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8 min ago | TwinCities

Alaska quite a sight for motorcyclists on a 5-day road trip

Our quest was emblazoned on the T-shirts we were given before we left for Alaska: "8 men, 4 highways, 5 days, 865 miles."

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Weather, Knik River, AK, Wasilla, AK, Travel

1 hr ago | Roll Call

Murkowski Tells Alaskans to Show Their 'Inner Ted' Stevens

Murkowski is encouraging fellow Alaskans to honor the late Stevens, seen here posing with the Incredible Hulk in 2003.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Ted Stevens, Alaska Government

3 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

This Tiny Isolated Town In Alaska Is Only Accessible By A 2.6...

This Tiny Isolated Town In Alaska Is Only Accessible By A 2.6 Mile-Long Tunnel That Closes At Night [PHOTOS] On the southern coast of Alaska, located on one of the many bays of the Alaskan Gulf, the town of Whittier might be the most remote and hard-to-access towns in the United States.

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Related Topix: Whittier, AK, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

6 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

ArtBeat: Harding's train becomes Christmas ornament -- but not Harding's Alaska train

There was a flurry of excitement in the newsroom when a call came in last month announcing the selection of the 2014 White House Christmas Ornament.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Nenana, AK, Seward, AK, Fairbanks, AK

10 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

$3 billion payment into pension funds makes sense

OPINION: $3 billion into state pension funds is a big bite, but a wise investment.

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

14 hrs ago | Eielson Air Force Base Arctiz Sentry

TACP's ruck 275 miles to raise money for organization

U.S. Airmen with the Tactical Air Control Party 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron assigned to Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, ruck along the Denali Highway July 14-18, between Paxson and Cantwell, Alaska.

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Related Topix: Wainwright, AK, Paxson, AK, Cantwell, AK, US Military, US Air Force, Eielson Air Force Base

Thu Jul 24, 2014

APRN

Alaska News Nightly: July 24, 2014

It was standing-room only at an Anchorage debate on whether to keep the new capped oil tax rate or to switch back to a system where the rate goes up along with the profits.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Skagway, AK, Allakaket, AK, Canada,

Hispanic Business

First National Bank Alaska Announces Unaudited Results for Second Quarter 2014

The improvement in quarterly income is mainly due to improvements in loan interest and loan fee income which increased over the same period in 2013, an increase generated by growth in the bank's loan portfolio.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Seward City News

Celebrate Alaska Nellie's birthday

Come celebrate Alaska Nellie's Birthday at the Seward Senior Center, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 31. This event is held in remembrance of Alaska Nellie, a vibrant historical figure and pioneer roadhouse operator instrumental in the continuing construction of the Alaska Central Railway, a relationship that carried right on through to the days ... (more)

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Related Topix: Seward, AK

Alaska Journal of Commerce

EDITORIAL: Oil tax reform is working for benefit of Alaskans

As legislators sworn to serve the best interests of our constituents and the state as a whole, our delegation is proud of our unanimous votes to pass the oil tax reform bill known as Senate Bill 21. We encourage all Alaskans join with us to vote "no" on Proposition 1 seeking its repeal.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Prudhoe Bay, AK, Opinion

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Permit filed to export Alaska LNG

An application was filed July 18 for the U.S. Department of Energy export permit for the project.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, Nikiski, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Court finds urban setnet ban initiative can move forward

A group looking to introduce a ballot initiative that would ban commercial setnets in Alaska's urban areas received approval to move forward Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Valdez, AK, Kenai, AK

Alaska Star

Writing through a a Cold Spella

Eagle River author Deb Vanasse relaxes out on the deck of her Hiland Road house.

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Related Topix: Eagle-River, AK, Anchorage, AK, Personal Finance, Retirement

Marine News

Alaska Welcomes USCG Admiral Papp Arctic Assignment

Alaska Senate Majority informs that it welcomes news that Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 25, 2010, has been appointed by the U.S. State Department as a Special Representative for the Arctic Region.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Government, Prison, US Coast Guard, US Military

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Reality Check: 5 lessons we've learned from the past year of Alaska reality TV

Help! I need a new show to watch. The only thing in my rotation right now is "Deadliest Catch."

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Related Topix: Wasilla, AK, Entertainment, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Homer, AK

APRN

Alaska News Nightly: July 23, 2014

The Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group wants the state to end to all commercial openings for the remainder of the summer.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Toothy, territorial lingcod lure Alaska anglers to far-flung Chugach Islands

Sitting on an upside-down bucket and holding onto the gunwale of a 26-foot Bay Weld that rocked and rolled, Larry Keller patiently watched for his rod tip to bounce.

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Related Topix: Homer, AK, Kenai, AK

The Wichita Eagle

Minor injuries after Alaska tourist train derails

White Pass and Yukon Railroad President John Finlayson tells The Associated Press that the injured are being treated at a clinic in the tourist town of Skagway, about 100 miles northwest of Juneau.

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Seward City News

Balto Film Fest Launchs Togo 24 Hour Sprint

A one minute film created in 24 hours using one prompt - the Togo 24 Hour Sprint promises to be very popular amongst those participating in the Balto Film Fest.

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Dearborn County Register

Alaska, birds, butterflies and more for Oxbow in Aug.

Folks interested in the outdoors and Alaska in particular may want to catch the Oxbow, Inc., program Tuesday, Aug. 12. Jon Seymour, Oxbow president, will discuss modern Alaskan industry and the current state of the climate and wildlife in Seward, Denali, Fairbanks, Homer and Valdez.

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