A federal judge on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangling from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic. 
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UAF officials say students will likely see more crowded classrooms and fewer duplicate offerings of required introductory courses.
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The plane, with 276 passengers and 18 crew members, was flown to Anchorage on Wednesday. Another plane flown in from Hong Kong took the passengers to Los Angeles early this morning.
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Investigators say the small plane that crashed during a scheduled commuter flight from Juneau to Hoonah this month took off with no reported problems.
Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
A reader wonders what might happen if her town off the road system opts out of legal cannabis sales. Will she be able to buy it elsewhere and have it air-shipped home, as she can with alcohol?Highly InformedScott Woodham
This fall’s Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage will feature a famed Southeast artist and her artist grandson as the keynote speakers, AFN announced this week.AFN CoverageLisa Demer
The entire population of whimbrels in North America is probably no more than 100,000. During the summer, they are widely scattered along the Alaska coast. OutdoorsJohn Schandelmeier
The lead investigator in the Alano Club shooting that killed Anchorage teenager Alex Thanapong Yu asked for the public's help in providing information that may move the case forward.Crime & JusticeLaurel Andrews

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Sen. Coghill: Walker must explain why unilateral Medicaid expansion doesn't violate Alaska law

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Nervy bikers can zoom downhill (and ride up) on 3 courses at Alyeska

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Federal judge fines Greenpeace as Portland protest continues to block Shell icebreaker

A federal judge on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangling from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic. Steven DuBois | Associated Press

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Office politics: The Alaska congressional delegation as seen in their D.C. work environs

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