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    • Appeals Court Panel Orders Review of EPA Decision in Alaska

      JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A split federal appeals court panel has sent back for further legal review a 2019 decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw proposed restrictions on large-scale mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. The EPA during the Obama administration proposed but never finalized restrictions on large-scale mining in response to the Pebble Mine project.

    • Dunleavy says Legislature may be called back June 23, unless changes are made by tomorrow

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy said he is "prepared" to call the Legislature back into session on June 23 if they do not craft a full budget by Friday evening, the last day of the special session.

    • Alaska Legislative Leaders Approve Retroactive Allowances

      JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska legislative leaders have agreed to allow lawmakers to collect retroactively an allowance for the special session now nearing its end.

    • Just How Fast is Seward’s Lydia Jacoby

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - When Lydia Jacoby, the 17-year-old Seward Tsunami Swim Club sensation, touched the wall at Tuesday’s U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, in the finals of the 100-meter breaststroke and the her lane clock stopped at one minute 05.28 seconds, a crowd of Juneau’s Glacier Swim Club athletes, clad in swim gear at practice, erupted in cheer.

    • Alaska State Capitol reopens to the public

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Legislative Council, a group made up of members from both the House and Senate, unanimously agreed to reopen the Alaska State Capitol to members of the public in a meeting Wednesday.

    • Story sees PFD and other funding issues not being resolved until August special session

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau Representative Andi Story believes a $525 Permanent Fund Dividend is too low and will eventually be increased to $1,100, but not in this special session.

    • NCL okays Juneau's request for donation redirection

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted 6-3 on Monday evening to decline a $2 million donation from Norwegian Cruise Line, citing it as "inappropriate" and bad timing. Instead, they decided to ask NCL to redirect the funds to the Juneau Community Foundation.

    • Alaska Hiker Chased Off Trail by Bears

      ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hiker who reported needing help following bear encounters on a trail reached a road and flagged down help Wednesday, authorities said.

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    • Just How Fast is Seward’s Lydia Jacoby

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - When Lydia Jacoby, the 17-year-old Seward Tsunami Swim Club sensation, touched the wall at Tuesday’s U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, in the finals of the 100-meter breaststroke and the her lane clock stopped at one minute 05.28 seconds, a crowd of Juneau’s Glacier Swim Club athletes, clad in swim gear at practice, erupted in cheer.

    • Ostrander Champions Struggle with Eating Disorder to Aid Others

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - One of the Alaska’s best distance runners, and most unselfish running camp volunteers, Allie Ostrander, recently revealed through personal media accounts in YouTube and Instagram that she has been struggling with an eating disorder.

    • Seward 17-Year-Old Lydia Jacoby Clinches Summer Olympic Games Swim Berth

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Lydia Jacoby, the 17-year-old Seward Tsunami Swim Club sensation, swam the second-fastest time in the world this season at Tuesday’s U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, to earn a berth in the Summer Olympic Games.

    • Juneau Post 25 Starts Season With Sweep of Chugiak

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau’s Post 25 American Legion baseball team is undefeated in the young season, opening their conference play with a twin-bill sweep of Chugiak Post 33 on Saturday, at Adair Kennedy Field, in between a pair of non-league games against Chugiak on Friday and Sunday.

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