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Eielson a frontrunner to house F-35 fighters

Eielson a frontrunner to house F-35 fightersEielson Air Force Base is the only candidate selected to house two squadrons of F-35 fighter planes.

Early tests show B.C. tailings spill water ‘safe’

Early tests show B.C. tailings spill water ‘safe’British Columbia’s Environment Ministry says water that poured out of a massive mine-tailings pond Aug. 4 appears to be safe.

Treadwell, Sullivan assail each other’s ties to Lower 48 companies

Treadwell, Sullivan assail each other’s ties to Lower 48 companiesLast week, Dan Sullivan sent mailers to Alaska voters alleging Mead Treadwell benefitted financially from the Obama stimulus package.

Judge awards stiff penalties for out-of-season fishing

Judge awards stiff penalties for out-of-season fishingTwo fishermen recently learned that commercial trolling out of season – even by a single day - can be expensive.

Local whale watching captain nabbed for driving boat intoxicated

Local whale watching captain nabbed for driving boat intoxicatedA breath sample revealed his blood alcohol level to be .115 percent.

Four-day troll closure starts this weekend

Four-day troll closure starts this weekendSoutheast Alaska’s commercial troll fishing fleet will have to stand down for a few days, starting this weekend.

Auriga crew okay after capsizing in Prince William Sound

Auriga crew okay after capsizing in Prince William SoundThe crew of a seiner is okay after their fishing vessel capsized in the Prince William Sound earlier this week.

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?Monday’s tailings dam failure could threaten Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries. Critics say similar dams closer to the border could suffer the same fate.

Wrangell’s new boat lift tests upper limit

Wrangell’s new boat lift tests upper limitWrangell’s new boat lift is the second biggest in Alaska and is expected to boost the former logging town’s growing marine industry. The 300-ton lift last week tested its upper limit.

Slideshow: Alaska State Museum demolition

Slideshow: Alaska State Museum demolitionContractors on Thursday demolished and removed the covered, front entrance of the 47-year-old Alaska State Museum in Juneau.