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Legislators: Pebble mine could spark a cataclysmic mistake

Claims of Gov. Mike Dunleavy to a potential investor in the Pebble mine project that the state will actively help defend the project from “frivolous and scurrilous attacks” are drawing a sharp rebuttal from 20 Alaska legislators and the Bristol Bay Native Corp.
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First Nation catering firm has new partnership

Athabasca Catering, a wholly owned First Nation firm in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has announced a partnership with the national Canadian firm Matrix to provide camps, logistics and aviation management services to the mining and resource industries.
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Bill backs more student financial aid

The Strengthening Financial Aid for Students Act would boost access for Pell Grant funding from 12 to 14 semesters. Many students exhaust their Pell Grant eligibility before they are able to complete their program.
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Alaska joins investigation into Google advertising

"Anticompetitive conduct of the kind we are investigating has the potential to harm Alaskan businesses through artificial hikes in cost and stifling innovation," said Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson.
A signature drive for an application to petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy, held at the Reluctant Fisherman Inn. (Aug. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Commentary: Bipartisan determination to protect Alaska from Gov. Dunleavy

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has united Alaska against himself, write Arliss Sturgulewski and Vic Fischer.

AMHS ends service to Prince Rupert on Oct. 1

Alaska Marine Highway System will end service to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, on Oct. 1 because of an inability to meet security requirements for U.S. Customs, state officials said.

Recall Dunleavy campaign gathered 49,006 signatures

Backers of a campaign to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy have delivered petitions with 49,006 signatures to the state Division of Elections, and now face the larger task of more than 71,000 signatures before a recall election can take place.
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Alaska joins effort to fight illegal robocalls

A public and private coalition of 51 attorneys general, including Alaska’s Kevin Clarkson, and 12 telephone companies, have reached an agreement to fight illegal robocalls.
“No. 1” plastic bottles, seen here, are typically transparent and have dimpled undersides. The Copper River Watershed Project compacted a bale of plastic bottles for recycling on Aug. 7, 2019. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Ban urged on single-use plastic bottles

“The world’s oceans have been used as a dumping ground for plastic waste for the past six decades,” said Bengt Rittri, the founder of Bluewater, a leading water purification firm. “The result is that microplastics are now found in the water we drink the food we eat and the air we breathe, which imperils the health of the planet and humanity.”
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Sea otter pup airlifted to SeaLife Center

A female sea otter pup estimated to be three weeks old and weighing just five pounds is safe at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward after being found stranded against rocks on the Kenai Peninsula by a strong current.

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