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A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of the Pebble mine project and put a temporary halt on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to protect Bristol Bay.Lisa Demer
Tables were tipped over, items were knocked from shelves, chairs were thrown about, and laptops ended up on the ground in a burglary and vandalism at the Aniak library, Alaska State Troopers reported Monday.Lisa Demer
The more than decade-long battle over a road out of Juneau has been fought in court, in the Legislature and city assemblies and at the ballot box. Now it is being fought with dueling studies.Pat Forgey
Denali Whiting of Kotzebue is using traditional foods like seal, caribou and salmon to hone her body for competition.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder
Successful hunting and fishing in the Bering Sea have always depended on weather and ice conditions. But climate change is now disrupting the seasonal patterns and threatening the food sources -- and cultural traditions -- that St. Lawrence Islanders and other Natives have relied on for millennia.Elizabeth Grossman | High Country News
A mining company hoping to turn a large graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula into the country’s only large-scale graphite mine met with residents in Teller this week to discuss its findings and hear from the locals who would live closest to any potential mine.Matthew F. Smith / KNOM
Bethel's new pool reopened at noon Saturday, its filter system fixed and volunteers conducting fire watch.Lisa Demer
The world’s most acidic ocean waters are found in the winter in the Bering Sea, according to 40 years of measurements. But its acidification appears to be increasing less quickly than that in the rest of the world’s ocean waters.Yereth Rosen
A long-term fix for the fire-suppression sprinkler system at Bethel’s much anticipated swimming pool has been identified, and repairs should be underway by early December, the city announced Friday afternoon.Lisa Demer

The Barrow High School Whalers are featured in a Sports Illustrated production of “Underdogs: Inspiring Stories in High School Football."

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