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2 hrs ago | CBC News

3 New Brunswickers in Alaskan plane crash expected to fully recover

It could take up to nine months to complete the investigation into what caused a plane crash in Alaska that left three vacationing New Brunswickers injured, officials say.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Canada

4 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

New project seeks to boost number of Alaska Natives in STEM fields

A $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a five-year pilot project to help American Indian and Alaska Native college students achieve advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM subjects.

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Related Topix: University of Alaska Anchorage

7 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Mystery of 9-foot hot dog on edge of Alaska wilderness leaves trekkers perplexed

What do you do with a huge hot dog that is washed up on a Cook Inlet beach in AlaskA? Light it on fire! That's what trekkers Graham Kraft, Andy Fischer, Eben Sargent, and Luc Mehl attempted.

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Related Topix: Fire, Iliamna, AK, Butte, AK, Point MacKenzie, AK, Wasilla, AK

9 hrs ago | SIU

Alaska AFL-CIO Resolves to Defend the Jones Act

America's domestic maritime industry received a boost Aug. 24 when delegates to the Alaska State AFL-CIO convention in Fairbanks unanimously passed a resolution supporting the Jones Act.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

9 hrs ago | The Economist

Alaska's bush country: Hunting for dividends

ALASKANS like to talk about how distant the rest of America feels. In downtown Anchorage, with its familiar fast-food restaurants and hotel chains, this line can sound a little affected.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Napaskiak, AK, Religion, Orthodox Church, Prudhoe Bay, AK

12 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

13 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

16 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

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