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‘Arctic Fiber’ project delayed into 2016

‘Arctic Fiber’ project delayed into 2016

The backers of an ambitious project to build a fiber optic cable between England and Japan beneath Arctic waters say undertaking has seen delays that will push the arrival of service back until at least 2016.
School district to face lower enrollment next year

School district to face lower enrollment next year

Economist Gregg Erickson says the number will likely drop by 78 from this year’s enrollment of 4,734.…

Do I need to rinse this?: The economics of recycling

Do I need to rinse this?: The economics of recycling

The rules about what you can and can’t put in recycling can be confusing, but they have a reason.…

Juneau ranks No. 2 in ongoing poll of travel-worthy capitals

Juneau ranks No. 2 in ongoing poll of travel-worthy capitals

Juneau is one of the 20 most travel-worthy state capitals, according to an ongoing online voting contest by USA Today.…

Canada OKs KSM mine’s environmental plans

Canada OKs KSM mine’s environmental plans

A controversial mine near Southeast Alaska’s border won approval from Canada’s federal government on Friday. That worries critics, who say the development could pollute salmon-bearing…

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Assembly committee: Scale back senior sales tax exemption

Assembly committee: Scale back senior sales tax exemption

A package of sales tax recommendations that could take a big bite out of the city's anticipated budget…

Governor cuts funding for Ambler mining road

Governor cuts funding for Ambler mining road

Tribal leaders and stakeholders gathered in Fairbanks to discuss cultural, environmental and social impacts of a proposed 220-mile…

Tulsequah mine study outlines Taku River barging

Tulsequah mine study outlines Taku River barging

Chieftain Metals Corp. is trying to reopen the long closed Tulsequah Chief Mine.…

Appeals court to reconsider Tongass case

Appeals court to reconsider Tongass case

In March, a divided three-judge panel sided with the state of Alaska and found the U.S. Department of…

Obama makes Bristol Bay off-limits for oil, gas development

Obama makes Bristol Bay off-limits for oil, gas development

The president’s announcement is being celebrated in Dillingham.…

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