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
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
Moda Health will resume selling and renewing policies in the individual and group markets under the Affordable Care Act, officials in Alaska and Oregon say.
Tegan Hanlon
A federal lawsuit says a teacher in a Southwestern Alaska village became a target of hostility and harassment that escalated into men regularly banging on her door asking for sex. Eventually, the suit says, she was sexually assaulted.
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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.Nation-WorldAlexander Burns | The New York Times
When political arguments threaten to derail workplace civility, can managers shut them down? Should they? BusinessLynne Curry
Mike Hanley lost Alaska’s top education job for the same reason that makes sustained school improvement difficult: political interference.CommentaryCharles Wohlforth
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.Dog MushingMike Campbell

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Trial opens in Anchorage for former Security Aviation owner accused of fraud

A federal trial is beginning this week in Anchorage over fraud and money laundering charges against Mark Avery, a key figure in a decade-old case involving a jet-aircraft aviation business, rocket launchers, big money and shadowy intelligence figures.Lisa Demer

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I live in Alaska. I kick butt and take names. And then I add them to my Instagram feed, so you can see photos of the smoked salmon strata I had for brunch.Geoff Kirsch

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