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The crew of the City of Tokyo pumped about 4,500 gallons of oily bilge water directly overboard about 164 miles south of the Aleutian Islands, according to a settlement agreement.Yereth Rosen
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
Is it time to revisit late Governor Wally Hickel's plan to pump water through a pipeline from Alaska to California? Or is that still a little too crazy?Megan Edge
A two-year, $400,000 study aims to determine if posters warning women against drinking while pregnant work better when stuck on pregnancy test dispensers or simply framed on the wall.Tegan Hanlon
The Republican-controlled House is poised to strip funding to expand the Medicaid health insurance program from Gov. Bill Walker’s budget, the first shot in what’s expected to be a contentious debate over one of Walker’s central campaign planks.Nathaniel Herz
Alaska Marine Highway System supporters said it has many fixed costs, and cutting service to communities is one of the only ways to save money.Pat Forgey
A cargo ship has been permitted to leave Dutch Harbor after posting a $500,000 bond and agreeing to leave some its crew behind Thursday following a two-week detention for an environmental crimes investigation by the Coast Guard.Tegan Hanlon
Some Highly Informed questions about marijuana laws in Alaska simply lead to more questions.Scott Woodham
Most of Alaska is forecast to have above-normal precipitation. Since March is one of the driest months of the year for the Interior, that still may not mean a lot of new snow for Iditarod mushers.Brian Brettschneider
There is a total of about $900 million in needed water and sewer work throughout rural Alaska, state officials said.Molly Dischner | Associated Press