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For people who live in remote Red Devil, an old mine’s toxic legacy is not enough to doubt Donlin’s promise

A mine built Red Devil. It also left behind enough pollution to require a federal government clean up, and some people are still not supposed to eat the fish.

How do you revive an almost ghost town in remote Alaska? Ask the 20 residents of Red Devil who are betting on Donlin mine.

How do you you restart a city government? Red Devil residents are making phone calls to find out.

Ben Stevens once left the Alaska Senate in disgrace. Now he’s Gov. Dunleavy’s top deputy.

Stevens, Dunleavy’s new chief of staff, once left his job in the state Senate amid a federal corruption investigation, though he was never charged. Now, he re-enters public service with links to some of the same industries that found favor from his father, the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.

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