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900-gallon fuel spill reported in Kake

900-gallon fuel spill reported in KakeA year ago, the same facility leaked an estimated 55-hundred gallons of gas into the salt water after a fuel line broke at Kake Tribal’s dock.

Federal funding important to Southeast schools left out of budget

Secure Rural Schools paid $12 million last year to Alaska school districts, primarily in Southeast.

Mastodons long gone from the north

Mastodons long gone from the northA recent look at far-north mastodons shows the creatures vanished from the Arctic thousands of years earlier than researchers thought.

With decreasing oil prices, state expects major deficits

With decreasing oil prices, state expects major deficitsWhen lawmakers passed their budget this spring, they planned for a gap of $1.4 billion. The deficit for that same budget has now ballooned to $3.5 billion.

Congress gives fishermen 3-year reprieve from EPA regs

Congress gives fishermen 3-year reprieve from EPA regsIf the moratorium hadn’t passed, Alaska’s fishing fleet would have had to comply with new regulations the industry claims are unworkable.

Sen. Mark Begich bids farewell on Senate floor

Sen. Mark Begich bids farewell on Senate floorMark Begich said goodbye on the floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday. His six years in office end with this Congress.

Research that could affect Southeast logging, mining unclear on wolf designation

Research that could affect Southeast logging, mining unclear on wolf designationAn article published last month in the Journal of Heredity concludes that DNA evidence does not support listing Southeast Alaska wolves as a distinct sub-species for protection under the Endangered Species Act. However, others say the same research supports that distinction.

Walker to review applicants for National Guard’s top post

Walker’s Republican predecessor Sean Parnell was in the process of finding a new adjutant general at the time of the election.

Southeast championships feature Alaska’s first girls wrestling meet

Southeast championships feature Alaska’s first girls wrestling meetAlaska is now one of a several states with a championship meet for girl wrestlers.

Skagway pens tentative lease with state agency for ore terminal

Skagway pens tentative lease with state agency for ore terminalThe new lease allows up to 750,000 tons of ore and concentrations be shipped through the facility annually.