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Overdue plane found on lake near Cook Inlet

Jan 29, 2015 -- 5:00pm
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Searchers have rescued a pilot on a lake west of Cook Inlet. The pilot was found Thursday and transported to a Soldotna hospital. Clint Johnson with the National Transportation Safety Board tells Channel-2 News it was his understanding that the unidentified pilot didn't have any injuries. Johnson says the Cessna 180 was found at the crash site on Chakachamna Lake. The plane had partially broken through the ice. Rescuers began searching after the plane was reported overdue when it didn't return as planned to Soldotna on Wednesday. The lake was the plane's destination. The investigation will include when and why the plane went down.

Police investigate fatal shooting in Anchorage

Jan 29, 2015 -- 4:45pm
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police have identified the victim in an early Thursday morning shooting. Police in a release say 20-year-old Jeanpal Borge was found dead in a parking lot located near Bragaw Street and San Jeronimo Court in east Anchorage. The lot is near several businesses, including a Costco store. Police received numerous calls about 12:30 a.m. Thursday from people who reported hearing shots fired. Channel-2 News reports responding officers found Borge dead. Police say their investigation continues. The television station says the death is the fourth homicide this year in the municipality.
 

Consultants suggest possibly revisiting Cook Inlet credits

Jan 29, 2015 -- 4:30pm
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Legislative consultants have suggested to lawmakers that it may be wise to examine their approach to incentivizing oil and gas development from Cook Inlet. Alaska revenue officials have said the state could pay out $625 million in credits this year, primarily to small explorers or those developing new fields that have no tax liability. The revenue commissioner has said the credits are split pretty evenly between the North Slope and in Cook Inlet. Consultants from Enalytica, in a report to the Senate Finance Committee this week, said some small producer credits are expected to sunset on Jan. 1. But that doesn't affect Cook Inlet, where they said producers largely pay no oil production taxes and low, fixed rates on gas.

Lawmakers propose resolution pushing back on refuge proposal

Jan 28, 2015 -- 4:30pm
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska political leaders remain riled up about President Barack Obama's plans to recommend that the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be put off limits to potential oil and gas drilling. A resolution was introduced in the state House, calling on Congress to reject any proposal "that does not explicitly and, without delay" open the coastal plain for development. Obama has said he'll recommend designating much of the refuge as wilderness, including the coastal plain. That's the highest level of protection. State political leaders see it as an example of federal overreach that they say would limit Alaska's ability to develop its resources. Congress will have to weigh in. State lawmakers urged Alaskans to use the hashtag "ThisIsOurAlaska" to bring attention to the issue on social media.
 

Marijuana criminal bills put on hold for rewrite

Jan 28, 2015 -- 4:15pm
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Bills to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana have been put on hold while lawmakers wait for a new draft that better reflects the voter intent. Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux says the companion bills, intended to legalize one ounce or less of marijuana for adults 21 and older, are being rewritten. The bills had raised concerns from marijuana legalization supporters and the state's public defender agency, who said that the method used to decriminalize the drug didn't match what the voters asked for in November. Amy Saltzman, a legislative staff member working on the bill, said lawmakers still want to pass a bill by Feb. 24. That's when the marijuana initiative is set to take effect.

Plan to allow Shell oil drilling fleet in Seattle draws ire

Jan 28, 2015 -- 1:15pm
- SEATTLE (AP) - A plan to allow Royal Dutch Shell PLC to use Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic drilling fleet is drawing opposition from environmental groups. Several state and national groups are urging the Port of Seattle to halt lease negotiations that would allow Shell to use 50 acres of port property across from downtown Seattle. Shell would house drill rigs, ice-breakers and other vessels in the winter when it's not exploring for oil off Alaska's coast. Port commissioners this month approved moving forward with a short-term lease with Foss Maritime, whose clients include Shell. Port officials and Foss say the project would generate good-paying jobs, revenues and local and state tax dollars. But environmentalists said at a news conference Wednesday that there was little environmental review or time for public input. They also say it's not consistent with the city's environmental goals.
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