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Canada and U.S. battle over steel for Alaska ferry terminal

By Pat Forgey, ADN JUNEAU — A new $10 million-plus Alaska Marine Highway System ferry dock planned in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is the subject of dueling protectionist policies in the U.S. and Canada. Because it will be funded in part through the Federal Highway Administration, the project is subject to restrictions — known as […]

Federal pipeline coordinator’s office to close as prospects swing to LNG

By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press JUNEAU — The office of the federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline projects is shutting down. Federal coordinator Larry Persily says the office was not funded in the budget passed by Congress last week. Read More:

Hundreds of smuggled turtles intercepted at Anchorage airport

By Sean Doogan ANCHORAGE – Inspectors with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service made an unusual discovery at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in September: more than 200 live baby turtles. Read More:

Assembly kills proposal to ban marijuana sales in Anchorage

By Suzanna Caldwell, ADN ANCHORAGE – An ordinance that would have banned commercial marijuana in Anchorage failed after four hours of public testimony and debate in Assembly chambers Tuesday night. The Assembly voted 9-2 just after 10 p.m. to kill the measure. Only members Amy Demboski and Paul Honeman supported the measure. Read More:

President Obama declares waters in and near Bristol Bay off limits to oil and gas leasing

By Lisa Demer, ADN ANCHORAGE – President Obama on Tuesday declared Bristol Bay “a beautiful natural wonder” and designated its salmon-rich waters indefinitely off limits for oil and gas leasing. Read More:

Oil price collapse prompts agency to lower Alaska credit outlook

By Dermot Cole, ADN FAIRBANKS — Moody’s Investors Service said Tuesday it lowered the credit outlook for Alaska because the plunge in oil prices “threatens to rapidly and significantly reduce the state’s budgetary reserves.” Read More:

Using cameras below the ice, Bethel searchers find clues for 2 missing people

By Samantha Angaiak, Channel 2 News BETHEL — Volunteer groups combed the Kuskokwak Slough Tuesday looking for anything that might bring them a step closer to recovering the bodies of George Evan and Sally Stone who are believed to have gone through the ice last Thursday. Read More:

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