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The group behind the Pebble Mine project has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over an agency study that concluded large-scale mining posed significant risk to salmon in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.
The state has filed an administrative complaint alleging unfair or deceptive practices by the vendor it hired to implement a new Medicaid payment system.
National Park Service officials say charges are pending in connection with two hunters who illegally shot a moose at Denali National Park and Preserve.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents gave thumbs down to a proposal to boost tuition by 4 percent. UA President Pat Gamble proposed the increase for the 2015-16 academic year, saying the move would raise about $4 million as the system navigates tight budgets.
A Coast Guard spokesman says a 30-foot commercial fishing boat exploded and burned Wednesday evening in the small boat harbor in Valdez. The lone person on board was able to walk off and was taken to a hospital.
BP Alaska, a major player in the state’s oil industry, is planning to lay off 275 employees and contractors early next year.
Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.
The body of a man who went missing in the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks has been recovered. Volunteers found Andrew John’s body Tuesday evening.
A logger from Washington state has died after being pinned by an uprooted tree near Ketchikan.
With the primary election less than a week away, two of the prominent Republican U.S. Senate candidates will appear in a statewide debate tonight on public broadcasting.
Federal investigators have concluded two Anchorage commercial pilots failed to maintain minimal clearance while circling the Dillingham airport before they died in a 2013 crash.