Monday Aug 11
Anchorage Daily News
Big Lake incorporation effort creates conflict with Houston annexation plans
The state Local Boundary Commission is taking the unusual step of combining bids to make Big Lake a second-class city and to annex nearly 2 A1 2 square miles into the City of Houston.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker.
As the openly gay mayor of the fourth-biggest U.S. city, Annise Parker has been defending Houston's equal-rights law against those who say it will let men in dresses invade women's restrooms.
Port MacKenzie Poised For Post-Oil Economy
So we were lifting four pieces of pipe at a time off the ship, 42, 000 pounds at a time, and placing them on flatbed trucks.
Explorers 2014: Exploration licensing program still draws interest
The vast majority of oil and gas exploration in Alaska occurs through the annual lease sales conducted in prolific basins, but the state also maintains an exploration licensing program through which companies can propose activities for other areas of the state.