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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.

Aleutian Islands nominated as National Marine Sanctuary

Aleutian Islands nominated as National Marine SanctuaryThe waters around the Aleutian Islands support a dizzying range of wildlife -- and major industries right along with it. Right now, the government’s job is to help find a balance.

Arctic shipping chills in 2014

Arctic shipping chills in 2014The year 2014 has proved to be a slow one for Arctic shipping. Just 31 ships sailed between Europe and Asia across the Northern Sea Route, and 22 did part of the route.

Application period for Alaska dividend begins

With the new year, eligible Alaskans can begin signing up for the 2015 Permanent Fund Dividend.

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.

Oil-drilling camp on North Slope hit by fire; no one hurt

KTUU-TV reports that an overnight fire broke out at the campsite of an Italian oil company's drilling project in the North Slope, but no one was injured.

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.