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Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

ANCHORAGE - Six environmental groups sued Monday to throw out a federal agency rule that concludes oil exploration off Alaska's northwest coast has a negligible effect on walrus. The groups claim the U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/groups-sue-protect-walrus-drilling
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Alaska voters legalize recreational marijuana

ANCHORAGE - Alaskans have voted to move pot out of the closet. Now it will be up to state officials to decide how marijuana will be publicly sold and taxed. Alaska on Tuesday became the fourth state, along with Washington, D.C.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/alaska-voters-legalize-recreational-mar
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Alaska voters legalize recreational marijuana

Alaska voters have narrowly approved the recreational use of marijuana, joining three other states and the nation's capital in legalizing the drug.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/legal-pot-measure-likely-pass
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Federal agency releases Arctic drilling review

ANCHORAGE - The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Friday released a revised environmental review of proposed petroleum development in Alaska's Chukchi Sea, a step that could lead to a resumption of Arctic Ocean drilling in 2015.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-03/federal-agency-releases-arctic-drilling
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Apologies and regret after police identify wrong man

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska couple knocked on the door of their son's long-time girlfriend Thursday, intending to inform her that he'd been killed in a car accident.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-12/apologies-and-regret-after-police-ident
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Study: Sleeper sharks may kill Steller sea lions

ANCHORAGE - Scientists researching the severe decline in Alaska's Steller sea lion population have a fingered a new possible suspect for the drop: Pacific sleeper sharks, a species previously thought of as a scavenger and fish-eater.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/study-sleeper-sharks-may-kill-steller-s
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35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/35000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alas
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Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

A federal agency is considering lethal measures to protect an Alaska island refuge from an invasive species - caribou.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/alaska-refuge-proposes-killing-invasive
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Anchorage store owner pleads guilty to tobacco fraud

ANCHORAGE - A woman at the center of a tobacco-tax conspiracy that avoided paying municipal tax on more than 12.5 million cigarettes has pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud, money laundering and making false statements.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/anchorage-store-owner-pleads-guilty-tob
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Court says coal discharge into bay is illegal

ANCHORAGE - A permit covering storm-water runoff does not apply to coal falling from a conveyor belt into Resurrection Bay at Seward, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-04/court-says-coal-discharge-bay-illegal
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