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Feds pause Arctic deepwater port prep

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday it is halting, for 12 months, work on a deepwater port in the Arctic.
Probe finds EPA error caused mine spill

BILLINGS, Mont. - Government investigators squarely blamed the U.S.
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Parks: Welcome, Fourth Graders

A new national program aims to get fourth graders, and their families, into national parks for free.
Man bitten by shark on Outer Banks is 7th this summer

RALEIGH, N.C. - A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters.
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Police: Cause of Rhode Island beach blast may never be known

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Investigators have found no physical evidence of an explosion on the ground after a woman on a Rhode Island beach was thrown into a rock jetty, and officials said Monday there may never be an explanation as to what exactly happened.
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Misunderstood whale tackled at chamber luncheon

Perhaps nobody knows the bronze whale and its habitat like Rorie Watt, Director of Engineering for the City and Borough of Juneau.
Honoring Alaska's WWII history

In an old Army Air Force hangar in Yakutat, Bob Miller has boxes of World War II-era letters from soldiers to loved ones.
Flipping Douglas Island

Hikers and runners, berry pickers and mushroom foragers, nature lovers and big game hunters are all lured to the pathway that leads to the backside of Douglas Island by the same promise: untouched wilderness. That soon could change.
My Turn: EPA is at it again

While Juneau is working on its economic development plan, the federal government is back at adopting costly and burdensome new regulations at the expense of sustainable growth.
Alaska deep-water port proposed for vessels in Arctic waters

ANCHORAGE - A historic Alaska gold-mining city could be the first place where the federal government invests in a deep-water port to serve vessels in Arctic waters.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to release a study for public comment that suggests expanding the Port of Nome as a first step in improving infrastructure along Alaska's west and north coast.Nome is south of the Bering Strait but far closer to Arctic waters than the nearest Coast Guard base in Kodiak, an island east of the Aleutian Chain.


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