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  1. Third Dutch Harbor seafood plant employee sentenced in Clean Air Act caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    The last of three federal defendants who pleaded guilty this year to Clean Air Act violations at a Dutch Harbor seafood plant was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation, avoiding the maximum sentence of two years in prison. U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline also ordered Bryan Beigh, 48, to pay a $750 fine.

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  2. Laine Welch: 2015 outlook good for Alaska fisheriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska is poised for some big fish stories next year based on predictions trickling in from state and federal managers. For the state's largest fishery -- Alaska pollock -- the Eastern Bering Sea stock has more than doubled its 10-year average to top 9 million tons, or 20 billion pounds.

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  3. Dutch Harbor seafood plant employees get jail time for Clean Air Act violationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Anchorage Daily News

    Two former supervisors at a Dutch Harbor seafood plant were sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Anchorage to jail time for Clean Air Act violations. James Hampton , 45, the former assistant chief engineer for Westward Seafoods Inc., and Raul Morales , 53, former powerhouse supervisor, each faced a single Clean Air Act tampering charge.

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  4. Shell faces obstacles even in scaled-back Arctic drilling bidRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2013 | Anchorage Daily News

    Shell plans to make a dramatically scaled-back bid to find crude oil in Arctic waters next year, following a headline-grabbing 2012 season that left the firm with a beached drilling rig, air pollution fines and embarrassing equipment failures. But even though the company is prepared to scrap its damaged Kulluk drilling unit and focus solely on wells in the potentially more lucrative Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast, major hurdles remain before the firm can return to the Arctic frontier.

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  5. Hawaii shipping company buys Alaska operations of Horizon LinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Anchorage Daily News

    The shipping company with the largest share of the Hawaii market said Tuesday it will buy the Alaska operations of its competitor. Matson Inc., which has the largest share of the U.S. mainland-to-Hawaii market, said it will buy Horizon Lines Inc. for $69 million.

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  6. Agony of the Aleutians: The Forgotten InternmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 9 | Anchorage Daily News

    An umiak, loaded with people, at shoreline with two rowboats alongside at the Ward Lake Evacuation Camp, Killisnoo, ca. 1942.

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  7. High seas, hurricane winds predicted for storm headed toward AleutiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | Anchorage Daily News

    A graphic prepared by the Marine Exchange of Alaska shows vessels in the waters off Southwest Alaska and the Aleutian Islands moving in preparation for a storm expected to hit the Bering Sea Thursday. The dark green triangles represent fishing vessels.

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  8. Major storm bears down on Aleutians, Southwest AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | Anchorage Daily News

    A major storm developing from the remnants of Typhoon Nuri is expected to affect a board swath of Western Alaska on Friday, according to a special weather statement issued Wednesday by the National Weather Service's Anchorage office . The storm is expected to bring intense winds and high seas to a region that includes the Aleutian and Pribilof islands, the Kuskokwim Delta, Bristol Bay, and the Alaska Peninsula.

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  9. Laine Welch: Fisheries report finds 2013 was record-breaking year for wild salmon landingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska claimed the nation's top three fishing ports for seafood catches last year, and wild salmon landings -- 95 percent from Alaska -- topped 1 billion pounds, an all-time record and a 70 percent increase from 2012. Dutch Harbor topped the list for landings for the 17th year running with 753 million pounds of fish crossing the docks last year, valued at nearly $200 million.

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  10. Norwegian company looks to Alaska for Arctic shipping stopover portRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2013 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Norwegian shipping company is considering using a yet-to-be-determined Western Alaska port as a hub for growing commerce in the Arctic Ocean, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell said Tuesday.

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  11. Alaska Airlines drops fares in annual PFD saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    It's as predictable as the Permanent Fund dividend itself: the rush of PFD airfare deals presented each year to coincide with the annual cash dump into Alaskans' bank accounts. Anchorage travelers benefit from a robust competitive market, so it's not unusual to have airfare sales all the time.

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  12. Masses of dead jellyfish in Alaska waters not unusual, says NOAA scientistRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    A jellyfish graveyard that settled on the beach of Clam Gulch last week proved a peculiar sight for some locals and prompted curious phone calls to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. , more commonly known as the northern sea nettle, can grow to 23 inches across and weigh up to 8 pounds.

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  13. Masses of dead jellyfish around Alaska nothing unusual, says NOAARead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    A jellyfish graveyard that settled in on the beach of Clam Gulch last week was a peculiar sight for some locals and prompted several curious phone calls to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The Chrysaora Melanaster, more commonly known as the northern sea nettle jellyfish, can grow to be 23 inches across and weigh up to 8 pounds each.

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  14. Sizing up Alaska's classic bars, past and presentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Anchorage's The Monkey Wharf, with live monkeys behind glass taunting patrons, is long gone. Cocaine-fueled nights at Dutch Harbor's Elbow Room, where patrons slicked down the floor with beer to see how far waitresses could be slid, had its last call long ago.

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  15. Active and remote: Cleveland volcano now ready for prime timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    An ash cloud puffs from Mount Cleveland in a March 14, 2013 satellite photo. New equipment installed on the volcano this summer will provide scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory with more and better information about its activity.

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  16. Shell's new Chukchi plan: Two rigs drilling wells at the same timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Noble Discoverer prepares for its initial Chukchi Sea drilling operation in this view from the deck of the Tor Viking icebreaker September 8, 2012.

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  17. Fishery council chair's response to bycatch criticism snagged bottomRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    OPINION: When it comes to reducing trawler bycatch, there's apparently good money to be made in prolonging the problem.

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  18. Feds charge third Alaska seafood plant employee with Clean Air Act violationRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    The government has charged another former Dutch Harbor seafood plant employee for working with his supervisors to cover up their failure to use emissions reducing systems.

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  19. Feds charge second seafood plant employee for covering up emission violationsRead the original story

    Aug 9, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Federal prosecutors in Alaska have charged a previously unnamed Dutch Harbor seafood plant employee with a Clean Air Act violation, stemming from allegations he falsified emissions forms that were then used unwittingly by his employer.

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  20. Luxury cruise line plans Northwest Passage voyageRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Crystal Serenity is set to traverse the infamous Northwest Passage on a 32-day trip across the Arctic in the summer of 2016.

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