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Worst of Bering Sea storm over for Aleutian Islands residents

Worst of Bering Sea storm over for Aleutian Islands residentsA potent low-pressure system is quickly losing power over the Bering Sea.

Lawsuit claims Chukchi rules fail to protect walrus

Lawsuit claims Chukchi rules fail to protect walrusA coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit today against the Fish and Wildlife Service, saying its rule allowing the oil industry to disturb or harm Pacific walrus in the Chukchi Sea violates the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Some communities investigating local option to ban marijuana

Some communities investigating local option to ban marijuanaThe road to a legal and regulated marijuana market is months away, and communities who still want to keep the divisive drug out are looking at doing so the same way many currently ban alcohol: the local option.

Team documents elders’ memories of colder winters

Multimedia producers are in Alaska gathering audio for a project called ‘Winters Past’. Their first stop was in Bethel where they’re talking with elders about how they’ve seen the climate change in their lifetime.

School declines to host tournament without prayer

Complaints about public prayer have caused the Alaska School Activities Association to move the state small schools wrestling championship from a private, religious school to a new venue.

Chenault extends record as House Speaker

Chenault extends record as House SpeakerChenault stressed that advancing the development of a gasline is a major goal for the Republican majority in the House. He also said he would be willing to work with unaffiliated candidate Bill Walker, should Walker’s lead in the governor’s race hold.

Proposed agreement reached in tram dispute

Proposed agreement reached in tram disputeThe dispute between the City and Borough of Juneau and Goldbelt has been simmering for about three years.

How will legal marijuana work in rural Alaska?

How will legal marijuana work in rural Alaska?Municipalities have the option to ban the sale of marijuana, but they can’t restrict transportation or possession.

Trial begins for man charged with killing VPSO

Trial begins for man charged with killing VPSOAfter a lengthy four days to select a jury, opening statements were made Friday morning in the murder trial of Leroy Dick Jr. at the courthouse in Dillingham.

Anchorage math teacher named teacher of the year

John Bruce, a teacher at Romig Middle School, received the honor Sunday at the Association of Alaska School Boards conference in Anchorage.