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Crude oil price drop unlikely to affect fuel prices in Western Alaska

Crude oil price drop unlikely to affect fuel prices in Western AlaskaOil prices continue to fall, with Brent crude around $56 per barrel and gasoline dipping below $3 per gallon around the state.

Mallott to decide Walker’s future involvement in Point Thomson settlement

Mallott to decide Walker’s future involvement in Point Thomson settlementGov. Bill Walker has delegated his authority on the Point Thomson lawsuit to his lieutenant governor, while still leaving open the possibility of his involvement.

Mining, timber, elections top 2014 Southeast news

Mining, timber, elections top 2014 Southeast newsThe year in news in Southeast Alaska can be summed up by three topics: mining, timber and elections.

Hecla program builds pathway from high school to Greens Creek Mine

Hecla program builds pathway from high school to Greens Creek MineTwo graduates of the Hecla's “Pathway to Mining Careers” program entered the work-force this summer at Greens Creek Mine.

Alaska LNG export project hits a couple of bumps in D.C.

Alaska LNG export project hits a couple of bumps in D.C.Lack of political support in D.C. is forcing the federal coordinator for the Alaska gas pipeline to close up shop.

Major investor backs out of Tulsequah Chief Mine project

Major investor backs out of Tulsequah Chief Mine projectChieftain Metals Corp. says it will use a bridge loan to repay a $10 million advance from Denver-based Royal Gold.

Canada OKs KSM mine’s environmental plans

Canada OKs KSM mine’s environmental plansA 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 rivers.

Governor cuts funding for Ambler mining road

Governor cuts funding for Ambler mining roadTribal leaders and stakeholders gathered in Fairbanks to discuss cultural, environmental and social impacts of a proposed 220-mile industrial road. The meeting is happening at time when the state is facing difficult budget decisions that could hamper the project.

Tulsequah mine study outlines Taku River barging

Tulsequah mine study outlines Taku River bargingChieftain Metals Corp. is trying to reopen the long closed Tulsequah Chief Mine.

Appeals court to reconsider Tongass case

Appeals court to reconsider Tongass caseIn March, a divided three-judge panel sided with the state of Alaska and found the U.S. Department of Agriculture had legitimate grounds in 2003 to temporarily exempt the Tongass from the Roadless Rule.