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Assembly selects Mark Gorman as municipal administrator. Public feedback sways assembly against adding Sweeney to hiring list. Sequestration budget cuts will curtail regional HeadStart programs. SE pink catch tops 80-million – a new record.
Wed Aug 29, 2013
A number of regional fishing associations are joining forces to strengthen the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The Sitka-based Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association announced last week (9-9-14) that the new organization wants to ensure that Congress makes protecting fish stocks a priority as it prepares to reauthorize the nation’s most important law governing the harvest of seafood in federal waters. more
The lawsuit was brought by six young Alaskans, demanding the state take action on climate change. In dismissing the case, the Court said that climate policy isn’t an issue for the judiciary can decide. But for the young plaintiffs and the nonprofit supporting them, the ruling included some silver linings. more