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Mendenhall Glacier inspires awe, demands respect

Mendenhall Glacier inspires awe, demands respect

Visitors are urged to be cautious and be prepared when on lake ice, approaching glacier, or entering ice cave

Five nations tentatively agree to arctic fishing ban

Five nations tentatively agree to arctic fishing ban

The United States and four other Arctic nations have tentatively agreed to prevent commercial fishing in the high Arctic.

Dust-up in U.S. House hearing over bypass mail

Dust-up in U.S. House hearing over bypass mail

Alaska’s Bypass Mail system took some punches in Congress yesterday. The chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa, is renewing his attack on the postal system that delivers everything from lettuce to lumber in rural Alaska.

Tongass Democrats honor Alaskans with an admirable past

Tongass Democrats honor Alaskans with an admirable past

The group held its first Bartlett-Gruening Dinner to honor Alaskans who worked tirelessly for statehood

Bald eagles burned by flaming trash in Adak

Bald eagles burned by flaming trash in Adak

In Adak burning trash has killed or injured at least ten bald eagles in the last few months. Now it’s now the subject of a federal investigation.

Bringing money to politics: A job for a pro

Bringing money to politics: A job for a pro

Alaska’s U.S. Senate race is shaping up to be a big-money affair. One hidden asset the campaigns deploy is the professional fundraiser.

Should humpbacks lose endangered status?

Should humpbacks lose endangered status?

State officials want the federal government to remove some protections for Southeast and Southcentral humpback whales. But a noted researcher says it’s too early to do that.

Begich: Public dollars are for public education

Begich: Public dollars are for public education

Begich singled out public school funding and constitutional amendment for state support of private or religious schools

Pebble opponents, proponents react to EPA decision

Pebble opponents, proponents react to EPA decision

The developers of Pebble Mine are not pleased with what they say is a gross overreach of federal authority.

Begich: Outside money in politics is the new lay of the land

Begich: Outside money in politics is the new lay of the land

The first-term Democrat is making several public stops in Juneau on Monday.