska meet to discuss energy needs as winter approaches
On-line medical records on the Alaska E-health Network are as safe, and as vulnerable, as on-line banking information, but promises better, more efficient health care.
10/8/13 A small company says fracking will help it get oil out of rocks south of Prudhoe Bay; An end-point for a natural gas line is agreed upon; Tribes worry about how long federal shutdown will continue
Fracking may help a small independent company get some 950 million barrels of oil out of rocks just south of Prudhoe Bay.
10/3/13 Federal government shutdown continues; Alaska health care providers embrace Affordable Care Act implementation
As Congress wrangles over the federal government shutdown, and the Affordable Care Act, Alaska health care providers call the opening of a public market for health insurance an exciting day.
10/1/13 Federal government shuts down; Cuts to Indian Health Service lead to layoffs in Bethel
Federal services ranging from veterans benefits, Head Start, and national parks to gun permits will be affected by a government shutdown caused by a Congressional impasse.
9/30/13 State is reviewing application to overturn convictions of "Fairbanks Four;" Alaska's on-line health insurance market to go live; Mat-Su voters to decide on 5% alcohol sales tax
The state is reviewing a confession from a man who says he, not the "Fairbanks Four," committed murder in 1997.
9/10/13 Marijuana legalization supporters halfway to getting issue on the ballot; Galena starts school 3 weeks late after spring floods; It's time to get flu shots
Alaskans are halfway to getting to vote on legalization of recreational use of marijuana.
9/9/13 The state of Alaska sides with man convicted of attempted murder in a case over tribal court authority; AFN creates a panel to advance Native peoples; Juneau raises money to keep clinic for homeless, needy open
The state of Alaska is siding with a man convicted of attempted murder, kidnapping, and assault of the mother of his children over the authority of a tribal court to terminate parental rights on a non-tribal member.
9/6/13 Oil tax cut to be on ballot for Alaskans to decide on; EPA fines Shell $1.1 million for numerous Clean Air permit violations in 2 months of 2012 Arctic operations; New bill would recognize Alaska tribal jurisdiction over non-tribal members
Alaskans will decide whether the oil tax cuts the Legislature adopted last session will take effect.
9/5/13 Agencies find its hard to write regulations implementing oil tax cuts; Alaska's 6.3% unemployment rate leads to reduced federal unemployment benefits
At least one oil company says it would rather pay current taxes than try and meet new requirements of oil tax cut regulations.
9/4/13 Byron Mallott declares candidacy for Governor; Gov. Sean Parnell declares an economic disaster on St. Lawrence Island, where walrus harvest was the lowest on record, and a third of the norm
Byron Mallott, a Tlingit Indian from Yakutat in Southeast Alaska, has declared his candidacy for Governor, running as a Democrat.
9/2/2013 Developers announce goal to release a mine plan for the enormous Pebble deposit by year's end; North Slope organizations fight listing of bearded seals as threatened; A Native corporation may build dock in lieu of city, state plans
The mine plan will answer some of the charges made by opponents, according to the Pebble Partnership CEO.
8/30/2013 Threat of military attacks on Syria drives oil prices up; The Obama Administration won't go after marijuana-friendly states like Alaska; IRS will recognize legally married same-sex couples for tax purposes; Flood survivors get extension
Oil prices are up, and may get higher as the United States consider a military attack on Syria.
8/29/13 Tribes forming conservation districts to manage natural resources with landowners
Tribes are beginning to make use of a federal program that helps them work with landowners to conserve natural resources.
8/28/13 Nature Conservancy conducting its own research on the Susitna Watana Dam; Sequestration cuts lead to closure of a health clinic for Juneau homeless
While the state conducts 58 environmental studies on a massive proposed hydroelectric dam, the Nature Conservancy collects its own data on the project's potential impacts to salmon. And, a Juneau health clinic for the homeless closes.
8/28/13 EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy visits Dillingham to hear views on the proposed open-pit gold Pebble Mine
Residents of Dillingham shared their views on the controversial Pebble Mine with the EPA's new Administrator.
8/27/13 The new EPA Administrator is visiting Alaska, not to run people's lives, she says, but to learn; Two former staffers for the Alaska Inter-tribal Council have been charged with stealing from the Council
The new EPA Administrator is visiting Alaska to listen to people's views on Pebble, the controversial proposed open-pit gold mine in the Bristol Bay region.
8/26/13 Tribal leaders tackle suicide prevention
With a suicide rate four times the national average, rural Alaskans look for solutions.
8/20/13 Concerns about oil spills in the Arctic spur development of new technology; A flood advisory remains in effect for Anchorage
As sea ice melts, interest in developing offshore oil and gas grows, as does concern about the potential for oil spills.
8/19/13 Unemployment in Alaska more than 1% below national average; New report documents lack of improvement in education for Native Americans
July's unemployment for Alaska well below national average. A new report shows a lack of progress for Native American students.
8/16/13 Get a behind-the-scenes look at search and rescue in Alaska
Alaska gets special attention from agencies when it comes to search and rescue.
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