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Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit on federal lease sale

The Native Village of Point Hope says new safeguards will allow for safer Arctic Ocean exploration.

More than $2,000 stolen from Pel Meni

More than $2,000 stolen from Pel MeniThe thief entered the Merchants Wharf building downtown around 8:30 a.m. on March 14 and broke into Pel Meni.

26th anniversary of Exxon spill prompts anti-Shell protest at White House

26th anniversary of Exxon spill prompts anti-Shell protest at White HouseTheir message was less about Exxon and tanker safety than it was about Shell and its plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea.

USFS celebrates Big Thorne decision as environmental groups weigh options

USFS celebrates Big Thorne decision as environmental groups weigh optionsA court decision allowing the Big Thorne timber sale will help speed changes in Tongass logging. But opponents say it will damage other Southeast Alaska industries.

Mount Polley disaster prompts new requirements for B.C. tailings dams

Mount Polley disaster prompts new requirements for B.C. tailings damsThe British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office announced Thursday it’s adding information requirements for mines undergoing environmental review to ensure the safety of new tailings facilities.

Fish and Game says it could absorb CFEC

Fish and Game says it could absorb CFEC"The department believes that we could make this work without service degradation to commercial fishermen," says ADF&G's Kevin Brooks.

Big Thorne Timber Sale lawsuit dismissed

Big Thorne Timber Sale lawsuit dismissedAlaska U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline granted summary judgment on Friday in favor of the defendants, and rejected every argument brought forward by the plaintiffs.

Young introduces bill to reauthorize Magnuson-Stevens Act

Young introduces bill to reauthorize Magnuson-Stevens ActAlaska Congressman Don Young has introduced a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the nation’s primary law governing fishing in federal waters.

Tlingit and Haida receives grant for efficiency upgrades

Tlingit and Haida receives grant for efficiency upgradesSoutheast Alaska’s largest tribal organization is getting $500,000 from the federal government to make energy efficiency upgrades to its Juneau headquarters.

Pentagon prodded to study Native contracting reform

Alaska’s Congressional delegation and a dozen other lawmakers are asking the Defense secretary to study how contracting reform has hurt Alaska Native corporations and tribally owned businesses.