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Shaktoolik “takes own fate” to protect community, buy time from relocation

Shaktoolik “takes own fate” to protect community, buy time from relocationThe people of Shaktoolik are taking matters into their own hands and building a coastal berm to protect their community from erosion.

U.S. Senator still after ANC contracting advantages

U.S. Senator still after ANC contracting advantagesA U.S. Senator from Missouri is continuing her crackdown on the advantages Alaska Native Corporations enjoy in government contracting.

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.

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.

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

Shipping safety advocate criticizes arctic preparedness plans

Shipping safety advocate criticizes arctic preparedness plansA member of a group that formed after the Selendang Ayu ran aground a decade ago, is calling for more rescue tugs, monitoring and risk management measures in the Bering Strait and Unimak Pass.

Conservation groups seek protection for yellow cedar trees

Conservation groups seek protection for yellow cedar treesConservation groups are asking for endangered species protection for yellow cedar trees in Alaska.