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Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline could impact Alaska

Supertanker in Canadian waters. Photo by Bruce Hill, courtesy of Living Oceans.

Enbridge Inc. is proposing to build a pipeline that would transport oil sands crude 730 miles from Alberta, Canada to the coast of British Columbia. From there, the pipeline would fill supertankers headed primarily to China. The fastest route takes them straight through Alaskan waters. KSTK’s Anne Hillman found out more about how this proposed project could impact our state.

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Ferry, education cuts featured in Wrangell’s finance committee testimony

The ferry Aurora docks in Gustavus in 2010. Rough weather kept the ship from sailing its Lynn Canal routes twice this week. (Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities)
Five Wrangell residents testified Wednesday at a House Finance Committee hearing on the state’s proposed operating budget. Several speakers expressed concerns about proposed cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System and to educational programs. more

Salard trial delayed until May

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The jury trial of Wrangell doctor Greg Salard, accused of possessing and distributing child pornography, has been delayed another three months. Assistant Federal Defender Cara McNamara requested more time to prepare her defense. more