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In a sign the honeymoon may be nearing an end for Gov. Bill Walker, an Alaska tribal government is blasting him for promoting a ConocoPhillips project that would result in the first oil production from federal lands in the nation’s largest undeveloped reserve.Alex DeMarban
A canceled Alaska ferry dock project in the Canadian port of Prince Rupert has been a focus of a high-level dispute over U.S.-Canada trade policy, but Alaska officials say Canada's stance on the project will mostly hurt Canadian workers.Pat Forgey
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has staked her claim in the Senate despite a controversial start in that body, including winning a hard-fought write-in campaign in 2010, and assuming leadership in the energy committee.Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Hearst Newspapers
Conservation groups have been cheering Gov. Bill Walker’s removal of several high-level officials at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, moves that signal a shift in the state’s approach to land management, permitting and public involvement.Nathaniel Herz
While Sen. Dan Sullivan wants to prohibit agents of the Environmental Protection Agency from carrying guns — an idea triggered by what he describes as a reckless armed raid on miners in Chicken — an independent $50,000 state investigation commissioned by former Gov. Parnell concluded that the agents were not reckless and did not act inappropriately.Dermot Cole
The former Alaska governor turned reality TV star said in an interview Friday she's "really interested" in running for president.Robert Costa | The Washington Post
While the governor announced plans Thursday night for more than a half-billion dollars in budget cuts, earlier in the day Legislative Finance Director David Teal said the state can’t afford to postpone action on new taxes and other revenue sources.Dermot Cole
Mayor Dan Sullivan, part-owner of the downtown bar and restaurant McGinley’s Pub, said his first priority is increasing the amount of state alcohol tax revenues that go toward treatment programs, rather than creating a local tax. Devin Kelly
Gov. Bill Walker has named his new transportation commissioner: Marc Luiken, who returns to that post several years after he quit.Nathaniel Herz
Gov. Bill Walker told Alaskans Thursday evening that he’s cutting state budgets to the point of pain, and that if oil prices don't rebound, new taxes may be necessary next yearNathaniel Herz,Pat Forgey


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