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Rural Alaska
As Alaska politicians bluster over the Obama administration's actions on the development potential for ANWR and the Arctic Ocean, one question should be on everyone's mind: which location actually has the most potential? The answer, of course, is complicated.Alex DeMarban,Yereth Rosen
A Bethel man who raped a young girl when he was a juvenile was sentenced on Tuesday to serve 50 years for sexually abusing the same girl in 2011, along with 15 additional years for abusing two others, according to the Bethel district attorney.Lisa Demer
The Obama administration will move to block oil and gas leasing permanently on about 9.8 million acres in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas off Alaska's northern coast, citing biodiversity and Alaska Native subsistence whaling.Krestia DeGeorge,Nathaniel Herz
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
A Lower Kalskag man has been arrested on multiple charges including assault and drunken driving after his SUV collided with a four-wheeler carrying four kids, according to Alaska State Troopers.Jerzy Shedlock
In a sign the honeymoon may be nearing an end for Gov. Bill Walker, an Alaska tribal government is blasting him for promoting a ConocoPhillips project that would result in the first oil production from federal lands in the nation’s largest undeveloped reserve.Alex DeMarban
Along with increasing sea levels, melting glaciers are putting something else into the world’s oceans -- a huge load of organic carbon that could change marine ecosystems, says a newly published study by a team of mostly Alaska scientists.Yereth Rosen
An Outside mining company accused of polluting salmon streams in Western Alaska failed to show up this week for an initial federal court hearing in Anchorage. XS Platinum Inc. now must explain itself or be held in contempt of court.Lisa Demer
Father-and-son pair Martin and Rohn Buser have been penalized for separately making the same wrong turn in the home stretch of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race early Sunday.Lisa Demer
As the U.S. approaches its chairmanship of th Arctic Council and far-north climate warming continues at twice the global rate, President Obama issued an executive order Wednesday addressing federal Arctic policy. But Sen. Lisa Murkowski expressed doubts about the order's effectiveness.Yereth Rosen