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FBI recovers flight data recorder from crash site

“Seattle FBI agents have recovered the flight data recorder and components of the cockpit voice recorder from the Horizon plane that was stolen and crashed by a 29-year-old airport worker on Friday night” writes Associated Press In for theguardian.com. In recorded comments to air traffic controllers, the 29-year-old Seattle-area resident had indicated he intended to crash the plane. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Alaska seafood industry braces for China tariff pain

“If the tariff war continues, she said, “What’s going to happen is China is just going to stop buying Alaska fish.”” reports businessinsider.com. Walker and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski have argued that Alaska’s seafood industry also deserves aid.For Alaska’s seafood industry, the timing could not be worse.Maroudas was part of the Alaska trade mission, and said the pitch about Alaskan food “resonated with the people.”. The results could be “devastating” to Alaska’s seafood industry, the state’s biggest private-sector employer, said Frances Leach, executive director of United Fishermen of Alaska, the…

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Alaska Air employee who stole plane that crashed in Seattle exposes aviation sector’s blind spots

“The theft of an Alaska Air Group turboprop plane by an employee whom authorities described as “suicidal” underscores a challenge in the aviation sector: Balancing access with security” writes Leslie Josephs for cnbc.com. The stolen plane crashed on an island in Puget Sound, killing the employee about an hour after he took off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Fifth body found in crashed Alaska plane; no body recovery planned

“ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – A fifth body was found on Friday in the wreckage of an Alaska sightseeing plane that crashed near North America’s tallest peak, leaving no doubt the pilot perished with his four Polish passengers on the steep mountainside, authorities said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. After several weather delays, a second park ranger flown by helicopter to the crash site and lowered in a harness located the pilot’s remains. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Drilling in Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to get fast review

“The Interior Department has commissioned an expedited environmental review of the impact of leasing part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling, according to a document released under the Freedom of Information Act” writes Steven Mufson Covers for washingtonpost.com. Normally, an agency doing an environmental impact statement would have the option of recommending no action, but that is not an option under the legislation.Mack said that makes the process “a little different,” and added it is unclear how federal officials will address that contradiction.That gives the…

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Singapore summit success may prompt defense spending issue

“As it happens, the Pentagon is now completing a lengthy, in-depth review of its missile defense policies and programs” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. The administration is believed to be reviewing a range of space-based options for a more comprehensive missile defense.But until we are in that position, I think we need to continue with the (missile defense) program as outlined.” Rose is now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution think tank.But if Kim does disarm, then Congress may see less logic in spending $6 billion or more…

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Two U.S. military bases in Texas to house immigrants: Mattis

“On Sunday, Mattis said the U.S. military was preparing to build temporary camps at two military bases to house immigrants but did not name the facilities” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. One U.S. official, speaking earlier on the condition of anonymity, said it was expected that one of the bases would house immigrant families and another immigrant children.EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (Reuters) – The U.S. military is preparing to house immigrants at two bases in Texas, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday, the latest sign of the…

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Alaska taps cherished oil fund to pay state expenses

“ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Alaska will dip into its cherished oil wealth fund to pay for state government operations for the first time since the fund was set up in the 1970s” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The decision to use the fund money prompted ratings agency Standard and Poor’s to raise its outlook for Alaska from negative to stable last week.In recent years that dividend – known as the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) – has dwindled and a budget veto by Walker in 2016 halved the payout to $1,022.The…

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Construction planned to prepare Alaska’s Arctic refuge for oil drilling

“ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Thursday it would spend $4 million on construction projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in preparation for oil drilling in the nation’s biggest wildlife park” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The Trump administration is pushing for an oil lease sale in the refuge to be held as early as next year. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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