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Biden calls for fresh look at ANWR leasing, environmental effects

The Biden Administration will develop a revised Environmental Impacts Statement on oil and gas leasing in the 1.6-million-acre coastal plain within the 19.3 million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Department of...

Cuomo defiant after probe says he sexually harassed 11 women

NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed nearly a dozen women in and out of state government and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers, New...

Free climber scales London skyscraper in climate stunt

LONDON (AP) — A 21-year-old free climber who was imprisoned two years ago for climbing the U.K.'s tallest skyscraper has scaled another building in London, this time to draw attention to climate change.George...

Man ends in Hawaii mental hospital after being mistaken for Alaska prisoner

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials wrongly arrested a homeless man for a crime committed by someone else, locked him up in a state hospital for more than two years, forced him to take...

US will review oil and gas leasing program in Alaska refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is moving ahead with a new environmental review of oil and gas leasing in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Interior secretary said...

Legislators hear from Valley residents

WASILLA — The House comprehensive fiscal plan working group stopped in Wasilla on Friday to hear public comment from residents in the Valley. For over two hours, more than 30 residents of the...

Racist? Felix Rivera attacks white males for running and winning political office

Felix Rivera, fair-skinned hispanic gay Assembly member in Anchorage, raised eyebrows last month when he stated, during a forum on The Alaska Black Caucus Facebook page, that there are too many white males in...

Court nixes some caps for Alaska campaign contributions

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A divided federal appeals court panel has struck down several campaign contribution caps in Alaska, including a $500-a-year limit on what an individual can give a candidate.The decision, released...

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