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25 min ago | Today.Az

Putin's "cold" Alaska joke

In a patriotic fervour, Russians are asking President Vladimir Putin to bring back the US state of Alaska, sold off to the United States in Tsarist times.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Vladimir Putin, World News, Russia,

3 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

House passes bill honoring 20 Native languages

The House passed the bill 38-0 on Wednesday, and now it moves to the Senate, where the State Affairs Committee was scheduled to hear it Thursday, KTOO reported .

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Steve Haycox: Alaska women have played vital role in conservation

Pioneers of Alaska and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies held an unusual event in Homer recently, "Meet the People," where women who had come to the community decades ago shared stories of their Homer lives.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Homer, AK, US News, Environmental Law, Law, Activism

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Alaska class ferry design complete, construction upcoming

The first pieces of the newest state ferries should start to come together late this summer if all continues to go as planned, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Reuben Yost told the Senate Transportation Committee April 15. Meant to service the busy Lynn Canal corridor between Haines-Skagway and Juneau, the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Haines, AK, Skagway, AK, Juneau, AK, Ketchikan, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Visit Anchorage's "Seymour Awards" Recognize the Best in Alaska Tourism

Anchorage, Alaska April 14, 2014 Visit Anchorage recognized service to Anchorage visitors, the community and Alaska's tourism industry at the 27th annual Seymour Awards Banquet on April 11, 2014.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

Free Republic

How the 1964 Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Science

The earthquake struck at 5:36 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Good Friday. When the first shaking hit, many parents were in the kitchen, fixing dinner.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

The Heritage Foundation

WebMemo

Today, Senator Tom Coburn will offer an amendment to the Senate's appropriation bill to transfer the $223 million that Congress had previously approved for a bridge in Ketchikan, Alaska, to fund reconstruction of a hurricane-damaged bridge in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Ketchikan, AK, Homer, AK

She Knows

INTERVIEW: Life Below Zero 's lone female is our inspiration

Rough week? Need a little inspiration? Look no further than the National Geographic Channel, its cool arctic show Life Below Zero and its breakaway star Sue Aikens.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Entertainment

Capital City Weekly

Salmon catch expected to drop drastically

Alaska's total salmon catch for 2014 is projected to be down by almost half of last year's record haul.

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Related Topix: Tanana, AK, Kotzebue, AK, Chignik, AK, False Pass, AK, Life, Food, Seafood

Wed Apr 16, 2014

SFGate

Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

During an online town hall Wednesday evening, he also said he personally opposes the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Healthcare Law, Law, Alaska Government, Science / Technology

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Nurses Association celebrates 60 years, announces new president

Oct. 5, 2013 marked 60 years of operations for the Alaska Nurses Association as the professional organization representing thousands of nurses across the state.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Alaska Government, Juneau, AK, McGrath, AK

WHLO-AM Akron

Conservatives are Wonderful People Too

WE SPOKE THIS MORNING ABOUT A COMMENTARY online by former Fox News contributor Sally Kohn.

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OregonLive.com

Bellingham Cruise Terminal beckons with sailings to Alaska aboard state ferry

Camping out on the back deck of an Alaska-bound ferry as it leaves Bellingham, Wash.

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Related Topix: Skagway, AK, Boat Disaster, Wrangell, AK, Travel

KTOO-TV Juneau

Legislature considers $150m to help oil refineries

The Flint Hills refinery in North Pole plans to cease operation this spring, and the Parnell Administration warns Petro Star's refinery in North Pole might be next.

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Related Topix: North Pole, AK, Fairbanks, AK, US Military, US Air Force, Eielson Air Force Base, Valdez, AK, Kenai, AK

Market Wire

Constantine to Acquire Major Land Package Surrounding the Palmer...

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce the Company has been awarded the right to lease a 99,257 acre package of land for mineral exploration and development.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Homer Tribune

Local artist unfurls community banners on Earth Day

Photo provided Mavis Muller's banner "Alaskans Still Fighting for the Earth" hangs off an Alaska fishing boat.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Warrior, Metal, Valdez, AK, Homer, AK, Mud Bay, AK

Daily Kos

Westboro Baptist "Church" to picket Alaska Native Heritage Center...

And that "There is nothing appealing or holy about the 'heritage' of the eleven 'distinct cultures' or 'diverse population' of Alaska."

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, US News, Liberal Political News

Switched

Senators Seek To Curb EPA Authority On Mine Waste Disposal

A pair of senators have introduced legislation that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using its authority to preemptively block or to revoke permits for mine waste disposal.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Government, David Vitter

Seward City News

State Charges Hubbards With Felony, Rests Case

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN - State of Alaska has charged James T. Hubbard, age 58, and his wife Rhonda Anderson-Hubbard, age 52, with perjury, a class C felony, and several misdemeanors in connection with their fishing business, J&R Fisheries of Seward.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

KIMO

Inmate found dead at Eagle River women's jail

A 24-year-old inmate at a women's prison has been found dead in her cell. The Alaska Bureau of Investigations Major Crimes Unit announced Monday that the inmate was found dead last Thursday in her cell at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, State Prisons, Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, Prison

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