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Interior issues new rules for Arctic drilling

Interior Department officials announced final regulations on July 7 for future exploratory drilling in U.S. Arctic waters, prompting words of caution from environmentalists, and...

Alaska joins opponents of climate change initiative

Alaska has joined a dozen other states in opposing efforts of several other states to explore initiatives that include investigations into whether fossil fuel...

Education, transportation concerns loom large

Budget cuts impacting education and transportation, as Alaska struggles with a fiscal crisis, head the list of concerns of community leaders and legislators representing...

Rain helps Alaska to a mild wildfire season so far

ANCHORAGE — A year after Alaska wildfires burned an area larger than Massachusetts, the state is on course for a mild fire year in...

Man tests positive for Zika virus in Alaska after visit abroad

ANCHORAGE — Alaska health officials say a Midwest man working in Alaska has tested positive for the Zika virus following a recent visit to...

10 percent of Alaskans are veterans

When it comes to veterans in residence, Alaska outranks the other 49 states, with one of every 10 folks living here being a military...

Alaska Zoo welcomes new Wolverine from Sweden

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Zoo in Anchorage has welcomed a new male wolverine to join a female already on exhibit. KTVA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/29481z9) that Jumbo,...

Interior petitioned to investigate BC mines

A coalition of conservation and Alaska Native groups is asking Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to investigate the potential impact of six hard rock Canadian...

Oil industry firms fined for environmental violations

A Valdez refinery is one of three oil industry entities in Alaska among the 38 cited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10...

Jahna Lindemuth appointed as Alaska Attorney General

Anchorage attorney Jahna Lindemuth, known for her strong background in complex commercial litigation and pro bono work representing one of the Fairbanks Four, was...

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