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  • Carbon Dioxide Sample From Utqiaġvik Provides Wake-up Call on Climate Apr 18, 2019
    NOAA scientist Bryan Thomas stands outside the Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory. How does the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere measured at Hawai‘i’s Mauna Loa volcano over the last six decades compare with the air above Alaska? During a recent spring trip to Utqiaġvik, I had a chance to find out by visiting the […]
  • United States Wins Dispute Finding China’s Administration of Grain Tariff-Rate Quotas Breaches WTO Commitments Apr 18, 2019
      (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel found that China has administered its tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, corn, and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments.  Contrary to those commitments, China’s TRQ administration is not transparent, […]
  • Murkowski questions National Guard and Reserve Leaders on Arctic Training Apr 18, 2019
     Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) recently participated in a Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the FY2020 Budget Request for the National Guard and Reserve. During the hearing, Murkowski emphasized the military’s significant and evolving opportunities in the Arctic. The Committee heard from the following witnesses: General Joseph L. Lengyel, Chief […]
  • Commercial Fishermen Dismayed with Legislature’s Confirmation of Pro-Pebble Advocate to Head Key Water Quality Watchdog Agency Apr 18, 2019
      Jason Brune Approved as Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Juneau – Legislators voted to confirm Jason Brune as Commissioner for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). By voting him in, those legislators ignored the voices of thousands of Alaskans who weighed in during public testimony.  By voting to confirm a former Pebble Limited Partnership […]
  • April 18th, 1913 Apr 18, 2019
  • Representatives Criticize Decision to rush Departure of Alaska Public Defender Apr 17, 2019
      Governor Dunleavy stifles voice of Public Defender during important public safety discussions JUNEAU – House State Affairs Committee Co-Chair Representative Zack Fields and House Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Matt Claman on Tuesday expressed disappointment in Governor Mike Dunleavy’s decision to accelerate the departure of the state’s longtime Public Defender, Quinlan Steiner, by appointing an […]
  • Recruiting for More than 4,000 Seafood Processing Workers Apr 17, 2019
      ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaskans looking for summer employment have the opportunity to work in the seafood processing industry. Employers are recruiting for more than 4,000 full-time temporary seafood workers and most offer transportation, room and board benefits for those who successfully complete their contract. Alaskans seeking to work in the seafood industry can consider […]
  • Escapee Arrested after holding up Woman at Northern Lights Bus Stop Apr 17, 2019
      Anchorage escapee, 45-year-old Elizabeth Nesbitt, who had escaped from custody while housed at the Midtown Halfway House three weeks earlier on March 21st, was captured after committing another crime on West Northern Lights Boulevard on Monday, Anchorage police revealed on Tuesday. APD had obtained a felony arrest warrant for Nesbitt after she walked away […]
  • April 17th, 1869 Apr 17, 2019
  • KeyBank Employee who stole $4.2 Million from Vault to be Sentenced April 29th Apr 17, 2019
      On Tuesday, U.S Attorney Bryan Schroder’s office released the sentencing memorandum that the Department of Justice filed in federal court regarding 2011 KeyBank robber, Gerardo “Gary” Cazarez- Valenzuela (“Gary Valenzuela”). Valenzuela, who was a KeyBank Vault Manager at an Anchorage KeyBank on the Old Seward Highway in 2011, concocted an intricate plan to empty […]

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United States Wins Dispute Finding China’s Administration of Grain Tariff-Rate Quotas Breaches WTO Commitments

United States Wins Dispute Finding China’s Administration of Grain Tariff-Rate Quotas Breaches WTO Commitments

  (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel found that China has administered its tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, corn, and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments.  Contrary to those…

Kim Set to Meet Putin, With Trump on Both Men’s Minds

Kim Set to Meet Putin, With Trump on Both Men’s Minds

  SEOUL — Since emerging from his international isolation just over a year ago, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been a busy man. Kim has met twice with U.S. President Donald Trump, three times with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, four times with Chinese President Xi Jinping,…

US Designates Elite Iranian Force as Terrorist Organization

US Designates Elite Iranian Force as Terrorist Organization

WHITE HOUSE – For the first time, the United States is designating a part of another government as a terrorist organization, targeting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), which is the Islamic Republic’s most powerful security organization. “This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that…

Rhino Poacher Trampled by Elephant, Eaten by Lions

Rhino Poacher Trampled by Elephant, Eaten by Lions

  A Rhino poacher, whose name has not been released was killed and devoured while out on an…

House Votes to End US Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen

House Votes to End US Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen

  Congress voted Thursday to end U.S. participation in the war in Yemen, giving President Donald Trump a…

Despite Further Talks, No US-China Deal Yet

Despite Further Talks, No US-China Deal Yet

  WHITE HOUSE — The U.S. president and the vice premier of China confirmed on Thursday that while significant…

Trump Calls for Ending Aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Over Migrants

Trump Calls for Ending Aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Over Migrants

  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration wants to halt funding to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the State Department…

Senate Demands Trump End US Support for War in Yemen

Senate Demands Trump End US Support for War in Yemen

  The U.S. Senate defied President Donald Trump Wednesday and voted to cut off support for the Saudi-led…

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