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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
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
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

Italian ski vacationer crushed by falling glacier ice in Alaska backcountry

Alaska State Troopers say a 28-year-old Italian man vacationing in Alaska was crushed by ice falling from Lake George Glacier Sunday after a day of heli-skiing.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

Nation/World

  • In an interview on the eve of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-anticipated and hotly disputed address to Congress, President Obama acknowledged that the two leaders had a “substantial disagreement” over Iran and defended his efforts to negotiate a diplomatic resolution.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.

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.