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    News of the North

    Monday, October 31st, 2022 - 14 minutes

    A report released by a U.S. House committee says backers of a proposed copper and gold mine in southwest Alaska “tried to trick regulators by pretending to pursue a smaller project with the intention of expanding” after the project was approved.

    Fishing regulators and the seafood industry are coming to grips with the possibility some species that have declined with climate change might not come back.

    The Alaska Native village of Shishmaref is located on a sinking barrier island in the Chukchi Sea near the Bering Strait that separates the U.S. and Russia, where it is constantly threatened by the effects of climate change.

    Juneau Police Department closed a street Saturday morning near Costco and the Rainway Car Wash to investigate a death.

    2022's fall distribution of $15.4 million was approved by the Sealaska Board of Directors Friday.

    A young bar-tailed godwit appears to have set a non-stop distance record for migratory birds by flying at least 8,435 miles from Alaska to the Australian state of Tasmania.

    The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball encountered a formation of Russian and Chinese naval ships near Alaska in September and returned to its Honolulu homeport Friday.

    Saturday was National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and JPD participated in holding a drop off event

    The weekly Chamber of Commerce luncheon was Thursday and the topic was the non-profit organization United Way.

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