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Like all members of Congress, Sen. Dan Sullivan has a long list of to-dos. Tops on that list right now is an issue he's outwardly excited about tackling nearly as soon as the new Congress gavels in Jan. 3. A strident conservative, Sullivan noted in a Dec. 20 interview with the Journal that he has spent the entirety of his career in public office - from being Alaska's attorney general and Natural Resources commissioner under Republican governors to his current seat as the state's junior U.S. senator - pushing back against President Barack Obama's domestic policies that he says put environmental interest groups ahead of the nation's economy. Comment?
The incoming speaker of the Alaska House, known as a level-headed moderate willing to work across party lines, faces major tests in leading a new majority coalition and trying to secure agreement on a plan to address the state's multibillion-dollar deficit. Edgmon's ascendance to House speaker comes 10 years into a political career that started with Edgmon winning a primary contest with a coin toss against his former boss and has seen Edgmon become a strong advocate for rural Alaska issues. Comment?
The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame will be receiving four new faces soon, as iconic mushers Martin Buser and Jeff King, as well as World Eskimo Indian Olympics icon Nicole Johnston and mountaineering legend Vern Tejas, will be inducted into the Class of 2017. It is scheduled to be the 11th class to head into the Hall of Fame. Comment?
Since 1997, the registration fees that all snowmachine users pay - currently $10 per year - have gone toward trail maintenance, grooming, signage, safety and education projects through the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation's Snowmobile Trail Grant Program, advised by the Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council, also known as SnowTRAC. In 2015, 47,394 people registered snowmachines in the state, according to the Division of Motor Vehicles. Comment?
Wet weather delayed the opening of the first new road to an Interior village in decades, but the road to Tanana is finally set to make its debut. Next week, the road is slated to officially open for traffic. Comment?
A tiny island village on Alaska's storm-battered western coast is entering a new chapter in its decades-long pursuit to move the entire community from its badly eroding shores to safer ground. The Inupiat Eskimo community of Shishmaref will hold a special election next month asking residents if they should develop a new community at a nearby location on the mainland or stay put with added protections, such expanding a seawall that has never been completed. Comment?
The Alaska State Troopers suspended the active search and rescue for a missing Nome man on July 4 pending any new leads, according to the trooper dispatch. But an independent search is still going on. Comment?
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