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8 min ago | Anchorage Daily News

Former Bethel foster parent Peter Tony sentenced to 66 years for child sex abuse

The Bethel house where Marilyn and Peter Tony lived from the early 1990s to 2012, and where Peter Tony allegedly abused children in the couple's foster and daycare.

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4 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Blast from the Past

Sarah Palin is the governor of Alaska, and a hugely popular one, with approval ratings hovering in the 90 percent range.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Alaska Government, Sean Parnell, Barack Obama

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Democratic party gets boost from affiliate in Washington, D.C.

The Alaska Democratic Party is getting a boost from a group in Washington, D.C., that's dedicated to preserving the Democrats' fragile majority in the U.S. Senate.

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

Anchorage Daily News

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah -- new zip line businesses sell thrills across Alaska

Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures, a new zip line operation in Seward, offers 8 zips, three aerial walkways and two rappels during a three-hour tour.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Seward, AK, Ketchikan, AK, Talkeetna, AK, Hoonah, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Former Gov. Sarah Palin weighs in on Alaska's current oil tax debate

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said in a phone interview with Alaska Dispatch News on Tuesday that she plans to speak out against oil company-funded efforts to maintain the oil tax structure put in place in January.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Wasilla, AK, Fitness, Yoga, Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Daily News

SB 21 has fired up investment in Alaska's oil and gas

OPINION: In my professional experience, the passage of SB 21 has triggered more capital investment in Alaska's North Slope, and that's key to continued prosperity.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sports

Anchorage Daily News

Alaskans should repeal SB 21 for a better tax bill

On Aug. 19, Alaskans should vote "yes" on Ballot Measure 1 to repeal SB 21. SB 21 goes too far.

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Related Topix: Prudhoe Bay, AK, Sports

KTNA

Susitna Salmon Center to Host Grand Opening and Community Art Project Wednesday

Artist Katherine England with part of the salmon totem project that will be unveiled at the Susitna Salmon Center on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

Sunherald.com

Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand

Bill Walker, who finished behind Parnell in the 2010 gubernatorial primary and is running this time as an independent, brought in nearly $260,000, $170,000 of which he personally contributed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Alaska Government, Sarah Palin, Flying, Life, Hobbies

Anchorage Daily News

Don't fall for the myths about the Hobby Lobby decision

Three weeks ago, the Supreme Court issued a very disappointing verdict in Burwell v.

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Related Topix: Women's Health, Health, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Alaska Government, Healthcare Law, Law

KTOO-TV Juneau

Japanese fishermen visit Alaska for ideas on sustainability

Chum salmon fisherman Fumiiro Sugawara says, in Japan, Alaska is known for its king salmon.

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Related Topix: Juneau, AK, World News, Japan

APRN

Little Brown Bat affected by White Nose Syndrome

It's 1 a.m., and the dim glow of the sun just peaks over the horizon at Potter Marsh, a popular bird watching spot in South Anchorage.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Entomology, Science

Oil and Gas Online

Export Application Filed With U.S. Department Of Energy For Alaska LNG Project

In another important step forward for the Alaska LNG project, an application to export liquefied natural gas was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Department of Energy

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Bat caught in Southeast Alaska tests positive for rabies

A Keen's myotis bat captured in Juneau in 2011. Another bat of the same species was found on Prince of Wales Island in 2014 and discovered to be infected with rabies -- just the third such case in Alaska since 1971.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sports

Anchorage Daily News

Firefighters sent Outside as slow wildfire season persists in Alaska

An airplane prepares to drop retardant on a fire burning on the edge of Browns Lake in the Funny River neighborhood of Soldotna on Saturday afternoon, May 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Funny River, AK, Soldotna, AK

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Coast Guard conducts dual rescues in Southeast Alaska

Coast Guard conducts dual medevacs in Southeast: The U.S. Coast Guard conducted two medevacs in Southeast on Sunday, deploying responders to aide an injured 21-year-old female aboard a fishing vessel near Kendrick Bay and to airlift an ailing cruise ship passenger near Zarembo Island.

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, Juneau, AK, Ketchikan, AK

NewsOK.com

Companies file export application for gas project

The companies pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska have applied for an export license with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Department of Energy

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

From grizzly bears to Gaza rockets: Alaskan olim head for Israel

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

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, Religion, Judaism

Roll Call

Virgin Islands' Exemption From Health Care Law Prompts Alaska Plea

Last week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner released a letter to a Virgin Islands official releasing U.S. territories from insurance requirements mandated by the 2010 health care overhaul law.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Government, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

Politico

Sullivan talks Alaska ties - RGA hits Schauer, Ross - Ratings...

The following newsletter is an abridged version of Campaign Pro's Morning Score.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jack Kingston, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mark Schauer, Democrat, Mike Ross, Nancy Pelosi

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