In Wednesday’s news:
- Nome Common Council authorizes completion of schematic design for Richard Foster Building;
- Pilot escapes injury after helicopter crash at Pogo Mine;
- Federal judge determines Shell’s spill response plan was legal during failed 2012 Arctic drilling campaign;
- State environmental regulators approve permit of oil drilling waste storage in Nikiski;
- Palmer math teacher plans to run for lieutenant governor;
- U.S. Coast Guard celebrates its 223rd birthday.