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Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case

Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule caseA full panel of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will review the decision exempting the Tongass from the Roadless Rule

State ferry union averts strike

State ferry union averts strikeAlaska Marine Highway System captains and deck officers have avoided a strike that could have shut down ferry service across the state this weekend.

Shell sketches plans for Arctic drilling in 2015

Shell sketches plans for Arctic drilling in 2015Shell filed a new plan to explore the Chukchi Sea with federal regulators in Anchorage.

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projects

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projectsEnergy costs are rising and state and federal budgets are overstretched, putting pressure on communities in rural Alaska to meet their long-term energy needs.

First Japanese flight kicks off aurora season

First Japanese flight kicks off aurora seasonThe first aurora borealis seekers from Japan have arrived in Alaska's interior to launch the unofficial beginning of the northern lights viewing season.

Alaska ferry workers approve new contract

Alaska ferry workers approve new contractThe Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific represents about 650 Alaska ferry workers

Online petition protests UA president bonus

Online petition protests UA president bonusA protest over a possible $320,000 bonus for the president of the University of Alaska has collected more than 400 names.

Alaska seafood companies seek retaliatory ban on Russian fish

Alaska seafood companies seek retaliatory ban on Russian fishIt’s been just over two weeks since Russia banned imports of American food products into its country. Now, Alaska’s seafood industry is asking the U.S. government to strike back.

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne sale

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne saleConservation groups that threatened to sue the U.S. Forest Service over the Big Thorne Timber Sale have followed through.

Canadian company eyes new mine in Alaska

Canadian company eyes new mine in AlaskaA Canadian company is moving forward with plans for a new mine at the end of Kendrick Bay on Prince Wales Island, spending millions drilling to sample rock and study the area.