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North Pole sues over oil refinery contamination

North Pole sues over oil refinery contaminationThe city of North Pole is suing two recent owners of an oil refinery over groundwater pollution.

Why local businesses aren’t big on Black Friday

Why local businesses aren’t big on Black FridayWhile the big box stores fill their aisles with Thanksgiving and Black Friday deal hunters, small businesses in Juneau are eager for Small Business Saturday.

Industry blames pirate fishing as red king prices drop

Industry blames pirate fishing as red king prices dropThe Bering Sea red king crab fleet finished catching 10 million pounds of quota last week -- and they're facing some lackluster prices as the crab goes to market.

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.

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.

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.

Ketchikan considers International Joint Commission involvement on transboundary mines issue

Ketchikan considers International Joint Commission involvement on transboundary mines issueA number of proposed mines close to rivers that flow from British Columbia into Alaska have raised concerns among conservation, fishing industry and Native groups.

Sitka herring forecast lowest in a decade

Sitka herring forecast lowest in a decadeFish and Game expects 44,237 tons of herring to spawn in and around Sitka Sound. That’s the lowest forecast in a decade, and well below the past several years when forecasts have consistently been above 70,000 tons.

NOAA designates Kachemak Bay ‘Habitat Focus Area’

NOAA designates Kachemak Bay ‘Habitat Focus Area’The bay is already a State of Alaska Critical Habitat Area and a National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Regional tribal government considered in Western Alaska

The delegates will look at major changes to how the YK Delta is governed through four main resolutions under discussion.