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SETTLEMENT - EPA, UniSea settle on Clean Air Act violations

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials said Sept. 17 they have settled with the Alaska seafood processor Unisea Inc. for alleged violations of [...]

ROAD REOPENS

The Copper River Highway reopened today following a two-day closure by the Alaska Department of Transportation. Heavy rains over the weekend forced [...]

CLIMATE CHANGER - New Audubon study reveals climate change effects on many bird species

A new study released this week by the National Audubon Society reveals a comprehensive look at how climate change is projected to affect bird species [...]

FISHERIES DEBATE - Senate, House candidates coming to Kodiak to talk fish

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, who twice declined to participate in the 2014 Kodiak fisheries debate for congressional candidates, has [...]

Police seeking motorist who picked up hitchhikers following homicide

Anchorage Police are seeking assistance in locating a motorist who picked up hitchhikers following the homicide of Christopher Fulton, Jr. On [...]

STILL HARVESTING - Alaska's salmon catch tops 148 million fish

Preliminary updates from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game show that the Alaska commercial salmon harvest reached 148,116,000 fish by Sept. 9, [...]

CHANGE OF PLANS - Sullivan opts out of Kodiak fisheries debate

Republican U.S. challenger Dan Sullivan will not participate in the now traditional candidates' debate set for Oct. 1 by the Kodiak Chamber of [...]

Charges brought in fatal Anchorage shooting

Anchorage police have arrested two individuals and charged them with murder in the fatal shooting of Christopher Fulton, Jr. According to the arrest [...]

WEBINAR - Proposed determination for Pebble deposit explained

Region 10 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is offering an online webinar on Sept. 9 and Sept. 10 to provide a brief overview of the Clean [...]

Walker, Mallott will run together against Parnell

In a historic moment in Alaska politics Sept. 2, two gubernatorial candidates made official their bipartisan bid on a joint independent ticket built [...]

FISH TALK - Gubernatorial hopefuls queried on commercial fisheries issues

(Editor's note: Five days after the Aug. 28 debate, gubernatorial candidates Bill Walker, an independent, and Byron Mallott, a Democratic, announced [...]

True Alaska - Sen. Mark Begich kicks off his reelection campaign in Cordova, telling constituents the race is about people and what is important to Alaska.

Democratic Senator Mark Begich was in Cordova recently to kick off his 2014 re-election campaign. Meeting with an enthusiastic crowd on the deck of [...]

ENDORSED - Labor endorses Walker-Mallott ticket

Alaska's major labor union threw its support on Sept. 4 behind the joint independent gubernatorial ticket of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott. Affiliates [...]

WHY VOTE? - Message to Alaskans: everyone should vote

Fifty years ago this summer, in a blood-splattered chapter of American history, freedom riders went from northern states to Mississippi to help black [...]

BAG LIMITS

Bag limits on Canada geese for the upcoming waterfowl season have been raised for the Copper River Delta and eastern Prince William Sound, thanks to [...]

Injured fisherman rescued near Dutch Harbor

A injured fisherman aboard the F/V Patricia Lee near Dutch Harbor was medevaced by the Coast Guard on Aug. 20 to medical services at Dutch Harbor. An [...]

OBSERVER PROGRAM - Review of fisheries observer program ordered.

U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland says a restructured federal fisheries observer program may stay in place for now, but that the National Marine [...]

Public hearing on mine - Pebble issue draws large crowd in Anchorage

Fishing, mining, environmental and resource development advocates came out by the dozens on Aug. 12 to tell the Environmental Protection Agency what [...]

BEAR INCIDENT CLOSES HENEY RIDGE TRAIL

The Heney Ridge Trail is closed for the next seven days by order of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the US Forest [...]

TAILINGS POND DAM - Warnings were issued to mining company

The international consulting group that designed the ill-fated British Columbia tailings pond dam for Mount Polley Mine says they had cautioned the [...]