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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, and Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent who is part of the Senate’s Democratic minority, are launching a U.S. Senate Arctic Caucus to raise awareness of the region among their colleagues as the U.S. prepares to chair the Arctic Council.Yereth Rosen
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
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.Yereth Rosen
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
The building, taking shape at 725 E. Fireweed Lane, will employ high-tech windows that dim automatically to cut glare and reduce summer solar heating, computer-controlled LED interior lights, a Space Age gel for insulation and light diffuser panels made with microscopic chips of silicon. Sean Doogan
The speaker of the Alaska House plans to introduce legislation next week affecting the state’s natural gas pipeline projects, a major point of contention between Republican House leaders and independent Gov. Bill Walker.Nathaniel Herz
Randall Hoffbeck said that while an alternate gas project recently proposed by Gov. Bill Walker would be a competing project, it lags behind the major LNG project in terms of development and essentially would act as a backup as long as the major project moves forward. Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
A water rights duel is underway at a creek flowing through a proposed strip mine west of Cook Inlet. The Chuitna Citizens Coalition filed an application to protect coho salmon. PacRim Coal LLC filed one to mine coal. Only one will prevail.  Zaz Hollander
A group of investors that gathered in Anchorage Monday said they were concerned but cautiously optimistic about Alaska's ability to weather the latest oil price drop, especially when compared to the dark economic days of the mid-1980s.Sean Doogan