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1 hr ago | Anchorage Daily News

Playful campaign key to starting Forrest Dunbar's congressional conversation

When it comes to campaigning for U.S. Congress, Forrest Dunbar got a little desperate, in a way most young, single people can relate to.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, Anchorage, AK, Madeleine Bordallo, Democrat

5 hrs ago | APRN

Alaska News Nightly: July 31, 2014

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and a handful of North Slope village corporations now have the option to buy into offshore drilling operations in the Chukchi Sea.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Kennicott, AK, Kodiak, AK

9 hrs ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

Fish Factor: Comment deadlines approaching for Alaska fish issues

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

13 hrs ago | The Columbian

Frogs freeze themselves for Alaska winters

They do not freeze totally solid, but they do freeze mostly solid. Two-thirds of their body water turns to ice.

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Related Topix: University of Alaska Fairbanks

17 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge welcomes Executive Chef Lanny Chin

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge welcomes Lanny Chin as executive chef. He is responsible for the culinary experience at the Foraker Restaurant, the Base Camp Bistro and all catered events including weddings, meetings and conferences.

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Related Topix: Talkeetna, AK, Sports

21 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Changing sea chemistry will hit Alaska communities hard, study says

Oyster growers in the Pacific Northwest have already been stung by changes in ocean chemistry linked to greenhouse-gas emissions.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Oceanography, Science, Life, Food, Seafood, Dillingham, AK

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Live Science

Odd Cause of Gaping Siberian Holes Possibly Found

A trio of mysterious gaping holes in northern Siberia has spawned many theories about the craters' origin, but scientists have suggested some concrete explanations.

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Related Topix: Weird

Anchorage Daily News

Attacks on Parnell appointees disrespectful of their service to Alaska

OPINION: Despite what Shannyn Moore thinks, Ben Mohr and Tom Maloney are people who deeply believe in helping Alaska, and they deserve more than cheap shots.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors, Cooper Landing, AK, Sports

Anchorage Daily News

Dingman: Alaskans should not repeal oil tax cuts

Alaska is going to vote on one of the most important issues we have ever faced as a state in just 20 days.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

The News Tribune

Gold miners outraged at critical Nome letter

Miners stormed the Nome City Council meeting Monday night to voice their anger about the July 15 letter to the state Department of Natural Resources from city manager Josie Bahnke.

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The Times

Seeing Alaska up close and personal

It is an ambition of mine to visit each of the 51 states that comprise the USA. By my definition a visit must include at least one overnight in the state and not merely a "pass through."

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

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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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

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