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Alaska

File photo of Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA).  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Wash. Senators Praise EPA Move On Pebble Mine

Washington’s U.S. senators are praising a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency for starting a process that could potentially restrict the development of proposed gold-and-copper mine in southwest Alaska.

02/28/2014

File photo of U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK).  (credit: Alex Wong /Getty Images)

Begich Speaks Out Against Proposed Pebble Mine

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has come out against the proposed Pebble Mine, calling it “the wrong mine in the wrong place for Alaska.”

01/20/2014

Dennis McLerran, Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 administrator, and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy took a Portage Glacier Tour in Alaska on Monday, August 26, 2013. (Bill Roth/Getty Images)

EPA: Mining Poses Risks To Bristol Bay Salmon

A government report indicates a large-scale copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have devastating effects on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and adversely affect Alaska Natives, whose culture is built around salmon.

01/16/2014

Cannabis products are displayed for sale at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary on January 1, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (credit: Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

Alaska Group Takes Next Step To Legalize Marijuana

A citizens’ group hoping to make Alaska the third state in the nation to legalize recreational use of marijuana took a step closer Wednesday, submitting more than 46,000 signatures to the state election office.

01/08/2014

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Troopers: License Plate Left At Damaged Guardrail

Alaska State Troopers say a license plate that dropped off a vehicle that struck a Tongass Highway guardrail led to the driver, who did not report the incident.

01/07/2014

File photo of Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell.  (credit:  Tom Williams/Getty Images)

Treadwell Rejects Proposed Set Net Ban Initiative

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has rejected a proposed initiative that sought to ban shore gill nets and set nets in non-subsistence areas.

01/06/2014

File photo of Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.  (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Jewell Rejects Alaska Land Swap

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Monday rejected a proposed land swap with the state of Alaska to build a road through a remote Alaska national wildlife refuge that shelters millions of migratory waterfowl.

12/23/2013

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Pilot Gets To Keep Plane After Alcohol Importation

A 70-year-old Fairbanks pilot won’t have to forfeit an airplane as part of an alcohol importation conviction.

12/21/2013

Sam Walsh, chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Group.  (credit: Aaron Bunch/Getty Images)

Rio Tinto Urged To Cut Ties To Alaska Mine Project

The chief financial officers of New York City and the state of California have asked Rio Tinto plc to sell its shares of the company behind the proposed Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska.

12/20/2013

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell waves to the crowd. (credit: Eric Engman/Getty Images)

Parnell Proposes $12.4B State Budget

Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing a $12.4 billion state budget for next year that would require $1.1 billion from savings to balance even before legislators get their hands on it.

12/12/2013

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