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Citizen group seeks water rights in proposed mining area

Citizen group seeks water rights in proposed mining areaThe public comment period closed on Thursday on a water-rights petition from a citizen group fighting a proposed coal mine in the Chuitna watershed on the west side of Cook Inlet.

With one-cent spill levy, Alaska House passes first tax bill in years

With one-cent spill levy, Alaska House passes first tax bill in yearsThe tax amounts to one cent per gallon.

Division of Forestry stresses being ‘Firewise’ this season

Division of Forestry stresses being ‘Firewise’ this season2015 will likely be a year with higher than usual fire risk on the peninsula.

Long after Civil War’s end, rebel raiders fought on in Bering Sea

Long after Civil War’s end, rebel raiders fought on in Bering SeaShe was the CSS Shenandoah, one of a handful of Confederate “commerce raiders,” commissioned to bruise the Union economy by ruining the U.S. shipping industry.

With AG confirmation pending, same-sex marriage ban brief causes rift with Democrats

With AG confirmation pending, same-sex marriage ban brief causes rift with DemocratsHouse Minority Leader Chris Tuck struggled to explain his support for the attorney general’s authority without getting into the policy the attorney general was defending.

Rural subsistence hunters no longer need federal duck stamps

Rural subsistence hunters no longer need federal duck stampsIt took a few years and an act of Congress, but today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced rural subsistence hunters don’t need to purchase federal duck stamps.

Seaton suggests income tax for diversification of revenue sources

Seaton suggests income tax for diversification of revenue sourcesRepresentative Paul Seaton says the hole is so large, cuts just don’t cut it anymore.

Greenpeace protestors board Arctic rig

Shell’s Arctic drill rigs have picked up some unwelcome guests on their trip across the Pacific Ocean.

Bethel faces big decision on local liquor licenses

Bethel faces big decision on local liquor licensesBethel residents are urging the city to protest a package store license that’s before the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

Alaska artist Rie Muñoz dies at 93

Alaska artist Rie Muñoz dies at 93A statement from her family says Muñoz was “active and independent until her last hours.”