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A committee tasked to solve differences between House and Senate versions of Gov. Parnell's omnibus education bill has announced Wednesday evening a deal on most issues, but one that puts some contentious issues off for further study.
Pat Forgey
The measure needed 21 votes to pass, but two supporters were absent. The bill now goes to a conference committee to hash out differences with a Senate version.
Pat Forgey
The one-time payment resolves a series of claims dating back to 1997 that the health care organization was underpaid by the federal Indian Health Services.
Alaska Dispatch
Recommendations on how to respond to possible oil spills in the U.S. Arctic won consensus from a diverse committee that spent 18 months drafting the report. 
Yereth Rosen
OPINION: There are so many things that can make us give up. Standing so close to the edge, sometimes it is easy to just jump. But pushing back, standing up, uniting in a cause that makes the world a better and safer place for future generations is so much more fulfilling.CommentaryLance A. Twitchell
Another brazen plan to “streamline” permitting across Alaska is cloaked in secrecy. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is repealing and rewriting every management plan that regulates development in state wildlife refuges, sanctuaries and critical habitat areas.VoicesRick Sinnott
Newly published research find that Greenland is losing its ice at an accelerated rate, and faster than previously predicted.ArcticIrene Quaile, Deutsche Welle

Voices

Fish and Game weakening land-use regulations for Alaska's wildlife refuges, sanctuaries, critical habitat areas

Another brazen plan to “streamline” permitting across Alaska is cloaked in secrecy. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is repealing and rewriting every management plan that regulates development in state wildlife refuges, sanctuaries and critical habitat areas.Rick Sinnott

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