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4 hrs ago | KIMO

Notorious serial killer Robert Hansen dies

Robert Christian Hansen, the man who raped and murdered at least seventeen women in Anchorage, has died Thursday at the Alaska Regional Hospital.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

8 hrs ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

Ajoc Editorial: Alaskans not fooled by a giveawaya campaign

In a response to our veteran reporter Tim Bradner about the results of the Aug. 19 primary that saw the effort to repeal oil tax reform defeated, Rep. Gara took the four-percentage point loss as a moral victory.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, Alaska Government, Opinion

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Recent U.S. moves on Arctic policy bode well for the region and Alaska

OPINION: Appointing a Special Representative for the Arctic Region is a response to Alaskans' demand for greater attention to the Arctic, and it reflects the importance that the U.S. places on the Arctic.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Townhall

AFP Launches Ad in Alaska Attacking Begich's "Absenteeism"

"No excuses. Do what it takes to get the job done." That's the Alaskan way of life, according to Steve Perrins, owner of Rainy Pass Lodge, the oldest hunting lodge in the state.

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

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: The makings of Alaska's monster veggies

That's what Palmer grower -- and holder of five world records -- Scott Robb tells NPR's food blog, The Salt.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Palmer, AK, Home Gardening, Home, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Roll Call

Alaska Post-Primary Outside Spending Surge Continues

Democrat Begich is targeted in a new post-primary ad from an outside-group. Crossroads GPS, the issue advocacy arm of American Crossroads, is hitting Begich on equal pay for women.

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Related Topix: US News, Alaska Government

Sys-Con Media

High-Ranking Alaskans Call on U.S. State Department to Intervene with ...

The request comes in the wake of the Mt. Polley mine disaster in B.C. and with the Canadian province's approval of a large-scale mine called KSM near Alaska.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Alaska Government, Life, Food, Seafood, Canada

APRN

Alaska News Nightly: August 20, 2014

Now that former DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan has won the Republican Primary, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich knows who he'll face in November.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Seward City News

Alaskans Vote No on Ballot Measure No. 1. Existing Taxes on Oil Production Remain in Place

With 100 percent of precincts now having reported, Alaska Division of Elections reported on Wednesday at 3:03 p.m. that 52.2 percent of voters rejected attempts to repeal 13SB21, the existing tax structure on oil production that its critics regarded as too low.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

The Washington Post

GOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ted Stevens, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, Alaska Government, US Military, US Marine Corps

National Public Radio

Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off 2013 winners : Scott Rob , Keevan Dinkel and Brian Shunskis .

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Alaska Government, Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

KTOO-TV Juneau

In tight race, oil tax referendum behind

Supporters of Ballot Measure 1 to repeal the state's current oil tax law, Senate Bill 21, wave signs on Egan Drive at the Juneau-Douglas Bridge, August 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell

Sys-Con Media

Millrock Completes Field Program at Alaska Peninsula Project, Alaska

This follows the completion of Phase 1 , announced on July 7, 2014. Geological mapping, as well as rock and soil sampling, were carried out.

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Related Topix: Chignik Lagoon, AK

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Peninsula Clarion

Alaska oil tax referendum too close to call

Voters rejecting a referendum to repeal Alaska's revised oil tax system were prevailing with a narrow lead in late returns Tuesday night but the outcome remained too close to call.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sean Parnell, US Governors

APRN

2014 Candidates for Alaska Legislature a " Primaries

Current vote tallies are being updated at the top of the hour; data is being pulled from the Alaska Division of Elections webpage.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK, Wainwright, AK, North Pole, AK, Fort Yukon, AK, Nenana, AK

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Alaska, and its famous Iditarod, beckon Milwaukee man

Willie Karidis takes a selfie on a visit to Denali National Park, where he worked for 25 years.

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Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison

Anchorage Daily News

Mike Dingman: Rejoice, for Alaska's most beautiful season is here

OPINION: Sorry, summer, you're nice and all, but it's time for autumn to really show us how beautiful Alaska can be.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Reuters

Republicans tussle in Alaska primary for U.S. Senate bid

Three Alaska Republicans, including an outspoken Tea Party candidate, are vying on Tuesday for the chance to face a Democratic incumbent in a closely watched race seen as critical to their party's bid to regain control of the U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Government

The Hill

Alaska Senate is last frontier in GOP primary tests

The GOP establishment favorite Dan Sullivan appears to be on the cusp of victory in Alaska heading into the final key Senate primary of 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Alaska Government

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