HONOLULU - The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protection and restoration efforts.
With education funding and state employee union contracts still undecided, the Legislature ended its 91st day of session with not much to show for itself. That's because all the 11th-hour politicking is going on behind closed doors.
Gov. Bill Walker, with the best of intentions, has proposed up-sizing the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project (ASAP) as leverage for prospective negotiations with producers in the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas project (AKLNG).
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