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Port officials call for “tweaks” to Shell moorage plan

Port officials call for “tweaks” to Shell moorage planAs Shell tries to chart a course back to the Arctic this summer, the company is looking for new space to store its drill rigs in Unalaska.

Sen. Murkowski says protecting lands is top priority

Sen. Murkowski says protecting lands is top priorityThere’s little Alaska’s legislative or executive branches can do to influence President Barack Obama’s approach to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Jewell, Governor, delegation descend on Northwest Arctic Borough

For two days, the Northwest Arctic Borough is suddenly Alaska’s seat of power, with the governor, the lieutenant governor, the whole congressional delegation, and 10 legislators all descending on the region.

State budget cuts threaten local jails

State budget cuts threaten local jailsSitka is one of several local departments who say the cuts are so deep, it could force their jail to close.

Republican lawmakers express doubts on Medicaid expansion

Republican lawmakers express doubts on Medicaid expansionHouse Republicans expressed skepticism over Governor Bill Walker’s plan to expand Medicaid in a hearing Monday morning.

Mushing legend George Attla dies

Mushing legend George Attla diesAlaska Native dog mushing great George Attla has died.

“Justice Not Politics Alaska” fighting changes to Alaska’s judge selection process

“Justice Not Politics Alaska” fighting changes to Alaska’s judge selection processA statewide group is fighting a proposed change in Alaska’s judge selection process pushed by a Fairbanks Senator.

Moore claims lead in the Yukon Quest as top two head for Two Rivers

The race for the finish line is on after Brent Sass gave up a 10-hour lead Sunday on Allen Moore’s dog team.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers taps Nome for Arctic port expansion

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers taps Nome for Arctic port expansionThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to unveil its first steps toward expanding deep-water Arctic ports in Alaska, and Corps officials said Friday they plan to start by expanding the existing Port of Nome.

Murkowski turns Sec. John Kerry’s gaze north

Murkowski turns Sec. John Kerry’s gaze northMurkowski says she had about 40 minutes to draw his attention to the Arctic as a place where people live and need to make a living.