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2 hrs ago | The Amateur Economist & Curmudgeon Blog

Monstrous Alaskan Veggies

Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun : The Salt : NPR : "Everything in Alaska is a little bit bigger - even the produce.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

3 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

Alaska Is a Petrol State

Americans tends to look down on most of the world's petrol states: countries that depend disproportionately on the extraction of oil and gas for industry, tax revenue, and international legitimacy.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, World News, Venezuela, Travel, Venezuela Travel, Prudhoe Bay, AK

6 hrs ago | Capital City Weekly

Doctor Fermento: Heading to the fair for the beer is too much trouble

I attended the Alaska State Fair in Palmer this year for the first time in about a quarter of a century.

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Related Topix: Beer, Palmer, AK, Anchorage, AK, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Libertarian candidate for US Senate withdraws

Alaska Libertarians say their party's U.S. Senate nominee, Thom Walker, has pulled out of the race, and they've selected a nominee to take his place as soon as state elections officials allow.

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

Anchorage Daily News

Estimated at $1,930, Alaska PFD big but no record

Acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell announces the 2013 Permanent Fund dividend amount.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Anchorage Daily News

Leaked audio features discussion by Koch-linked groups of Begich, Alaska

Alaska makes a cameo appearance in a recording leaked Wednesday from a private strategy meeting in June hosted by the billionaire Koch brothers' political network.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Representative Cory Gardner, US House of Representatives

Anchorage Daily News

Regents had reason to pay retention bonus to University of Alaska president

OPINION: University of Alaska President Pat Gamble is well worth the $320,000 retention bonus that university regents voted to pay.

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Los Angeles Times

Coalitions sue Forest Service to block Alaska old-growth timber sale

The Tongass National Forest and Berners Bay, in background, in southeast Alaska.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Juneau, AK, Environmental Law, Law

KFQD-AM Anchorage

State signs agreement with Tlingit, Haida group

The state has signed an agreement committing to develop a closer relationship with Tlingit and Haida tribes.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors

Brandon Sun

Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum production tax; 'No' votes take decisive lead

Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism as a giveaway to already profitable oil companies.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin

Greenwich Citizen

Alaska appeals court hears subsistence case

The Alaska Court of Appeals is considering a case involving western Alaska subsistence fishermen who are appealing their convictions of illegal king salmon fishing on the Kuskokwim River during a weak run in 2012.

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ABC News

Alaska Voters Reject Repeal of 2013 Petroleum Tax

Alaskans on Aug. 19 voted on the ballot measure, which would have rolled back the tax structure backed by Gov. Sean Parnell.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Sarah Palin

Anchorage Daily News

Failed rocket launch a setback for US hypersonic weapon program, Kodiak Launch Complex

Damage is visible at the Kodiak Launch Complex after a rocket launch was aborted early Monday morning, August 25, 2014, at the site.

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Related Topix: Explosion, US Politics, Ted Stevens, US News, US Senate, Republican

APRN

Alaska Seeks Continued Involvement In BC Mine Review

The state of Alaska is requesting to be involved with Canadian approval of a proposed copper and gold mine across the border in British Columbia.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Environment, Science

Peninsula Clarion

House candidates discuss issues

Five candidates for three house of representative seats in the Alaska Legislature speak at a joint chamber luncheon forum Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

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Related Topix: Soldotna, AK, Nikiski, AK, US News, Kenai, AK, Homer, AK

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

As Ferguson simmers, police militarization scrutinized -- including in Alaska

Images of armored, rifle-toting officers and tear gas canisters dispersing late-night protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, which followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown earlier this month, has prompted President Obama to order a review of outfitting local police departments with gear originally intended for military use.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Ketchikan, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Dingman: Joe Miller counts on Round 3 with Murkowski for Alaska Senate seat

You might think now Joe Miller will assume his role as obstructionist and find his way to punish the Republican Party "establishment."

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

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Alaska politicians call for ban on Russian seafood

Alaskans call for ban on Russian seafood: The Alaska congressional delegation is calling for a U.S. ban on imports of Russian seafood as a global food fight that started with the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to grow.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Life, Food, Seafood, us Travel, Travel, Department of Energy

APRN

Alaska News Nightly: August 26, 2014

An ad running against Sen. Mark Begich attacks him on his support for women - exactly where he proclaims his strength.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Globe and Mail

Alaska serial killer 'Butcher Baker' dies aged 75

Robert Hansen was a convicted serial killer who hunted down women in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, The Frozen Ground, Spring Creek Correctional Center, State Prisons, Prison

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