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18 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of billions of barrels of crude below the ocean floor. Royal […]

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21 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some western Alaska Natives can travel back and forth to a Russian region without a visa under a 1989 agreement that was recently revived. Vera Metcalf, a Native leader who works part time with the State Department, said Friday that the program allows indigenous residents from both sides of the Bering […]

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JUL 31, 2015 - Fox News

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Federal court blocks logging in largest national forest, Alaska officials fuming

A federal appeals court has locked down America's largest national forest from logging, in a tight decision that reverses a Bush-era bid to open up the Alaska land and has state officials fuming.

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JUL 30, 2015 - Washington Times

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Fines ordered as long as ship blocked from heading to Arctic

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge in Alaska on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangle from a bridge in Oregon and block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic. There was no sign ...

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JUL 30, 2015 - Washington Post

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Small thaw in U.S.-Russian relations at the Alaska frontier

Native residents of both sides of the Bering Strait will now be able to visit each other without the need for visas.

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