Study on effects of uranium mining near Grand Canyon may end

FILE--In this June 7, 2013, fie photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, scientists, from left, Christine Dowling, Adam Benthem, and David Naftz collect soil samples on the Canyon Mine property in Arizona. More than a quarter of the way into a 20-year ban on the filing of new mining claims around the Grand Canyon, scientists say they don't have the data they need to show whether uranium negatively is impacting plants, animals and a water source for more than 30 million people. (Katie Walton-Day/U.S. Geological Survey via AP, file)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. scientists studying the effects of uranium mining around the Grand Canyon say they are lacking information on whether the radioactive element is hurting plants, animals and a water source for more than 30 million people.

Oregon lawmakers look ahead to capping greenhouse gases

FILE - This Jan. 11, 2018 file photo shows dark clouds hovering over the Capitol in Salem, Ore. Oregon’s Legislature ended its 2018 session on Saturday, March 3, 2018 wrapping up an almost month-long session that saw additional gun controls, an attempt to curb opioid abuse and a remedy to prevent losses to state coffers from the federal tax overhaul. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, file)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With the short 2018 legislative session behind them, Oregon politicians are already looking forward to pushing a cap on greenhouse gas emissions during next year’s long session.

Lawsuit filed as U.S. fails to list walruses as threatened

FILE - In this September 2013, file photo provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), walruses gather to rest on the shores of the Chukchi Sea near the coastal village of Point Lay, Alaska. A national environmental organization seeking additional protections for Pacific walrus is suing the Trump administration for failing to list the marine mammals as a threatened species. (Ryan Kingsbery/USGS via AP, File)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An environmental group sued the Trump administration Thursday over its failure to list Pacific walruses as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice, the primary habitat of the marine mammals.

Iditarod musher claims race official threatened him

FILE - In this March 7, 2015, file photo, musher Wade Marrs of Willow, Alaska, leads his team during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Marrs, in a statement released by his kennel Tuesday, March 6, 2018, claims the head of the Iditarod's drug testing program, Dr. Morrie Craig, threatened to reveal his dogs tested positive for a banned substance. Marrs felt it was out of retaliation for the musher being vocal about how race officials have handled dog doping. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro, File)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The head of the Iditarod’s drug testing program, who is challenging his termination from a university job over allegations of bullying and sexual harassment, has been accused of threatening a musher just before the start of this year’s race — another black mark for the beleaguered, world-famous sled dog race.

Navy starts under-ice submarine exercise off Alaska’s coast

This 2016 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, shows a submarine after breaking through ice in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast. The U.S. Navy has kicked off biennial submarine testing and training under sea ice off Alaska's north coast--the exercises are dubbed Ice Exercise 2018, or ICEX18, and will include maneuvers by three submarines under Arctic ice, including a British vessel, over five weeks. (U.S. Navy via AP)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Navy has begun five weeks of submarine training and testing off Alaska’s north coast that will include breaching the massive underwater vessels through Arctic sea ice.

Directors departing Wynn Resorts’ board as lawsuits pile up

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar at the Boston Convention Center in Boston. The state of Oregon has sued Wynn and the board of directors of Wynn Resorts Ltd. for allegedly failing to act in the best interests of shareholders and stop a pervasive pattern of sexual misconduct at the company. The civil case was filed Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Wynn has denied harassed and assaulted women. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts on Wednesday announced the departure of two members of its board of directors as lawsuits against its members and the company’s founder continued to pile up amid a sexual misconduct scandal.



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