The Brucejack mine site is shown in this 2013 photo. (Courtesy Pretivm Resources)

Construction to start at Brucejack Mine in British Columbia

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Construction of another British Columbia mine near a river that flows into Alaska could begin within a month. But it’s a small operation sparking fewer concerns on this side of the border that some other projects.

Hardly a cloud in sight over Twin Lakes. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)

Twin Lakes closed to swimmers due to “high fecal bacteria”

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The next sampling will take place Monday morning and will include testing of water entering the lakes in an attempt to find the source of the bacteria.

Bullwinkle's Pizza owner Mitch Falk cuts down Twilight Cafe's tree. (Photo courtesy Ariel Cristobal)

Pizza v. Adobo: How outdated zoning led to neighbor beef

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A neighborly dispute over property lines in the Willoughby District has escalated to chainsawing a tree, police calls and an unwelcome alteration of Twilight Cafe’s award winning storefront.

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U.S. Marines arrive at Saudi Arabia's Dhahran Air Base on Aug. 21, 1990. The U.S. began a buildup in the region just days after Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2 of that year. The U.S. military has been active in Iraq virtually nonstop for the past quarter-century.
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25 Years In Iraq, With No End In Sight

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Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990. The U.S. reversed Saddam Hussein’s aggression, but it was just the start of the U.S. military role in Iraq that’s spanned four presidents and a panoply of goals.

Settlers Cove State Park. (KRBD file photo)

Draft petition seeks to create new city in Ketchikan Gateway Borough

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Consolidation has failed in Ketchikan many times in the past. Now, a group of people in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s North End is trying something completely different.

Dancers kick off the grand opening of the Wrangell Cooperative Association Cultural Center on Saturday, July 25, 2015. (Photo by Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)

Wrangell takes another step in its cultural revival journey

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“It’s great to see that we’re this far and knowing that we’re going to be carving these totems very soon. We made it this far from next to nothing,” says Tribal Administrator Aaron Angerman.

Tlingit artist Wayne Price teaches a formline design class sponsored by SHI in Haines. (Photo by Emily Files/KRBD)

Formline classes a hit in Skagway

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“It’s something that’s been passed down one generation to the next and it’s still with us today and it still works,” says artist Wayne Price.

Zucchini pickles

Gardentalk – Pickling

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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski shares his Mom’s quick and easy brine recipe for pickling cucumbers, zucchini, peas, beans, and other vegetables.

The Polar Pioneer drill rig arrives in Dutch Harbor. (Photo by Emily Schwing/KUCB)

Shell begins exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea

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Activists say climate change and the risk of an oil spill make drilling in the Arctic Ocean a dangerous mistake.

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Firefighters respond to weekend Super 8 hotel fire

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There’s about $25,000 in damage estimated after a heat lamp in a bathroom started a fire at the Super 8 hotel on Saturday.

Family of 11 displaced after fire destroys trailer home

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A family of nearly a dozen people have been displaced after a fire destroyed their trailer home in Anchorage.

Only methadone clinic in Mat-Su Valley will close

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Dr. John Zipperer Jr. says several employees quit within a month following questions from the FBI about the clinic’s practices.

Officials announce Yukon Quest purse of at least $115,000

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Last year’s purse was $127,110, including $12,110 left over from the 2014 race. Fundraisers and sponsorships help fill out the purse.

Fire officials say playground blaze appears intentional

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Fire officials say they are looking for information about who might have set fire to an Anchorage elementary school playground.

Troopers: 1 dead, others injured, in Alaska highway crash

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Alaska State Troopers say one person is dead and numerous others are injured in a highway crash involving at least seven vehicles, including a tour bus.

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A close carbon-fired power plant outside Helper, Utah.

President Obama To Unveil Tough Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

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In the final proposal, Obama will unveil measures that are tougher than those in the 2014 draft proposal. The rules seek to curb carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent by 2030.

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No Shame, No Euphemism: Suicide Isn’t A Natural Cause Of Death

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A doctor’s mother loved medicines and their potential for miracles, but she always sought to ditch them the moment she felt better. Her mental health problems eventually overwhelmed her.

Dinaz Campbell, 10, holds Sherry, her newly adopted dog, at an adoption clinic in Rockville, Md.
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For Many Adopted Dogs, The Journey Home Takes A Thousand Miles

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In Puerto Rico, poverty and lax rules have stranded about 300,000 dogs as strays. So, rescue groups are sending many of those dogs to the mainland — and trying to change attitudes on the island.

Sgt. Barbara Johnson and Corrections Lt. Robbin Preston run the Tuba City Juvenile Detention Center on the Navajo Nation.
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Juvenile Justice System Failing Native Americans, Studies Show

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One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use. Another, that alternatives like treatment programs are more effective.