ConocoPhillips’ next big oil project in Alaska takes another step forward

The company hopes to construct a new oil processing facility, up to five drill sites, about 40 miles of permanent roads, a gravel mine and hundreds of miles of pipelines and seasonal ice roads.

NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Quinn Christopherson reflects on his newfound fame

Christopherson had never toured anywhere outside of Anchorage before winning the contest. And even though he was born and raised in Alaska, this was his first time visiting Juneau.

At the moment, Donlin Gold isn’t building a mine. But it is building a church

The company that wants to build one of the world’s biggest gold mines is currently renovating a church in Chuathbaluk in the middle Kuskokwim River. Donlin says that investing in communities near the mine is being “a good neighbor.”

2 Juneau 13-year-olds in custody after alleged school shooting threat

Juneau police received a report Wednesday night from someone who overheard two students at Floyd Dryden Middle School talking about bringing a gun to school and shooting people.

Once vetoed by Dunleavy, funding for Alaska’s arts council is back in the budget

Among the funding the Alaska Legislature restored that Gov. Mike Dunleavy let stand was $3,869,600 for the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Diocese of Juneau finds ‘credible evidence’ of sexual misconduct by Southeast Alaska priests

A report commissioned by the Diocese of Juneau found “credible evidence” that seven people who served the Catholic Church in Southeast Alaska since 1951 engaged in sexual misconduct involving minors or vulnerable adults.

Alaska rolls back air ambulance ‘membership plan’ regulations

Alaska is taking a step back from regulating the membership plans marketed by air ambulance providers. State regulators say it’ll cut unnecessary red tape. But consumer advocates aren’t thrilled.
Above: Portage Glacier Cruises celebrated their 30th Anniversary on Sunday, June 30. In those 30 years, staff have witnessed the recession of the glacier to where it is today. On Sunday, former staff joined current staff aboard the MV Ptarmigan to eat cake and drink sparkling cider just 300 yards from the face of Portage Glacier. (Video by Joey Mendolia)

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