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Design Challenge encourages innovative solutions for Cabin Fever

Design Challenge encourages innovative solutions for Cabin FeverThe Alaska Design Forum is hosting a challenge to get community members and designers to reconsider the cabin of the future.

Nome proposes new taxes to deal with dwindling state, federal dollars

Nome proposes new taxes to deal with dwindling state, federal dollarsOther Alaska cities, large and small, face similar budget shortfalls, raising questions of just what jobs people expect their city to do.

Anti-Begich Ad in Voter Guide Prompts Bill to Ban Parties From Booklet

Anti-Begich Ad in Voter Guide Prompts Bill to Ban Parties From BookletRep. Les Gara, an Anchorage Democrat, wants to ban partisan ads in the guide, a booklet that’s mailed to every voting household.

Rescued Sitka hunter: I made a couple of mistakes and it cost me

Rescued Sitka hunter: I made a couple of mistakes and it cost meJohn DeLong, a Sitka hunter rescued by the Coast Guard last Wednesday spent a long, cold night under a tree before a helicopter came to hoist him to safety.

Superior Court rules Alaska education funding mandate unconstitutional

Superior Court Judge William Carey says boroughs are not required to help pay for public education. In his ruling, he says that the contribution is, essentially, a tax earmarked for a special purpose, which violates the state Constitution.

Judge temporarily halts EPA’s 404(c) process on Pebble Mine

Judge temporarily halts EPA’s 404(c) process on Pebble MineThe process allows the EPA to restrict or prohibit projects that could have adverse effects on fishery areas.

For better storm warnings, NWS goes local

For better storm warnings, NWS goes localPredicting storms in a fast-changing environment isn’t easy. But the National Weather Service is slowly working on a plan to improve their forecasts in Alaska — and across the country — by adding in the view from the ground.

Corporate officers of mining company in Western Alaska indicted by federal grand jury

Corporate officers of mining company in Western Alaska indicted by federal grand juryXS Platinum and five of its employees and corporate officers have been indicted by a federal grand jury for alleged illegal discharges of mine waste water at the Platinum Creek Mine into the Salmon River and for making false statements to authorities.

Details limited on expanded deferred action for undocumented immigrants

Some undocumented immigrants may now be eligible for an expanded deferred action program announced last week by President Barack Obama.

Comment period on Juneau Access ends Tuesday

Comment period on Juneau Access ends TuesdayTuesday is the last day to weigh in on the latest environment document on the Juneau Access Project, commonly called the Juneau Road.