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Nation Jan 06U.S. holds first lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic refuge
A state corporation, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, was the main bidder on the leases. Its executive director, Alan Weitzner, in a statement, said in acquiring nine tracts, "Alaska preserves the right to responsibly develop its natural resources."…
Politics Dec 03U.S. plans oil, gas lease sale in Alaska’s Arctic refuge
Conservation groups criticized Thursday's announcement as rushed and based on environmental reviews that are being challenged in court as flawed.
Politics Nov 11Republican Dan Sullivan wins Alaska’s Senate race
The race was determined too early to call on Election Day with a large number of outstanding absentee ballots. State election officials began counting more than 150,000 absentee and other ballots on Tuesday.
Nation Oct 19Bill Walker, Alaska governor, suspends re-election bid
Walker's decision to suspend his campaign came three days after the sudden resignation of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman.
Politics Aug 22Alaska primary sets stage for three-way governor’s race
During Tuesday's primary, Republican former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy advanced to the general election.
Nation May 12EPA clears way for massive mine near pristine Alaskan bay
The Trump administration settled a lawsuit Friday over the proposed development of a massive gold and copper mine at the headwaters of one of Alaska's premier salmon fisheries.