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  • A state-by-state look at governors' trade trips abroad

    U.S. governors have taken or scheduled about 80 trips abroad since the start of 2014, generally focused on boosting exports or recruiting businesses to their states. Here's a look at what each governor has done.
  • Winners, losers from Alaska's legislative session

    The state of Alaska avoided a partial shutdown of state government when both chambers of the Legislature passed a compromise budget. If Gov. Bill Walker signs off on the $5 billion operating budget, it means more than 10,000 state workers won't get pink...

    Plan to drill for oil off East Coast, limit it in Alaska, draws heat

    The Obama administration moved Tuesday to allow offshore drilling on the Atlantic Coast while protecting some, but not all, sensitive Arctic areas — actions that angered many and pleased few. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's proposal — part...

    Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge

    Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge
    President Obama proposed designating 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as protected wilderness, drawing cheers from environmentalists but setting off a bitter new battle Sunday with the Republican-controlled Congress over oil and...

    Protecting Alaskan wilderness

    Protecting Alaskan wilderness
    Based on the reactions of Alaska Republicans, one might think that President Barack Obama had decided to unilaterally ban guns and snowmobiles from the 49th state instead of merely proposing to upgrade the protected status for certain federally-owned land...