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Young announces plans for 3 House debates, forums

U.S. Rep. Don Young has agreed to participate in three debates and forums in the lead-up to the November general election.

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic — the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana.
DAVID CRARY

BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

JUNEAU - BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.
Becky Bohrer

Strong salmon runs recorded in Yukon River

FAIRBANKS - The Yukon River is having strong runs of silver and chum salmon this fall, giving a boost to fishermen after another tepid summer for king salmon. Sonar counts on the Lower Yukon at Pilot Station had tallied 233,000 silver...
JEFF RICHARDSON

Denali road crews juggle access with protection

FAIRBANKS - The workers on the Denali National Park and Preserve road crews spend their time navigating a narrow path between two imposing bodies.
WESTON MORROW

Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

ANCHORAGE - Road construction costs north of the Alaska Range have increased because of the higher cost of asphalt, a consequence predicted when the North Pole refinery stopped producing asphalt oil June 1.

As ship yard goes, so goes Ketchikan

KETCHIKAN — Ketchikan could see significant economic benefits — both in terms of new jobs and money spent in the community — if either the state or private companies choose the Ketchikan Shipyard for large-scale...
MATT ARMSTRONG

Begich's health insurance idea gets look from federal government

After a push from D-Sen. Mark Begich, the Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to study the benefits of the senator's proposed "Copper Plan," a low-cost insurance option under the Affordable Care Act, better known as...
ANNA BISARO

Fairbanks roaster serves up coffee brews

FAIRBANKS - Water is an important coffee ingredient, which is why Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. is trucking water to its new coffee stand location inside the Museum of the North.
SAM FRIEDMAN

Group seeks to restore crippled creek

FAIRBANKS - Cripple Creek used to wind and snake its way down Chena Ridge near Fairbanks, until a mining company cut a ditch in the 1930s to create a straighter channel it needed to support its operations.
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