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With the Legislature preparing to begin its 2023 session on Tuesday, Jan. 17, Gov. Mike Dunleavy has outlined a broad legislative proposal for carbon “sequestration”, or underground storage, on state lands as well as sales of carbon “offset” credits on undeveloped state lands, such as forests. Read moreWith Legislature set to convene, governor introduces plan for carbon management as potential revenue source

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The Biden administration has given a commitment to Alaska’s U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski to complete a federal review of ConocoPhillips’ Willow project in Alaska by the end of January and to issue a federal Record of Decision and permits for the project a month later, Murkowski said in a stateme… Read moreBiden White House, DOI agree to complete review of 180,000 b/d Willow project in Alaska by February

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Denny Wells, the Democratic candidate for House District 15 in Anchorage, requested a recount of his seven-vote loss to Republican incumbent Rep. Tom McKay. Similarly, Roselynn Cacy, the Democratic candidate for Senate District E in South Anchorage, also requested a recount of her ranked choice loss to Republicans Roger Holland and Cathy Giessel. Read moreAlaska will recount seven-vote margin in state House race, plus a close Senate finish

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As is common in Alaska elections, results from rural Alaska regions – strongholds for both Murkowski and Peltola – will be slow to arrive. And under the state’s new ranked-choice voting system, full results will not be tabulated by the Alaska Division of Elections until Nov. 23. Read moreIn closely watched Alaska U.S. Senate and House races, outcomes will take 2 weeks to be determined

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