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Alaska's mines keep plugging

...following Anglo-American's divestiture in late 2013.However, mining opponents suffered a setback when a U.S. Alaska District Court judge in Anchorage enjoined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from proceeding with a preemptive move...
Regular mail becomes less so in village

...Efforts are underway to fill the vacancy permanently, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Dawn Peppinger in the Alaska district.Peppinger said the resignation was not done with enough advance notice to prepare someone to quickly fill the position...
Seasonal workers double Healy's population

...We have about 120 boxes available," said Dawn Peppinger, the postal service's acting marketing manager for the Alaska District. "What we see typically in other communities within Alaska that have a lot of transients because of the tourist...
Judge wants better rationale from Corps on CD-5 decision

A U.S. Alaska District Court judge has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not provide an adequate rationale for its decision to allow...
Abel takes controls of Alaska Coast Guard

...docks of the U.S. Coast Guard's Station Juneau on Thursday to look on as a new leader was given command over the Alaska district and its approximately 2,700 service members.The 17th Coast Guard District will now be under the command of Rear...
State | Local
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...Greene during a United States Coast Guard Change of Command Ceremony on June 6 at Centennial Hall. And the entire Alaska district is now under the command of Rear Admiral Daniel Abel, who took charge from the district's outgoing commander...
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...current minimum wage of $7.75 an hour by $2 an hour over two years and adjust it for inflation after that.The Alaska District Council of Laborers, in written comments to the House Labor and Commerce Committee, which advanced the bill Wednesday...
State | AK legislature
USPS lowers package pricing in rural Alaska towns the same prices those customers enjoyed prior to the January 2014 price changes," said Ron Haberman, USPS Alaska district manager, in the announcement.Standard post items will be shipped for the lower price from any ZIP code within Alaska...
Juneau lawmakers weigh in on same-sex marriage

...but there is an appeal before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Nevada - a federal court with jurisdiction over Alaska district courts - that challenges Nevada's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, said Joshua Decker, the interim executive...
State | AK legislature
Holiday spirit lasts year-round for Pepperworth

...the season by five days this year. All of the money raised in Alaska supports in-state programs, he said.The Alaska district of the Salvation Army touched almost 82,000 Alaskans in 2012, or about one-in-nine people in the state. In...


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