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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 29, 2015

A Dark View of Arctic Geopolitics; Shell's Arctic Drilling Rig Arrives to Dutch Harbor; Gov. Walker Signs Fuels Tax Increase; What the Supreme Court's Redistricting Decision Means For Alaska; Kachemak Residents Buck A Hatchery Proposal in Tutka Bay; Katmai Bear Cams Draw International Audience of Millions; Bristol Bay Salmon Camp: 'Can We Eat the Fin?' Download Audio

A Dark View of Geopolitics in the Arctic

World leaders speak of the Arctic as a "zone of peace and co-operation." But continued tranquility is just one forecast for the region. A much darker scenario came today from a Canadian policy scholar with an insider's view of Russia. Download Audio:

Shell’s Arctic drilling rig arrives to Dutch Harbor

The Transocean Polar Pioneer, a drill rig contracted by Royal Dutch Shell, has arrived in Dutch Harbor. The oil company plans to use the port as a hub this summer as part of their exploratory Arctic drilling effort. There’s very little opposition in the tiny Alaskan town in comparison to that in Seattle, where some environmental activists went so far as to chain themselves to one of Shell’s Arctic drilling support vessels last month. Download Audio:

Gov. Walker Signs Fuels Tax Increase

Alaska Governor Bill Walker has officially signed off on the state's first tax increase in a decade. Download Audio:

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Women's Soccer Game Tonight Features The World's Top 2 Teams

The second-ranked U.S. plays No. 1 Germany in a semifinal. They're battling for a spot in Sunday's final.

Dozens Dead In Indonesia Air Force Plane Crash

The C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff today into a residential area in Medan, the country's third-largest city.

5 Things You Should Know About Chris Christie

The New Jersey governor has seen his political stock fall, but he'll try to begin anew with his official presidential announcement on Tuesday at his high school alma mater.

Greece Hours Away From Defaulting On IMF Loan

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging Greeks to vote "no" in Sunday's referendum on proposals from the country's creditors. He says European leaders won't let Greece exit the eurozone.

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