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Alaska Natives, conservation groups want investigation of BC mines

A new effort to get the International Joint Commission involved in investigating the potential adverse impact of hard rock mines in British Columbia on...

Coast Guard medevacs researcher from Chinese vessel

Crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley medevaced an injured researcher from a Chinese vessel on Sept. 23, 15 miles from Nome.The...

Walker: status quo on health care reform bill not an option

Gov. Bill Walker says that while work on the latest federal health care reform bill may have ended, the conversation on this matter must...

New Alaska highway stripes are crooked, paint staining cars

KETCHIKAN — New yellow painted highway lines in the Alaska's Panhandle city of Ketchikan are crooked and the paint that's been used by state...

No more flying with reindeer: Unique Alaska planes to retire

ANCHORAGE — Claire Richardson remembers taking off in an airplane uniquely configured for Alaska when a horrible smell seeped into the passenger area.The captain...

Researchers want to know why beluga whales haven’t recovered

ANCHORAGE — New research aims to find out why highly endangered beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet have failed to recover despite protective measures.The...

Agency warns people, pets to stay away from dead humpback

ANCHORAGE — A federal agency is warning the public to stay away from a dead humpback whale washed onto an Anchorage beach.The National Oceanic...

Denmark company to recycle Unalaska’s old fishing nets

UNALAKSA — About 80 huge fishing nets from the Aleutian Island city of Unalaska are on their way to Denmark, where a company will...

California man sentenced for illegally killing Alaska bears

ANCHORAGE — A 20-year-old California man who illegally shot two brown bears and a deer in southeast Alaska has been fined $10,000.Griffen Fales of...

Alaska sees 26 percent drop in health insurance rates

ANCHORAGE — Alaskans buying health insurance on the individual market will see a decrease of 26.5 percent in rates next year, the sole insurer...

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