With protest in Oregon over, Shell prepares for Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE - Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of billions of barrels of crude below the ocean floor.Royal Dutch Shell PLC now only needs the 380-foot Fennica, repaired at a Portland shipyard, to be on hand at the drill site to ask federal regulators for permission to dig into oil-bearing rock already included on its Arctic offshore leases.
Officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

...officer should have just let DuBose drive off.___Welsh-Huggins reported from Columbus.___Associated Press writers Dan Sewell and Dylan Lovan in Cincinnati and Michelle Smith in Providence, Rhode Island, contributed to this report.
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Today In Sports History for July 31 in the 200 meters in a record 19.32 seconds, becoming the first male Olympian to win the 200 and 400 in a single games. Dan O'Brien wins gold in the decathlon, four years after failing to make the U.S. Olympic team.2004 - Karen Stupples wins...
Around Town for Friday, July 31

...Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m., 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: 463-5680 or 463-5690.Dan Hopson's classical guitar, 7-9 p.m., Baranof Hotel.Perseverance Theatre's "Shakespeare's Stars", 7:30 p...
Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

...something of a liability for anybody coming into office, and they need to have a very proactive policy to address it," said Dan Mendelson, CEO of Avalere Health, a market analysis and consulting firm. Mendelson served in the Clinton White House as a...
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Testimony finishes in doc's child porn trial

...until another file overwrites them.Outside the presence of the jury Monday, co-counsel Assistant Federal Public Defender Dan Poulson argued that the government did not have sufficient evidence to prove the "possession" of child pornography charge...
Court orders review of video testimony in sex abuse case

ANCHORAGE - A Fairbanks man convicted in 2013 of sexually abusing two young girls will have his case reviewed after the Alaska Court of Appeals determined the children's videotaped testimony did not receive proper scrutiny by the trial judge.
4-H to host weekly Adventure Club

...multi-day expeditions as the club develops.Participants are invited to attend the first meeting at noon this Sunday at the Dan Moller trailhead (the hiking trailhead as you head up Blueberry Hill road not the snow machine trail at the top of the road...
Alaska Science Forum: Alaska's wildfires and the changing boreal forest

...coniferous to deciduous vegetation began around 1990 and will continue over the next several decades," wrote UAF researcher Dan Mann in a paper published in 2012. "Our modeling results support previous inferences that Alaska's boreal forest is now shifting...
Damaged Shell icebreaker arrives in Oregon for repairs

...people earlier this week when he undercut his climate legacy and gave conditional approval to Shell to drill in the Arctic," Dan Ritzman, director of Sierra Club's Arctic campaign, said in a statement.Environmentalists worry the Arctic's remoteness...


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