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New EPA chief steps into Alaska mine controversy

DILLINGHAM - President Barack Obama's top environmental official was visibly moved as people in this fishing town told her the giant Pebble Mine would kill wild salmon and destroy their culture. Read more

Congress pushes EPA on giant Alaska mine

WASHINGTON - Republicans in Congress hope to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from blocking the gigantic Pebble open pit mine in Alaska, proposed for one of the last places left on the globe to support huge runs of wild salmon. Read more

Young prepares to run for 21st term with little apparent opposition

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young is preparing to run for his 21st two-year term and the Democrats still don't have a recognizable challenger out raising campaign cash as the year ends. Read more

Alaska Rep. Don Young, college professor continue to trade jabs

ANCHORAGE - The feud between Alaska Congressman Don Young and prominent historian Douglas Brinkley that started at a House committee hearing last Friday has continued, with Brinkley calling Young a bully and a "low-grade Joseph McCarthy. Read more

Anchorage to host meeting of Energy Council; group's February meeting a big draw for lawmakers

ANCHORAGE - The Energy Council, a group whose Washington, D.C., gatherings shut down Alaska's legislative sessions every February because so many lawmakers attend, is bringing its show to Anchorage for three days this week. Read more

Navy gives itself clearance to sink 2 ships a year in the Gulf of Alaska for training

ANCHORAGE — The Navy has obtained authority to blast and sink as many as two real ships a year in the Gulf of Alaska over... Read more

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