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Alaska is continuing to clamp down on the use of drones to aid in hunting and fishing. The Board of Fisheries on Sunday moved to prohibit commercial fishermen from using drones to spot schooling salmon.Craig Medred
Doyon Ltd. is defending itself against criticism that it helped the much bigger Dish Network claim more than $3 billion in federal credits through a regulatory loophole involving a company jointly formed by the two entities.Associated Press
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
Several environmental groups say they're suing the Port of Seattle to prevent Royal Dutch Shell PLC from using Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet.Phuong Le | Associated Press
Teachers at low performing schools are already exempt, but a bill from Rep. Jim Colver, heard in the House Education Committee, would extend that to all teachers. No action was taken. Molly Dischner | Associated Press
Alaska State Troopers say a Platinum man went missing Friday after heading out on what was supposed to be a 30-minute ATV ride from one Alaska village to another. Megan Edge
A Fox News list labels Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve as America's second-worst national park. But it gets a few details about the wilderness park wrong.Craig Medred
Record crowds turned out to taste and vote on the latest seafood products debuted last Saturday at the 22nd annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood. Laine Welch
Some of the odds may be stacked against victims who report workplace sexual harassment. But employees have the right to a harassment-free work place, and employers who retaliate against victims for reporting can make things very painful -- for themselves.Lynne Curry
Alaska State Trooper say their investigation into the theft of an Arctic Cat snowmachine led to the arrests of four men. Megan Edge