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Alaska House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, introduced legislation Monday that would temporarily bar a state corporation from working on a state-sponsored pipeline intended primarily for shipping North Slope natural gas for export.
Nathaniel Herz
A career geologist accused in an Alaska environmental crimes case involving the dormant Platinum Creek Mine is cooperating with authorities and will plead guilty Wednesday to three federal charges.
Lisa Demer
The spill came from a Hilcorp pipeline about 25 miles northwest of Deadhorse. Officials said the cause and exact extent of the spill -- first detected Saturday -- remain unknown.
Alex DeMarban
Alaska is continuing to clamp down on the use of drones to aid in hunting and fishing. The Board of Fisheries on Sunday moved to prohibit commercial fishermen from using drones to spot schooling salmon.
Craig Medred
A fresh new five-year plan for oil and gas leasing in the nation’s outer continental shelf features what federal officials hope will be a less controversial approach to oil exploration in Arctic waters, the Alaska director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Monday. EnergyYereth Rosen
In the wake of a spike of violent crime, eight volunteers who make up the recently formed community action group We Are Anchorage gathered Monday to encourage others to help foster safety in the city.AnchorageJerzy Shedlock
Although the Anchorage municipality is right next door to Chugach State Park, the rules that matter in the park are the state's, not Anchorage's. Highly InformedScott Woodham
Cleanup work is scheduled to start this week on six abandoned legacy oil wells that date back more than a half-century and are located near the settlement of Umiat.ArcticYereth Rosen

News & Politics

Troopers: Police chase ends with suspect caught in cottonwood tree

Alaska State Troopers said a police chase in the Valley ended when the suspect was found by a K9 unit partway up a cottonwood tree. The Wasilla man was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including a previous charge of fleeing police, they said.Alaska Dispatch News

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Sports

Aces blow multiple road leads, fall 5-4 in shootout to Condors

With third-period leads of 3-1 and 4-3, the Aces ended up losing a valuable point in the ECHL standings when Bakersfield generated multiple comebacks on Rabobank Arena.Doyle Woody

Arctic

Risks too high with Rosneft, Norwegian drilling company says

A $4.1 billion deal with the Rosneft, announced last year, is now undermined by sanctions against Russia and other economic problems in that country, Norway's North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. says. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer

Nation/World

  • President Barack Obama on Monday called for prompt action to change police practices across the country after the deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island at the hands of white officers exposed frustrations about law enforcement in minority communities.

  • Toronto’s mystery tunnel has turned out to be a place for a couple of guys to get away from it all, more a “man cave” than a terrorist threat. After being stumped for more than a month by a 33-foot-long, hand-dug and carefully reinforced tunnel to nowhere, the Toronto Police said Monday that they had identified two men in their 20s who did the backbreaking work.

We Alaskans

Olive is growing up in Anchorage but she’s a daughter of the Tongass -- that fortress of towering spruce, cedar and hemlock, a rainforest that blankets the Southeast panhandle. She’s Tsimshian, a member of one of three Alaska tribes that have inhabited the place for thousands of years.