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Cook Inlet Region Oil & Gas Production "Rebounding"

A new study released by Northern economics reveals Cook Inlet oil and gas keep costs down for Anchorage Residents.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Legislative negotiators seek education resolution

The House Finance Committee room is filled to standing room only at one point for a morning meeting of the conference committee on education on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska.

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

Homer Tribune

Homer couple 'fat-bikes' to Arctic

On Feb. 26, Kim McNett and BjA rn Olson set off on a 36-day, 1,000-mile bicycle adventure to Alaska's Arctic.

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Related Topix: Homer, AK, Kotzebue, AK, Anchorage, AK, McGrath, AK

Homer Tribune

Alaska salmon permit values heading upstream

An overview of April listings by four brokers shows that Bristol Bay drift net permits are valued at nearly $134,000 by the state, and listed for sale at $150,000 to $170,000.

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Related Topix: Kodiak, AK, Chignik, AK, Life, Food, Seafood, Juneau, AK

Ledger-Enquirer.com

House begins debate on capital budget

The House began taking up amendments Monday. Sunday was supposed to mark the end of the legislative session, but ran long after the House and Senate failed to find agreement on an education plan.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alaska Anchorage

Seward City News

CATC Top Honors Best Places to Work in Alaska 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage, Alaska - CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation ranked first in the 2014 Best Places To Work in Alaska program, conducted by the Alaska Journal of Commerce.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK

Bad Astronomy Blog

Frogs Survive Subzero Temperatures by Living as Ice Cubes

No matter how rough a winter you think you had, it was nothing compared to what a wood frog survives every year.

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News Max

Alaska Pot Legalization Vote Pushed Back to November

A ballot initiative that could make Alaska the third U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana will go before voters in a general election in November rather than in August as previously scheduled, officials said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Marijuana

The Washington Post

Minimum wage and pot are now expected to be on Alaskaa s November ballot

A trio of initiatives, including ones to regulate marijuana like alcohol and hike the minimum wage, are expected to be pushed from August to November, a move that could encourage greater turnout on a day that already will play host to Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's high-profile reelection bid.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska Government, University of Alaska Anchorage

Counterpunch

Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

MARX: A HERO FOR OUR TIME? - Suddenly, everyone from the Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone seems to be talking about Karl Marx.

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Washington Times

Alaska Senate passes education bill

The Alaska Senate passed a broad-ranging education bill Monday, but the issue of how to address public education in the state - and funding, in particular - remained to be resolved in an extended legislative session.

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

KIMO

Garden Show Brings Ideas For Spring

Just in time for Easter the mall at sears played host to their annual spring garden show Saturday.

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National Public Radio

Alaska OKs Bill Making Native Languages Official

Just before Alaska's Senate voted to make 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages alongside English, Rep. Charisse Millett, seated, held hands with Liz Medicine Crow.

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Related Topix: University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK, Sean Parnell, US Governors

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Editorials

The Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., says it's sending protesters to the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1. Church members are offended by what they call "idols" at the center.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Opinion

PolitiFact

Did the Koch brothers run an Alaskan oil refinery into the ground?

Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is hitting back against billionaire conservatives David and Charles Koch.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Anchorage, AK, Sean Parnell, US Governors

Sun Apr 20, 2014

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

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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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

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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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

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