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Since Teck Alaska, which operates Red Dog Mine in the Northwest Arctic Borough, sued the borough in superior court in January, stakeholders across the region have been voicing concerns about the ramifications of the potential outcomes of negotiations.Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder
Three-quarters of Alaskans are sold on the existence and seriousness of global warming, but far fewer are convinced that it's caused by human activity, according to a poll commissioned by Alaska Dispatch News. Erica Martinson
Gov. Bill Walker and House Speaker Mike Chenault have put politics aside and joined forces in this year's legislative bowling league, where Chenault boasts one of the highest averages along with Walker's fish and game commissioner.Nathaniel Herz
Two candidates filed at the last minute Friday to challenge Assemblywoman Amy Demboski for her Chugiak-Eagle River seat: Nicholas Begich III, a nephew of former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, and Blake Merrifield, a former candidate for state House. Devin Kelly
Senate Majority Leader John Coghill introduced a bill Friday that would require doctors to determine whether a fetus could survive outside the womb before performing an abortion.Rashah McChesney
The proposal, which comes with the Alaska's massive budget crisis as a backdrop, must still be approved by the full membership of the union and the Legislature.Nathaniel Herz
Lawmakers on Thursday again delayed a final decision on whether they should stay in their renovated Anchorage offices or decamp to a state-owned building elsewhere downtown — prolonging an already lengthy debate over the expensive lease.Nathaniel Herz
Hillary Clinton, scrambling to recover from her double-digit defeat in the New Hampshire primary, repeatedly challenged Bernie Sanders’ trillion-dollar policy plans at their presidential debate Thursday night and portrayed him as a big talker who needed to “level” with voters.JuliE Pace and Catherine Lucey
Dustin Darden, a 32-year-old city maintenance worker, is running for a West Anchorage seat. He became known during the mayoral race last year for his homemade campaign signs and outlandish proposals. Devin Kelly
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