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The Obama administration will move to block oil and gas leasing permanently on about 9.8 million acres in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, citing biodiversity and Alaska Native subsistence whaling.

Alaska Dispatch News
An Army spokesman dismissed as "speculative" media reports that JBER-based Bowe Bergdahl, and American soldier held prisoner by the Taliban after disappearing from an Afghanistan outpost, would be charged with desertion.Alaska Dispatch News


HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters were loaded onto a C-5M Super Galaxy on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, as family and friends said their good-bye's to some of the personnel from the 210th Rescue Squadron, maintenance squadrons and support personnel with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing who began to deploy from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Bill Roth
A widespread power outage in Southcentral Alaska Monday night was caused when Chugach Electric Association's Southcentral Power Project tripped offline, the company said. Power was restored to most customers by midnight after the company added extra capacity from its Beluga Power Plant, near Tyonek.Alaska Dispatch News
One person is dead and another is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a shooting in East Anchorage early Tuesday morning, according to an Anchorage Police Department release. Alaska Dispatch News
The Obama administration on Tuesday is expected to announce a proposal to open up coastal waters from Virginia to Georgia for oil and gas drilling, while banning drilling in portions of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas off of Alaska.Coral Davenport
Legislation that would decriminalize marijuana has supporters concerned the measure is a step in the wrong direction, and in its current form, may make already complicated marijuana laws in Alaska even more difficult to navigate.Suzanna Caldwell
Scientists have new information about the level of detail in the songs that bowhead whales sing to one another when they are migrating into the Beaufort Sea in the spring.Yereth Rosen

The Alaska Cannabis Club plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Feb. 24, the day recreational marijuana is legalized in Alaska, owner Charlo Greene said Thursday. But will it be legal?

Tara Young
The Alaska Cannabis Club plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Feb. 24, the day recreational marijuana is legalized in Alaska, owner Charlo Greene said Thursday. But will it be legal?Laurel Andrews