Flint Hills Resources wants a more lenient standard for treating sulfolane pollution at its North Pole refinery, while the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation wants to delay any decisions until the results of a long-term study come back.
A state financial audit details questionable spending by the old Newtok Traditional Council for an evacuation center, including double billings, an unsupported advance, retroactive pay and a lump sum paid to the chief executive of a tribal nonprofit corporation.Lisa Demer
Eric Pedersen, UAA’s chief of enrollment, breathed a sigh of relief last Monday, the first day of fall semester at UAA. Since last spring, when students could register for fall 2015 classes, the state’s budget woes from plummeting oil prices had dominated headlines. Would students still come?Kathleen McCoy