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5 hrs ago | SFGate

Education a sticking point as session nears end

Packing boxes dot the walls on the fourth floor of the state Capitol late Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska.

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Related Topix: Juneau, AK, Anchorage, AK, Chugiak, AK, Sean Parnell, US Governors

9 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

'Recall Lindsey Holmes' group takes petition dismissal to court

Rep. Lindsey Holmes speaks to reporters during a House Majority press availability, Feb. 27, 2014.

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13 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 4/20/2014

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Theatre 4/26-4/26/2014 Michael Rosen 's award-winning book We're Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in this fun-filled adaptation with a lively score.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Symphony, Arts, Opera, Wagner, Bluegrass, Bela Fleck

18 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Sitka Tribe awarded foundation grant

The STA grant is for $250,000 over three years for a project called "Wooch.een Yei Jigaxtoonei: Working Together to Increase Family Engagement."

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22 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

It will be up to the House to decide whether to accept the Senate plan, which advanced on the 89th day of the scheduled 90-day session.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Retirement

Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

Paul Jenkins: Democrats cling to ACES in defiance of reality

Any rational person must marvel at the Democrats' Kafkaesque fetish for returning to Alaska's failed, economy-busting oil tax and their odd predilection for turning good news into sour milk.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Sports

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Sullivan, a Marine and ex-natural resources head, goes on the attack in Senate race

U. S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan is the former Attorney General of Alaska and former commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska Government, Anchorage, AK

KGOT-FM Anchorage

Lawmakers unable to finish before Easter

And while legislative leaders have hoped to finish their work early given that Sunday is Easter, a lot of major pieces remain in play.

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Related Topix: University of Alaska Fairbanks

The Daily News Journal

State shows top combined sales tax rate

Tennessee has the highest combined state and local sales tax rate in the country at 9.44 percent and Alaska the lowest at 1.69 percent, according to a 2013 report from the Tax Foundation, a conservative think tank.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Fri Apr 18, 2014

HeraldNet

Bill designates house for Alaska lieutenant governor lodging

The Alaska Senate passed a bill Friday that would designate an historic house in downtown Juneau as the official residence of the state's lieutenant governor.

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KTOO-TV Juneau

Texan confirmed to Alaska Gasline Board

Sen. Hollis French addresses a joint session of the Alaska Legislature during debate about confirmations of the governor's appointees, April 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors, US News

Switched

"Russia with Love": Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

A legal controversy - critics would say scandal - has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the future of its natural gas bounty .

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sean Parnell, US Governors, ConocoPhillips, Energy, Oil & Gas

War Is A Crime

'Russia with Love': Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

A legal controversy - critics would say scandal - has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the future of its natural gas bounty .

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Department of Energy, Sean Parnell, US Governors, ConocoPhillips, Energy, Oil & Gas

Hispanic Business

Saybrook Township man remembers Good Friday Alaska quake

Highways cracked opened, buildings folded and tsunamis rolled into coastal areas.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Thousands of Alaskans fall into ACA a coverage gapa

About 19,000 Alaskans, or 4.4 percent of the state's population, have fallen into a "coverage gap" since the Affordable Care Act was put in place for all U.S. residents, according to a report from local insurance broker Kelly Shattuck.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid, Alaska Government

Phillymag.com

Want to Be Governor, Allyson Schwartz?Mendte: Steal this idea from Alaska.

Hey Allyson Schwartz , if you want to break through and guarantee that you win the Democratic nomination to run for governor, have I got an idea for you.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alaska Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Tom Corbett

Today.Az

Putin's "cold" Alaska joke

In a patriotic fervour, Russians are asking President Vladimir Putin to bring back the US state of Alaska, sold off to the United States in Tsarist times.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Vladimir Putin, World News, Russia,

Anchorage Daily News

House passes bill honoring 20 Native languages

The House passed the bill 38-0 on Wednesday, and now it moves to the Senate, where the State Affairs Committee was scheduled to hear it Thursday, KTOO reported .

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Steve Haycox: Alaska women have played vital role in conservation

Pioneers of Alaska and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies held an unusual event in Homer recently, "Meet the People," where women who had come to the community decades ago shared stories of their Homer lives.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Homer, AK, US News, Environmental Law, Law, Activism

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Alaska class ferry design complete, construction upcoming

The first pieces of the newest state ferries should start to come together late this summer if all continues to go as planned, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Reuben Yost told the Senate Transportation Committee April 15. Meant to service the busy Lynn Canal corridor between Haines-Skagway and Juneau, the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Haines, AK, Skagway, AK, Juneau, AK, Ketchikan, AK

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