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Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the state controls rivers running through Alaska’s federal conservation lands.  It’s the second consideration of a case filed against the National Park Service by Anchorage resident John Sturgeon. The high court found state rivers are basically exempt from regulation by National Park Service.

Jan. 20, 2016

Legislators challenged by budget deficit caused by low oil prices

By Associated Press

The Alaska legislative session started yesterday (Jan. 19) in Juneau. Legislative leaders are seeking to strike a conciliatory tone at the start of what could be a contentious session, as the state grapples with an estimated $3.5 million budget deficit amid low oil prices.

Market experts:  Oil could go lower but prices will rebound

By Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.

Tribes seek info on layoffs, alleged mishandling of federal funds at AVCP

By Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage

Jan. 19, 2016
 

Four tribes in western Alaska are calling on the Association of Village Council Presidents to broaden the focus of a special meeting originally intended to address regional governance, and to set a date for the gathering. AVCP is the regional nonprofit serving the 56 villages in the Yukon and Kuskokwim river deltas.