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3 hrs ago | Boise Weekly

Alaska Again

We are staying in a friend's trailer, parked at the top of a 500-foot bluff on the west side of Alaska's Copper River.

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6 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Forget colored cornstarch, real Alaskans are coated in mud, blood

Dipnetter Doug O'Harra smiled ear to ear, despite a face splattered in mud and blood.

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Related Topix: Cordova, AK

Tue Jul 29, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Feds sue ex-Alaska man over liens against workers

The U.S. attorney's office in Alaska has filed a civil lawsuit to stop a West Virginia man from filing liens against federal employees.

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Related Topix: Manley Hot Springs, AK

APRN

Alaska News Nightly: July 29, 2014

Coastal communities in Alaska that depend on fisheries were warned Tuesday to prepare for the impacts of ocean acidification.

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Related Topix: Unalaska, AK, Nikiski, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Homer Tribune

Have more say in shaping Alaska's fisheries policies

Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Environmental Law, Law

EurekAlert!

NOAA: Alaska fisheries and communities at risk from ocean acidification

Fishermen from Homer, Alaska haul in tanner crabs, one of the fisheries that research is showing may be affected by ocean acidification.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Homer, AK, Oceanography, Science, University of Alaska Anchorage

Washington Times

Alaska's language challenge: translating tax forms into SIberian Yupik

Alaska is currently wrestling with a native language challenge: how to translate the state's longest tax measure for local populations? Due on the public ballot in August, the tax forms and informational pamphlet that accompanies the measure are some 50 pages long - and both documents must be translated into Yup'ik, Inupiak, Siberian Yupik, Koyukon ... (more)

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Peninsula Clarion

Thornton challenges Olson for District 30

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories looking at area candidates for the Alaska Legislature.

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Related Topix: Kenai, AK, Soldotna, AK

Examiner.com

'Escaping Alaska' finds 'Frozen Lies & Forging a New Family' on TLC

On last night's episode of "Escaping Alaska," a group of young people have made a secret pact to leave Alaska and go to the lower forty-eight, as the continental United States are referred to by Alaskans.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The News Tribune

Alaska Editorials

There's an old saying attributed to the Native people of Alaska's panhandle: "A tall tree has fallen."

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Opinion

Bellingham Herald

Territorial court records will remain in Alaska

A deal has been reached to house court records from Alaska's territorial days at the Alaska State Archive in Juneau instead of moving them with other research materials and government records to Seattle when the National Archives and Records Administration closes its Anchorage branch.

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The Westerner

Secretary Jewell Denies Telling Alaskans to 'Get Over It'

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Friday that residents of an isolated Aleutian community should "get over" their pursuit of a road that would provide access to lifesaving healthcare, according to a state lawmaker.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Subsistence Alaska village fights mining road

After another year of abysmal king salmon runs, with rain-swollen rivers making it nearly impossible to catch chum or silvers and with decades of declining moose and caribou populations, many residents of Allakaket are bristling at the prospect of a 200-mile industrial road running through their hunting and fishing grounds.

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Related Topix: Allakaket, AK, Red Dog Mine, AK

Bellingham Herald

Alaska Editorials

There's an old saying attributed to the Native people of Alaska's panhandle: "A tall tree has fallen."

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Opinion

Bellingham Herald

Territorial court records will remain in Alaska

A deal has been reached to house court records from Alaska's territorial days at the Alaska State Archive in Juneau instead of moving them with other research materials and government records to Seattle when the National Archives and Records Administration closes its Anchorage branch.

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The Westerner

Secretary Jewell Denies Telling Alaskans to 'Get Over It'

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Friday that residents of an isolated Aleutian community should "get over" their pursuit of a road that would provide access to lifesaving healthcare, according to a state lawmaker.

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Anchorage Daily News

Alaskans need to stand up for free market, reject flawed oil tax 'reform'

By listening to this summer's political commercials, Alaskans could rejoice that a job-friendly atmosphere has been restored to the Alaska oil slope due to the end of the ACES pricing structure now replaced by the pre-ACES lower tax rates.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Prudhoe Bay, AK

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Initiative to increase Alaska's minimum wage: Overdue pay boost or job killer?

OPINION: How can voters weigh competing claims about the initiative to change Alaska's minimum wage that will appear on the November ballot? They can listen and ask questions of two experts who will share different perspectives.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sports

Yahoo!

Alaska's embarrassment of riches

The name Alaska derives from a native Aleut word meaning "great land" and the State is indeed a great and unusual place.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, US Military, US Army, Skagway, AK

Anchorage Daily News

'River of Light' an elegant mix of masterful words, art with Copper River backdrop

"River of Light," a recent addition to the University of Alaska Press' Alaska Literary Series, takes readers down the Copper River in the company of masters.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK, Chitina, AK, Sports

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