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The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Friday released a draft environmental study of oil development in the Chukchi Sea, completing one of the many legal steps required before drilling resumes in the remote Arctic area where Shell conducted a mishap-laden drilling program two years ago.

Yereth Rosen
The state argued that Randell Rowton’s repeat offenses and admission of “hands-on” sex abuse of minors merited a harsher sentence. Prosecutors are also asking for restitution for victims identified in the images.Jerzy Shedlock
In October, the Pebble Limited Partnership filed its third lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this time seeking documents Pebble alleges were not turned over through prior Freedom of Information Act requests. 
The state of Alaska on Friday released nearly 600 pages of emails and other documents related to problems within the Alaska National Guard.Alaska Dispatch News

In September 2014, a federal investigation requested by Gov. Sean Parnell found significant problems within the ranks of the Alaska National Guard, years after allegations of mishandling of rapes, sexual misconduct and other offenses had begun to surface. 

 

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A head-on collision on the Seward Highway north of Girdwood late Friday morning killed one person and critically injured another, according to Alaska State Troopers. Jerzy Shedlock
With the Alaska National Guard scandal raising questions about trust and accountability in Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration, his re-election team has tried turning the tables on opponent Bill Walker, hammering him over every inconsistency or vague response.Alex DeMarban
Independent Alaskans, known for their libertarian streak, were a key reason activists threw their support behind Alaska’s effort to legalize recreational marijuana in 2014. But with only days before the vote, it's anyone's guess whether those live-and-let-live folks will go to the polls, and which way they'll vote.Suzanna Caldwell
A Parnell administration commissioner who wrote to state retirees on official letterhead this week, mentioning that he is "very grateful for Governor Parnell's leadership," defended the document by saying it doesn't mention the election next week, so it is not an improper use of state resources for campaign purposes.Dermot Cole
Among the 21 Alaska legislative races in Anchorage this year, those in one district stand out: Senate District K in West Anchorage. None of the area's three incumbents are running for re-election, creating hotly contested races for the state Senate and House.Sean Doogan

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