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Articles from the February 29, 2012 edition

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 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 29, 2012

$8.25 billion agreed value of TAPS-for now

In a surprise move Monday, the Valdez City Council signed off on a negotiated deal that will set the taxable value of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) at $8.25 billion for this year. The...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 29, 2012

New middle school project meets a milestone

Valdez is one step closer to actually building a new middle school after the committee formed to guide the long-running process selected a preliminary “concept design” to present to city, school and state officials for approval. “This is a...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Main News    February 29, 2012

Does a whale’s nose know the way to food?

Julie Hagelin remembers the day she hugged a rare New Zealand kakapo parrot to her chest. The soft, green bird emitted the scent of lavender, like dust and honey; it lingered upon Hagelin’s t-shirt...