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Arkansas

Mass shooting shutters Arkansas town’s only grocery store — for now

FORDYCE, Ark. (AP) — A steady rain was falling outside Fordyce High School, but that didn’t deter an army of volunteers who raced to hand out jugs of milk and bags of groceries to a line of cars snaked around the parking lot. In the days since a shooter killed four people and injured 10 […]

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Alaska

Report on Alaska mine urges more scrutiny for projects | Politics | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — 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, a report set to be released by a U.S. House panel says. The Associated Press obtained a copy of […]

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Alaska

EPA proposes restrictions in fight over Alaska mine | Politics | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, the latest in a long-running dispute over efforts by developers to advance the mine in a region known for its salmon runs. Critics of the Pebble Mine […]

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