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Denali road crews juggle access, protection

By WESTON MORROW

Rick Weibel has spent nearly 30 years maintaining Denali Park Road, which some critics say should not even be there.


Lucky ducks and birds may find ‘pop-up' wetlands in dry Calif.

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER

Conservationists are temporarily renting 14,000 acres from rice farmers and flooding them just long enough to give the migrating birds a spot for rest and food.


Smart meter probe sought after fires

Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy's residential “smart” meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires.


Kid sucked into pipe reignites debate over storm drain safety

By RYAN J. FOLEY

NIOSH warned cities 12 years ago that installing grates on storm drains could prevent accidents. Many didn't follow the advice.


SHAG gets $375 ticket for bird death

A senior housing facility in Seattle has been issued a $375 federal ticket for blowing nesting birds out of an air vent.



Refinery closure to boost asphalt price

The closure of the North Pole Refinery is leading to higher road construction costs north of the Alaska Range.



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Here’s one big way: They don’t like to drive much and that’s having a big impact on transit and real estate. To learn more watch a live webcast Sept. 16.

Raymond Handling Concepts is selling the machine to benefit two breast cancer charities.

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