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Empire Editorial: No war on Bristol Bay

...This week a Native leader from Bristol Bay came south to discuss his region's fears about the precedent that Juneau's Kensington Mine could set for disposal of mine tailings nationwide. The reception was chilly, if not chilling. Sound off on...
We've reached the moment of truth

For the past three weeks the tension, apprehension and, yes, suspicion surrounding Juneau's Kensington Mine has grown in speed and intensity. It's now at a feverish pitch.
Coeur's Wheeler steps down after 25 years

...Mines Corp. announced Friday that longtime CEO Dennis Wheeler has stepped down. The Idaho-based owner of Juneau's Kensington Mine named Mitchell J. Krebs, currently Coeur's chief financial officer, to replace him.Wheeler has been the...
Forest Service chief tours Tongass with Murkowski

...Mountain mine sites.Her written testimony suggested workers at Niblack could take a boat, like workers at Juneau's Kensington Mine do. Young said Weldon didn't have to "paddle across the Potomac in a canoe" to get to the hearing in Washington...
Elton's seat gaining interest

A list of candidates who should represent Juneau in the Alaska Senate is solidifying, with Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, looking to be the popular nominee.
Alaska House backs Kensington permits

JUNEAU - The Alaska House of Representatives voted again Thursday to symbolically support permits for Juneau's Kensington Mine, which currently await review by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Alaska gold production at its highest since 1916

...We've never had that before," said Steve Borell, executive director of the Alaska Miners Association. Juneau's Kensington mine is scheduled to begin production late next year. It would be the state's third-largest. Two smaller gold...
Colbert mocks Coeur decision

Stephen Colbert brought up Juneau's Kensington mine controversy Wednesday evening on "The Colbert Report," his Comedy Central show that satirizes conservative news pundits. Colbert...
Companies post record profits

The owners of Juneau's Kensington and Greens Creek mines reported record-setting corporate earnings this week.
Murkowski, Binkley see support from big industry

...campaign. From the mining industry, supporters included Dennis Wheeler, CEO of Coeur d'Alene Mines, which owns Juneau's Kensington Mine, and Steve Borrell, executive director of the Alaska Miners Association. The governor has been a strong advocate...


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