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2 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

6 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

11 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

11 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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

KTOO-TV Juneau

White House makes economic case for expanding Medicaid in Alaska

The White House has issued a report laying out the costs of not expanding Medicaid.

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

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

With opening of Anchorage clinic, two for-profit Alaska businesses now provide methadone treatment

LOREN HOLMES / Alaska DispatchAnchorage Treatment Solutions, a new methadone clinic in midtown, is getting ready to open for business in the coming weeks, pending final approvals.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Methadone, Anchorage, AK, Drugs, Health, Pain

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska SeaLife Center gives seal pups a second chance

On the Homer Spit on Saturday, a butter-soft but bone-skinny harbor seal pup appeared on a crowded stretch of beach between an ice cream parlor and fishing charter office.

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Related Topix: Seward, AK, Cordova, AK, Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Laine Welch; Bristol Bay sockeyes could exceed forecast by 45 percent

With salmon fisheries going on every summer all across Alaska, you might wonder why so much attention is focused on Bristol Bay.

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Related Topix: Kodiak, AK, Life, Food, Seafood, Yakutat, AK

The Advocate

Letter: Louisianians should understand Alaskan environmental issue

In Louisiana, fishing is a way of life that goes far beyond simply being the "Sportsman's Paradise."

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Related Topix: Louisiana, US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Louisiana Government, Alaska Government, Environmental Law, Law, Opinion

Anchorage Daily News

Losing money on booze, new state ferries won't have bars aboard

The one highway on which Alaskans have long been encouraged to drink while traveling is the Alaska Marine Highway, but budget cuts will eliminate that pastime for some -- and possibly all, eventually -- state ferry travelers.

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

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