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29 min ago | 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.


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

4 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Alaska Editorials

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


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

5 hrs ago | 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.


9 hrs ago | 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.


13 hrs ago | 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.


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.


Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sports


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.


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.


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

Anchorage Daily News

On the trail of the monuments men: Border crews cut 20-foot swath on Alaska-Yukon line

A 647-mile section of the Alaska-Canada border runs on a straight line from Mount St. Elias to the Beaufort Sea, following the 141st meridian.


Related Topix: Wrangell, AK, Chitina, AK, Rampart, AK, Sports

The Wichita Eagle

Kenai hospitals in spat over patient agreements

Because Central Peninsula Hospital won't enter a transfer agreement with the Surgery Center of Kenai, it cannot perform procedures on Medicare and Medicaid patients, the Peninsula Clarion reported .


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Medicare

Eagle River author pens new book

Behind her the valley stretches wide and far, and out in the distance two eagles float across the sky.


Related Topix: Eagle-River, AK, Anchorage, AK, Personal Finance, Retirement

Anchorage Daily News

RCA gave Enstar a pass, gave public no say in rate hike

OPINION: House candidate Laurie Hummel argues that the Regulatory Commission of Alaska added insult to injury in keeping public out of Enstar rate hike.


Related Topix: Alaska Government, Anchorage, AK, Sports

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

After 14 years, Russians boat across Bering Strait to visit Alaska relatives

A group of Siberian Yupik hunters made the journey from Russia to St. Lawrence Island in two open skiffs Tuesday, July 22, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Gambell, AK, Savoonga, AK, Nome, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Low interest rates leave Alaska Housing Finance Corp. high and dry

The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. is hurting, and what it needs to get better is for Alaskans to pay more for their mortgages.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Wrangell, AK, Sports


Agriculture: Peonies in the Upper Valley

Peonies are a growing business in Alaska. Ample sunlight and moisture make for good growing conditions, and more farmers are looking at the flowers as a profit-maker.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Trapper Creek, AK, Home Gardening, Home, Prudhoe Bay, AK

The Gazette

University's "outreach" reindeer is a charmerFAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Henry the...

In this photo taken on Friday, July 18, 2014, Jennifer Robinette takes Henry the reindeer out for his morning rounds at the Experiment Farm on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus in Fairbanks, Alaska.


Related Topix: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, Anchor Point, AK, Ninilchik, AK

Los Angeles Times

TV This Week July 27 - Aug. 2: 'The Honorable Woman' on Sundance

The new series "Manhattan" recalls the World War II effort to build the first atomic bombs in Los Alamos, NM.


Related Topix: 9, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Poirot, David Suchet

WNYC-AM New York

Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

Yes, it's about salmon fishing on a scenic river in Alaska. But no one here is hooking a prize fish in the remote wilderness.


Related Topix: Alaska Government


Jews Leave Alaska for Sunny Israel - Rockets Be Damned

Rebecca Scoggin lived in a lot of places growing up: Juneau, Nome, Fairbanks, Homer, Anchorage.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Judaism

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Murkowski to Begich: Talk About Your Own Record, Not Mine

Republican Lisa Murkowski , the senior U.S. senator from Alaska, has largely remained tight-lipped about this year's race for the state's other Senate seat, currently held by Democratic Sen. Mark Begich .


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Alaska Government, 2012 Presidential Election


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