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EPA blocks mining project proposal that threatened Alaskan salmon | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Environmental Protection Agency has blocked a controversial mining project set for development in Alaska over concerns about adverse effects on salmon fisheries in the area, according to a release from the agency. The announcement stops the Pebble Mine project, which would have become the largest copper, gold and molybdenum extraction site on […]

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First on CNN: White House kicking off six-week Covid-19 booster push | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Biden administration is launching a critical, six-week push aimed at stepping up Americans’ Covid-19 booster vaccinations heading into the holiday season. “With winter and holiday gatherings right around the corner, more Americans getting their updated vaccine will help avoid thousands of preventable Covid-19 deaths. The six-week campaign will focus on reaching seniors […]

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GOP states seek to defend Covid-19 migrant expulsion policy in case where court struck policy down | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  Several Republican-led states asked a court to let them intervene in a case striking down Title 42 rule, so that the states could defend the Trump-era policy, which has allowed for the expulsion of more than 1 million migrants at the US-Mexico border. The 15 GOP states filed the request to intervene on […]

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Democrats are facing stiff battles for governor in these key states | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  Democratic nominees for governor are facing the stiffest competition this year as the party tries to hold on to its gains from the “blue wave” of 2018, even though Republicans are defending more governorships in November. Democrats hold 16 of the 36 gubernatorial seats on the ballot, including in key states like Arizona, […]

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