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First Yukon River king salmon reach Canada

First Yukon River king salmon reach CanadaThe Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the first Yukon River spawning king salmon have reached the border with Canada.

Begich, Young split on birth control ruling

Begich, Young split on birth control rulingSen. Mark Begich says he disagrees with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that found that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

ANTHC wins $153 million settlement

$153 million is the huge new settlement for back contract support costs due the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium from the Indian Health Service.

Public comment begins for sea lion protections

Public comment begins for sea lion protectionsNOAA is opening public comment on a plan to relax Steller sea lion protections and allow more commercial fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.

U.S. House passes bill to open NPR-A

U.S. House passes bill to open NPR-AFor the second time in six months, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at greater oil industry access to the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Judge lets state intervene in Pebble case

Judge lets state intervene in Pebble caseThe state is now party to a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its involvement with the proposed Pebble Mine.

U.S. Senate Republican candidates debate resource development, government overreach

All three candidates vying for the Republican nomination in August’s senatorial primary election squared off over a variety of issues in Anchorage on Thursday.

Park Service says drones could disturb wildlife

Park Service says drones could disturb wildlifeNational Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis last Friday directed park superintendents to ban unmanned aircraft in parks.

Questions remain despite successful missile defense test

Questions remain despite successful missile defense testA physicist with the Union of Concerned Scientists is calling the Ground Based Midcourse Missile Defense System, less than proven.

NOAA considers state’s petition to remove humpbacks from endangered list

NOAA considers state’s petition to remove humpbacks from endangered listThe state’s petition argues the threat of extinction for the North Pacific humpback whale is gone