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Rio Tinto gives Pebble Mine stake to nonprofits

The mining conglomerate Rio Tinto announced this morning it is divesting its stake in Northern Dynasty, the owner of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

A bill that could supplant the minimum wage initiative has popped up in the Alaska Legislature.

Education vote today, parent group rallies for more school funding

Education vote today, parent group rallies for more school funding

For the past week, there have been a lot of parents running around the State Capitol letting their legislators know they want more money put into education.

Juneau appeals Petersburg boundary to state Supreme Court

Juneau appeals Petersburg boundary to state Supreme Court

The court challenge of Petersburg’s borough boundaries is not over yet.

A springtime journey on the arctic coastal plain

A springtime journey on the arctic coastal plain

Scientist Ben Jones invited me on his annual spring journey to 60 lakes that are among the thousands that pock the map of northern Alaska.

Coast Guard releases findings on Kulluk grounding

Coast Guard releases findings on Kulluk grounding

The Coast Guard has released the results of an investigation into the grounding of Shell’s Kulluk drill rig at the end of their troubled Arctic drilling season.

Lawmakers Shelving Controversial Permitting Bill

Lawmakers Shelving Controversial Permitting Bill

A controversial permitting bill has been sentenced to die in committee.

Don Young lights into Interior Secretary Over King Cove

Don Young lights into Interior Secretary Over King Cove

Don Young was allotted five minutes to question Jewell on the president’s $12 billion budget for Interior. Young asked only about King Cove.

Homer man shoots, kills self with Trooper’s pistol

Twenty-four-year-old Aaron Michael Rael-Catholic is dead following the incident Wednesday night.

Pro-lifers oppose Planned Parenthood in Sitka’s middle school

Pro-lifers oppose Planned Parenthood in Sitka’s middle school

A pro-life group remains concerned over Planned Parenthood’s involvement in health instruction at Blatchley Middle School last fall, even though the curriculum is no longer being taught.