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Rashah McChesney | For the Alaska Journal of Commerce
Chief Oil & Gas Advisor John Hendrix, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack gave a press conference on Friday to discuss their meetings with potential Asian markets for Alaska's LNG in Anchorage.

Walker: No decision on Road yet

In a conference with reporters Friday, Gov. Bill Walker said he has not made up his mind about the long-planned Juneau Access road project.

by JAMES BROOKS

Nageak says he's not leaving lawsuit

In Thursday morning courtroom testimony, Rep. Benjamin Nageak, D-Barrow, said he's not giving up on his attempt to overturn an August primary he lost.
JAMES BROOKS

Alaska flags lowered to honor former Israeli PM

Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday ordered Alaska flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres, who died of a stroke this week.

Richards lands new contract to advise on fiscal issues

JUNEAU - Former Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards has signed another contract with the state, this time to provide legal advice on "fiscal and other related matters." The contract began Aug. 1 and ends Dec. 31. Costs are not to exceed...

Appeals court reverses Homer pot conviction

HOMER - The Court of Appeals has reversed a conviction for marijuana possession against a homeless Homer man.
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Group of Alaska Democrats endorse independent in Senate race

JUNEAU - Democrats in one part of Alaska have endorsed an independent candidate for U.S. Senate, bucking their party's own nominee. The Interior Democrats voted to endorse independent Margaret Stock.
Becky Bohrer

Murkowski presses Forest Service on land swap

ANCHORAGE - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is pushing legislation to resolve several outstanding land issues between the state and federal governments, including a Southeast timberland exchange that is nearly a decade in the making. During a...
ELWOOD BREHMER

Community Revenue Sharing amounts in Kenai drop again

KENAI - For the second year in a row, the amount of money available to 27 unincorporated communities in the Kenai Peninsula Borough through the state's Community Revenue Sharing Program decreased.
ELIZABETH EARL

Fairbanks police investigate shots fired off restaurant roof

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks restaurant worker suspected of firing shots from the roof of the business has been charged with possessing a firearm as a felon.

Minor quake felt in Palmer; no damage reported

ANCHORAGE - A small earthquake has been felt north of Anchorage, but officials say there have been no reports of damage. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says in a release the 2.8 magnitude earthquake occurred just before 11 p.m....

Anchorage robbery victim dies; fourth suspect surrenders

ANCHORAGE - A man sought in the attempted robbery and fatal shooting of an Anchorage woman is in custody. Anchorage police say 19-year-old Alonzo Tofpi Steward turned himself in at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at police headquarters.

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