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Fed Judge Slaps Greenpeace Protesters With $2,500/Hr. Fine; 'Shell No' Protesters Turn Back the Fennica; A Tale of 2 Murkowski Bills - One Partisan, One Not; Instrument Data ‘Another Piece of the Puzzle’ in Fatal Plane Crash; Under Alaska Management, the Mosquito River is Open for Business; Bethel Advances The Possibility of A City-Run Liquor Store; Ketchikan Borough To Vote on Tobacco Tax; BC tribal protest stops mine exploration, for now; Wrangell Opens A New Cultural Center, Carving Shed Download Audio

Fed Judge Slaps Greenpeace Protesters With $2,500/Hr. Fine

A federal judge has found Greenpeace in contempt for blocking the path of an Arctic drilling vessel trying to make its way from Portland, Ore. to Alaska. Download Audio

‘Shell No’ Protesters Turn Back the Fennica

"Shell No" is the theme of a protest happening right now as Shell's Fennica icebreaker tries to head north after undergoing repairs in Oregon. Download Audio

Tale of 2 Murkowski Bills: Bipartisan and Not

Sen. Lisa Murkowski passed two major bills out of the Senate Energy Committee today, each containing priorities she’s been working on since she became the panel's chairman. One passed on a strict party-line vote while the other passed overwhelmingly, but each bill reflects elements of the senator’s legislative style. Download Audio

NPR News

New York Court: Chimps Are Still Property, Not People

The judge wrote that someday they may get legal rights, but courts don't embrace change quickly. The chimps are held by Stony Brook University.

The Most Popular High School Plays and Musicals

Bye Bye Birdie, Our Town and Beauty and the Beast have all spent time at the top of Dramatics' high school theater rankings. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.

Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?

A University of Cincinnati officer faces murder charges for the traffic stop death of Samuel DuBose, and now critics are questioning the growing trend of giving campus cops weapons.

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