KFQD talk radio host Bernadette Wilson ended her silence Saturday about the radio show she co-hosted with now-mayoral candidate Ethan Berkowitz in October, saying Berkowitz said on the air that he would approve of marriage between a man and his son -- statements Berkowitz’s opponent Amy Demboski said she heard as a listener.
Devin Kelly
Backers of the proposed Pebble mine aren't done fighting the Environmental Protection Agency, environmental activists, fishing groups and others to keep the massive proposed gold and copper mine alive. 
Erica Martinson
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott plans to meet with Canadian officials, tribal leaders and Canadian mining interests during a trip focused on trans-boundary resource issues.
Associated Press
The magic enrollment number for maintaining a school in rural Alaska is 10 students. Cold Bay’s enrollment rested on just four middle school boys this spring semester. 
JoAnne Knight
Janet Weiss, regional president of BP Alaska, Karen Hagedorn, the Alaska production manager for Exxon, and Laurie Schmidt, the vice president of Shell Alaska, are leading three of the four major petroleum firms doing business in Alaska -- a scenario difficult to imagine in the male-dominated industry a few short years ago. EnergyCraig Medred
Federal wildlife managers are still trying to determine the fate of hundreds of feral cattle that have long gone without caretakers on a remote, uninhabited Alaska island.WildlifeRachel D'Oro | Associated Press
The first successful captive rearing of Arctic cod is revealing important information about a species that spends critical parts of its life beneath Arctic ice, scientists say. FishingYereth Rosen
As a result of a changing climate, new species of fish, insects and plants are sprouting up in remote areas across the state. That’s one of the transformations noted in a new climate and health assessment report released by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium last month.Rural AlaskaJillian Rogers

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Watch while gray whales chow down in Resurrection Bay this spring

When the first gray whale breached, it caught many of us off guard. My 10-year-old pointed toward the stern, mouth hanging open, as again and again the gray whale presented us with an impressive display of marine mammal athleticism. The atmosphere was electric after that. Erin Kirkland


Sunken Soviet submarines threaten massive radioactive contamination

One of the vessels sank 12 years ago; the other was disposed of, after it was damaged, in Stepovogo Bay in 1982. If dangerous materials leak, the fish-rich areas would be closed off to commercial harvests. Thomas Nilsen, Barents Observer


We Alaskans

Because fewer than 6,000 miles of certified public roads and highways probe Alaska's 570,374 square miles, rivers are especially important. Alaskans' dependence on rivers for in-state travel is critical, particularly for rural residents whose road systems are at best localized and short. 
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