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Mat-Su commission again rejects controversial monofill plan

After nearly 6 hours of public testimony and debate, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Commission rejected a conditional use permit for a construction waste landfill near Palmer.

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Gas Bills Will Increase by 48 Percent

Some customers are fuming over an Enstar rate increase, although the gas company says it's making up for a warmer than normal winter.

Restrictions on Kings Prompt Threats of Armed Fishing

Restrictions on Kings Prompt Threats of Armed Fishing

Tempers flared at a Tuesday meeting in Bethel on the current state of subsistence fishing, with some people in the area promising to fish regardless of federal regulations aimed at protecting king salmon.

Senators Seek to Restrict EPA's Project Veto Power(1)

Senators Seek to Restrict EPA's Project Veto Power

A bipartisan bill introduced by senators from Louisiana and West Virginia, aimed at limiting the Environmental Protection Agency's veto power over proposed projects, now has support from Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

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Metals Giant Rio Tinto Withdraws from Pebble Mine

The company says it will give its 19.1 percent stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.—the owners of the Pebble Partnership—to two Alaska charities.

Coast Guard: Lack of Planning, Management to Blame for Kulluk Grounding

U.S. Coast Guard report puts blame on Shell Oil for drill rig that went aground off Kodiak Island on Dec. 31, 2012.

Potential Flint Hills Refinery Tenants Emerge

Parnell Proposes Millions in Tax Credits for Alaska's Three Refineries

Gov. Sean Parnell is putting forward a proposal in helping the state's three refineries provide lower cost fuels to in-state customers.

Altaeros Energies flying wind turbine

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Company Scouts Alaska to Test Experimental Flying Wind Turbine

A Boston-based company is scouting for an Alaska location to test a flying wind turbine that could lower power costs in rural villages.

From mining to fisheries: The RDC conference focuses on a thriving Alaska

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