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1 hr ago | Anchorage Daily News

Third-party candidates could tip scales in Alaska's US Senate race

One's a former Republican legislator who pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy in 2011 as part of the FBI's investigation of Alaska political corruption.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Libertarian Party, Anchorage, AK

4 hrs ago | Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut MP picks Iqaluit for Arctic Economic Council's founding meeting

From left, the former chair of the Arctic Council's SAO group and former president of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Patrick Borbey; CanNor's vice-president, Mitch Bloom; Russia's Arctic ambassador, Anton Vasiliev; Finland's Arctic ambassador, Hannu Halinen; and Baffinland CEO Tom Paddon at a panel discussion on the future of ... (more)

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

8 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Alaska faces fine over undeclared bullets, lighter

The state faces a fine of at least $7,000 after a lawmaker attempted to ship bullets, a cigarette lighter and an aerosol can by air to Juneau without declaring them.

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8 hrs ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

The evolution of Alaskaa s oil taxes

Editor's note: In this issue, you'll find a comprehensive look at the issues surrounding the upcoming Aug. 19 election that will decide whether Alaska keeps the oil tax reform bill passed in 2013 or returns to the previous system known as ACES, or Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share, that was in place from 2007 until the end of 2013.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Valdez, AK

8 hrs ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

VA official: Luring doctors, nurses a challenge for Alaska

The chief of staff for the Alaska Veterans Affairs Health Care System said July 3 that recruitment of doctors and nurses is one of the biggest challenges the system faces.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Life, Veteran Affairs, Wasilla, AK, Fairbanks, AK, Juneau, AK

9 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Woman Arrested in Connection with Alaskan Sex Trafficking Network

An Anchorage woman has been placed under arrest for her connection with an online commercial sex trafficking network perpetrated in multiple Alaska cities, Alaska State Troopers officials report.

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13 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Miller hits Senate rivals over immigration stances

As President Barack Obama travels to Texas this week to grapple with a surge of migrants hitting the border there, tea party darling Joe Miller is highlighting immigration as a key issue in the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Alaska that's currently held by Democrat Mark Begich.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Anchorage, AK, Illegal Immigration

18 hrs ago | Homer News

Recreational saltwater fishing policy in the works

The National Marine Fisheries Service is working on a draft policy that could incorporate more consideration of marine recreational fishing in management actions.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

22 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

Alaska Marine Advisory Program tracks the effectiveness of whale pingers

Humpback whales in North Pass between Lincoln Island and Shelter Island in the Lynn Canal north of Juneau.

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Related Topix: Juneau, AK

22 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

Merged Alaska Dispatch News website launches

The Alaska Dispatch and Anchorage Daily News websites Tuesday merged under a new name - Alaska Dispatch News.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

KIMO

Yukon Quest to spread out rest periods

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race is spreading out rest periods during the race, a move officials say will ensure better rested dog teams.

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Washington Times

Alaska Editorials

The people don't like it. We don't like all of the negativity, and we don't like Outside dollars telling us what to think and how to vote.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Opinion

Capital City Weekly

The mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska Range

Forty-two years ago, an Army helicopter pilot flying over a tundra plateau saw a group of caribou.

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Related Topix: UFO and Alien, Delta Junction, AK

BroadwayWorld.com

Destination America Orders All-New Series Buying the Rockies

Destination America becomes King in the North with the greenlight of new programming that celebrates the romance and roughness of life atop some of America's highest altitudes.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Guest Commentary: Repeal of SB 21 would reinstate a failed oil tax policy

I am against Ballot Measure 1, which is designed to nullify Senate Bill 21 and reinstate the failed tax policy called ACES on North Slope oil production.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Alaska Government

Anchorage Daily News

Promotion or enforcement? Alcohol regulation sparks contradictory claims

The state board charged with regulating the alcohol business in Alaska doesn't belong under a state agency that promotes business, the head of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority said here Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Fairbanks, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Marijuana now legal in Washington, but Alaskans shouldn't get any ideas

Recreational marijuana is legally for sale in the state of Washington, and law enforcement officials in Alaska say they aren't bracing for any kind of mass influx of the drug.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Alaska Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Guest Commentary: a $2 billion giveawaya soundbite is a dangerous distraction

Over the years I've read many of the reports written for the Institute of Social and Economic Research.

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Related Topix: Juneau, AK

Talking Points Memo

'He Single-Handedly Protects Alaska'

Save articles to read later In a hurry? Bookmarks allow you to save an article to read later at your convenience.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska Government, Claire McCaskill, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin

The Wichita Eagle

Alaska man gets 4 life terms in Coast Guard deaths

James Wells was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. He was convicted in April by a federal jury in the 2012 deaths of Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle .

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Health

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