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That would be up from $45 Tuesday

As the price of oil continues its downward slide, the Energy Department is predicting oil prices of $58 per barrel in 2015, and $75 per barrel in 2016. It’s also predicting U.S. shale production will begin to tail off in the second half of 2015. The forecast was part of a monthly outlook released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Congress is asking the EPA to produce documents about the permit review under the Clean Water Act on the Pebble Mine.

Governor Sean Parnell has signed a bill rejecting pay increases for himself and other top state executives.

Galena has its work cut out for it in the coming construction season as it rebuilds from disastrous flooding last year.

Seiners took in 10,300 tons of herring in the first two openings of the sac roe herring fishery in Sitka.