Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) speaks during the commissioning ceremony of San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage, May 4, 2013. More than 4,000 people gathered to witness the ship's commissioning in its namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage, the seventh San Antonio-class LPD, is the second ship to be named for the city and the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Alaska. (Photo by Specialist 1st Class James R. Evans/U.S. Navy)

Navy has explaining to do about military exercise, Murkowski says

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the Navy is again snubbing the concerns of Alaskans as it prepares for the next Northern Edge. That’s a military exercise, held every two years, that stretches from the Gulf of Alaska into the Interior. The next Northern Edge is scheduled for May. Murkowski says more than 100 Alaskans sent her letters this summer with concerns about the potential impact of the exercise, particularly on fish and marine mammals.
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Working group to continue Haines trash talk

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In many communities, municipalities take care of trash collection. But in Haines, each citizen has to deal with disposal of their own refuse. For some, that motivates good behavior like recycling and composting. For others, it leads to bad behavior, like dumping trash in the woods or water. Whether the municipality should step in is a question that’s come up periodically over the years. Now, the borough plans to form a working group to delve into the issue again.
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