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Look under the surface of Cross Sound, south of Glacier Bay National Park, and you'll find Facebook. Google is there, too, as is the picture of the cat you just posted on Instagram.
State | Local
Southeast lands $6.7M in PILT payments

...the Last Frontier are receiving some $28.5 million in Payment-in-Lieu of Taxes money from the federal Department of the Interior. Juneau is getting $1.9 million of that, and the rest of Southeast Alaska will split about $4.8 million...
Bulldog reporter Tkacz dies at 61

Bob Tkacz may not have always been well-liked, but he was always respected, according to those who knew the longtime reporter. Tkacz was found dead Tuesday evening in his Fourth Street office in Juneau. He was 61.
Anti-KSM groups seek federal help

A proposed British Columbia transboundary mine that would dwarf any mining development in Alaska has attracted the attention of environmental groups in the state because of a concern that runoff from the mine will degrade Southeast Alaska's fish habitats.
Local | Outdoors
Alaska Editorial: Kulluk report inspires no confidence for Arctic operations

The following editorial first appeared in the Anchorage Daily News: The United States Coast Guard didn't mince words in its report of the grounding of Shell's drilling rig, the Kulluk, in December 2012.
Alaska Editorial: Lawsuit over denied ANWR plan is the right move

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Gov.
Alaska communities to receive $28.5M in PILT

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Tuesday that $28.5 million in payment in lieu of taxes, or PILT, funding will be distributed to Alaska communities...
KSM part III: 'A perfect storm' for mining push?

Editor's note: This is part three of a three-part series on the KSM mine, a proposed transboundary mine in British Columbia.
My Turn: The refuge and the road

...threatened to block Jewell's confirmation as the new secretary unless Jewell approved building the road the Department of the Interior has already stated would cause "irreparable harm to habitat and the species that the wildlife refuge was established...
Community leader accused of embezzling from ANB nonprofits

The director of two nonprofit organizations run by an Alaska Native civil rights group in Juneau has been charged with a felony for allegedly embezzling tens of thousands of dollars. State prosecutors say Robert W.


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