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Hilcorp fined again for deviating from permit at Milne Point

The company was fined $267,000 for substituting equipment without authorization, the latest in more than 60 compliance issues.
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Alaska Gov. Dunleavy says court decision limiting federal regulation of wetlands aids ‘responsible development’

The U.S. Supreme Court trimmed the EPA's authority. Implications for the Pebble Mine are unclear.
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With ‘slim chance’ to change Magnuson-Stevens Act, Peltola favors ‘workaround’

Congresswoman Mary Peltola and other salmon advocates try another avenue to limit bycatch.
A woman in a blue blazer holds a microphone and talks in front of a U.S. and Alaska flag.

First lady Jill Biden will visit Bethel on Wednesday

This will be the first visit to Bethel by any spouse of a sitting president, according to her office.
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Anchorage police officers and city cleared in fatal shooting as judge tosses family’s lawsuit

Judge Sharon Gleason threw out all 11 of Bishar Hassan's family’s claims, citing video footage of the shooting.
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The federal COVID-19 emergency is ending. Here’s what it means in Alaska.

You won't see drastic changes. Some changes won't take effect for months.
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Peltola braces for Supreme Court to undermine Indian Child Welfare Act

House Democrats defend ICWA and the "terrifying" historical context that brought Congress to pass it.
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Fans of Alaska’s ranked choice voting speak out against bill to repeal it

Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, says a poll shows a majority of Alaskans would repeal RCV. But public testimony in Juneau ran 3-to-1 against it.

Murkowski says Supreme Court should live by an ethics code of its own making

She's co-sponsoring a bill that would require the justices to adopt their own ethics rules. She and Sen. Angus King are the only sponsors so far.

Alaska Supreme Court reaffirms decision leaving 5th-place finisher off U.S. House ballot

Justices say the state made the right call when it decided not to advance Tara Sweeney to special election ballot.
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Corps to reconsider permit rejection for proposed Pebble mine

It's a partial win for Pebble on appeal, but mine developers also have an EPA veto to contend with.

Alaska writer Don Rearden finds AI has his number, and it freaks him out

Don Rearden challenged a bot to write a poem. The result was trippy for him, and for reporter Liz Ruskin.

ExxonMobil says it plans ‘relatively limited’ Arctic investment

ExxonMobil told shareholders not to expect an expansion of Arctic activities. A second Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lease sale is expected in 2024.

On trip to Ukraine, Murkowski calls aid ‘worth every penny’

The U.S. has given $35 billion in security aid to Ukraine. "An investment in the democracy of the free world," Sen. Murkowski calls it.

Alaskan sentenced in Jan. 6 riot at Capitol tells judge he needs a gun for moose defense

Aaron Mileur was sentenced to two years of probation. He'd like to modify one of the terms.

Peltola says charges against Trump further divide Americans

Rep. Mary Peltola avoided passing judgment on former president Donald Trump's indictment Tuesday, but called it "a bleak day for Americans."
the Willow project

ConocoPhillips can start road work for Willow Arctic drilling project, judge decides

Opponents of Arctic drilling project lose Round 1 in court.
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With the Trump charges still sealed, Sullivan denounces prosecution as unjust

Sen. Sullivan's castigation of the decision to charge the former president contrasts with the neutral positions taken by the rest of the Alaska delegation.

UAA to house Ted Stevens papers

The collection fills 4,800 boxes, not counting a warehouse full of memorabilia.
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Peltola speaks of Second Amendment rights, not gun control, following Nashville shooting

Rep. Mary Peltola on Tuesday plugged "Second Amendment rights and good values."