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Update News: Friday, March 15, 2013

In Friday’s news:

  • Body of missing 32-year-old Harvey Pitka of Russian Mission found;
  • Preliminary report from NTSB says cargo plane crashed near Dillingham last week due to “rising terrain”;
  • Department of Interior has concluded review of Shell’s failed 2012 Arctic drilling campaign;
  • UCLA geographer says Arctic shipping could be possible by mid-century;
  • Alaska Senate Finance Committee makes adjustments Thursday to oil tax bill;
  • Alaska House passes $9.8 billion state operating budget.