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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ralph Beistline issued an order Thursday directing the U.S. Department of Interior to conduct a new analysis of oil and gas leasing in the Chukchi Sea before drilling will be permitted.
Yereth Rosen
Four Bethel residents are leading a class action lawsuit against Alaska telecom GCI, saying the company "over-promised" and "under-delivered" on wireless communication services in western Alaska.
Suzanna Caldwell
As the murder trial of James Michael Wells came to a close, assistant U.S. attorney Bryan Schroder argued that on April 12, 2012, Wells executed a carefully planned attack, killing two co-workers who were steadily replacing his cherished role in their shared workplace at a U.S. Coast Guard communications installation.
Jerzy Shedlock
The National Transportation Safety Board determined an aircraft that crashed in September 2013, killing pilot Michael Zobel was caused by failure to maintain proper airspeed at low altitude.
Colleen Mondor
The first baby of the season at Palmer's Musk Ox Farm, Jasper was welcomed into the world on Thursday, April 24.
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Tara Young
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is repealing and rewriting every management plan that regulates development in the state's wildlife refuges, sanctuaries and critical habitat areas, areas established by the Alaska Legislature.VoicesRick Sinnott
OPINION: Balancing interests when it comes to development means recognizing multiple uses. Like any other community, we Iñupiat don’t speak with one voice, but our voices matter, and our perspective is fundamentally different from other parties. We aren’t just staking a claim in the Arctic. We’re part of it, and we always will be.CommentaryEdward S. Itta

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Fish and Game weakening land-use regulations for Alaska's wildlife refuges, sanctuaries, critical habitat areas

Another brazen plan to “streamline” permitting across Alaska is cloaked in secrecy. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is repealing and rewriting every management plan that regulates development in state wildlife refuges, sanctuaries and critical habitat areas.Rick Sinnott

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