The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not likely take action to pre-emptively block the massive Pebble Mine proposed in the Bristol Bay watershed, because of delays caused by a series of lawsuits, a top agency official said Monday.
Yereth Rosen
There are few certainties in New Hampshire politics, but for most of the 2016 campaign there have been two: Donald Trump has led in statewide polls on the Republican side, and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has led on the Democratic side.
Alexander Burns | The New York Times
Alaska House Republicans are proposing to shut down all of their legislative business that doesn’t address the state’s massive budget deficit, with one lawmaker saying the problem requires “laser focus.”
Nathaniel Herz
The municipality of Anchorage will expand its stake in a Cook Inlet gas field in a $152 million deal with ConocoPhillips that also involves Chugach Electric Association, officials announced Monday.
Alex DeMarban
Some Alaska Natives took offense to a phrase in Alaska Airlines' new marketing campaign, and it sparked a new round of discussion about whether it's time to retire the word “Eskimo.”CultureCharles Enoch | KYUK Public Media
Riding with a sled dog team during the traditional season of mushing is an opportunity for a slice of Alaska life unmatched during the shorter and snowless summer. OutdoorsErin Kirkland
Mike Hanley lost Alaska’s top education job for the same reason that makes sustained school improvement difficult: political interference.CommentaryCharles Wohlforth
When political arguments threaten to derail workplace civility, can managers shut them down? Should they? BusinessLynne Curry

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Adventure

Young Matt Hall challenging the usual suspects in Yukon Quest

Right there behind the three favorites and closing a bit was Matt Hall, the 24-year-old head of Smokin’ Ace Kennels who’s one of Moore’s neighbors in Two Rivers. And a thorn in Moore’s side so far this race season.Mike Campbell

Sports

2 prep hockey crowns await: State tournament matchups

Cook Inlet Conference playoff champion Chugiak, one of four CIC teams in the eight-team large-school field at the 2016 First National Cup, seeks its first state high school hockey championship since 2000.Alaska Dispatch News

Culture

With cedar log in hand, Southeast carvers will begin work on dugout canoe

The Sealaska Heritage Institute began pursuing the project after artists who participated in the institute's first Native Artist Gathering in 2015 ranked canoe construction as a high priority.Alaska Dispatch News

Arctic

Is it time for Alaskans to stop using the word 'Eskimo'?

Some Alaska Natives took offense to a phrase in Alaska Airlines' new marketing campaign, and it sparked a new round of discussion about whether it's time to retire the word “Eskimo.”Charles Enoch | KYUK Public Media

Nation/World

  • There are few certainties in New Hampshire politics, but for most of the 2016 campaign there have been two: Donald Trump has led in statewide polls on the Republican side, and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has led on the Democratic side.

  • Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical care, police said.

We Alaskans

Intensely Inuit: Photographer captures life in remote Alaska

With "I am Inuit," a follow-up to his "I am Alaskan" series, photographer Brian Adams will spend a year visiting some 20 Alaska villages to deliver a portrait of the people and places of rural Alaska. Tara Young

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