Alaska

Montana man reunites with puppy after bear attack in Alaska

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Montana man was reunited with his 14-week-old border collie two days after the dog disappeared following a bear attack on...

High court sides with Alaska Natives in coronavirus aid case

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Friday that hundreds of millions of dollars in coronavirus relief money tied up in court should benefit Alaska...

Boom in Native American oil complicates Biden climate push

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NEW TOWN, N.D. — On oil well pads carved from the wheat fields around Lake Sakakawea, hundreds of pump jacks slowly bob to extract...

Alaska faces shutdown threat amid budget, dividend dispute

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JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska faces the prospect of a partial government shutdown next week amid an ongoing fight over how much to pay residents...

Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as ‘voice of reason’

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WASHINGTON — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department on Thursday, a rare bipartisan...

Senators press Interior Secretary Haaland on oil lease pause

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WASHINGTON — Both Republican and Democratic senators pressed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for answers Wednesday after a federal court blocked the Biden administration’s suspension...

US will revisit Trump-era decision for Alaska rainforest

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JUNEAU, Alaska — The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to lift restrictions...

‘MeatEater’ audiobook will be a collection of close calls

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NEW YORK — Nothing like a terrifying encounter with a brown bear on the island of Afognak, Alaska, to inspire an audiobook project featuring...

Nominee to oversee Indigenous affairs has widespread support

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President Joe Biden's nominee to oversee Indigenous affairs at the Interior Department said Wednesday he won't impede tribes as they seek...

Proposed conservation plans could affect Alaska mine project

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JUNEAU, Alaska — An agreement announced Tuesday between an Alaska Native village corporation and conservationists would restrict development on lands in the Bristol Bay...