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7 min ago | Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: The makings of Alaska's monster veggies

That's what Palmer grower -- and holder of five world records -- Scott Robb tells NPR's food blog, The Salt.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Palmer, AK, Home Gardening, Home, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

4 hrs ago | Roll Call

Alaska Post-Primary Outside Spending Surge Continues

Democrat Begich is targeted in a new post-primary ad from an outside-group. Crossroads GPS, the issue advocacy arm of American Crossroads, is hitting Begich on equal pay for women.

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Related Topix: US News, Alaska Government

8 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

High-Ranking Alaskans Call on U.S. State Department to Intervene with ...

The request comes in the wake of the Mt. Polley mine disaster in B.C. and with the Canadian province's approval of a large-scale mine called KSM near Alaska.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Alaska Government, Life, Food, Seafood, Canada

12 hrs ago | APRN

Alaska News Nightly: August 20, 2014

Now that former DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan has won the Republican Primary, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich knows who he'll face in November.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Seward City News

Alaskans Vote No on Ballot Measure No. 1. Existing Taxes on Oil Production Remain in Place

With 100 percent of precincts now having reported, Alaska Division of Elections reported on Wednesday at 3:03 p.m. that 52.2 percent of voters rejected attempts to repeal 13SB21, the existing tax structure on oil production that its critics regarded as too low.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

The Washington Post

GOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ted Stevens, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, Alaska Government, US Military, US Marine Corps

National Public Radio

Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off 2013 winners : Scott Rob , Keevan Dinkel and Brian Shunskis .

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Alaska Government, Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

KTOO-TV Juneau

In tight race, oil tax referendum behind

Supporters of Ballot Measure 1 to repeal the state's current oil tax law, Senate Bill 21, wave signs on Egan Drive at the Juneau-Douglas Bridge, August 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell

Sys-Con Media

Millrock Completes Field Program at Alaska Peninsula Project, Alaska

This follows the completion of Phase 1 , announced on July 7, 2014. Geological mapping, as well as rock and soil sampling, were carried out.

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Related Topix: Chignik Lagoon, AK

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Peninsula Clarion

Alaska oil tax referendum too close to call

Voters rejecting a referendum to repeal Alaska's revised oil tax system were prevailing with a narrow lead in late returns Tuesday night but the outcome remained too close to call.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sean Parnell, US Governors

APRN

2014 Candidates for Alaska Legislature a " Primaries

Current vote tallies are being updated at the top of the hour; data is being pulled from the Alaska Division of Elections webpage.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK, Wainwright, AK, North Pole, AK, Fort Yukon, AK, Nenana, AK

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Alaska, and its famous Iditarod, beckon Milwaukee man

Willie Karidis takes a selfie on a visit to Denali National Park, where he worked for 25 years.

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Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison

Anchorage Daily News

Mike Dingman: Rejoice, for Alaska's most beautiful season is here

OPINION: Sorry, summer, you're nice and all, but it's time for autumn to really show us how beautiful Alaska can be.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Reuters

Republicans tussle in Alaska primary for U.S. Senate bid

Three Alaska Republicans, including an outspoken Tea Party candidate, are vying on Tuesday for the chance to face a Democratic incumbent in a closely watched race seen as critical to their party's bid to regain control of the U.S. Senate.

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

The Hill

Alaska Senate is last frontier in GOP primary tests

The GOP establishment favorite Dan Sullivan appears to be on the cusp of victory in Alaska heading into the final key Senate primary of 2014.

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

Christian Science Monitor

Alaska Senate primary: GOP mobilizes to thwart Democratic 'meddling'

Dan Sullivan, viewed as the GOP 'establishment' candidate for election to the US Senate, waves signs along a busy street on the morning of Alaska's primary election Tuesday, in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Republican, Alaska Government, Harry Reid, Missouri

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska votes 2014: Primary election day arrives

Regina Ward stands among other canvassers urging morning commuters to vote against Ballot Measure 1, a controversial bid to repeal the state's current oil tax system, campaigned at the corner of Benson Boulevard and the Seward Highway early on Election Day, Tuesday, August 19. U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan gives a thumbs up to a passing car at ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Anchorage, AK, Sports

Space Politics

Buzz Aldrin endorses candidate in Alaska Senate race

Republicans in Alaska are going to the polls today to select a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in the November general election.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, US Politics, Representative Bill Posey, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

ABC News

The Frozen Primary

A FROZEN PRIMARY PRIMER: Voters will cast ballots in Alaska and Wyoming today with a bitter three-way GOP Senate primary in Alaska as the marquee race to watch, ABC's SHUSHANNAH WALSHE notes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Claire McCaskill

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