Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing lab

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is planning to build a lab to test shellfish for naturally occurring toxins that could pose a health threat to subsistence harvesters in the region.

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Edna Bay is newest Alaska city

A state commissioner signed off this week on Edna Bay’s cityhood, making it Alaska’s newest second-class city and the first to incorporate in a decade.

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Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake.

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Obama announces plan to tighten card security

Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.

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Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux

If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say.

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