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.
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has come out against the proposed Pebble Mine, calling it “the wrong mine in the wrong place for Alaska.”
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.
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.
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.
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has rejected a proposed initiative that sought to ban shore gill nets and set nets in non-subsistence areas.
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.
A 70-year-old Fairbanks pilot won’t have to forfeit an airplane as part of an alcohol importation conviction.
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.
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.