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1 hr ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

EDITORIAL: Oil tax reform is working for benefit of Alaskans

As legislators sworn to serve the best interests of our constituents and the state as a whole, our delegation is proud of our unanimous votes to pass the oil tax reform bill known as Senate Bill 21. We encourage all Alaskans join with us to vote "no" on Proposition 1 seeking its repeal.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Prudhoe Bay, AK, Opinion

1 hr ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

Permit filed to export Alaska LNG

An application was filed July 18 for the U.S. Department of Energy export permit for the project.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, Nikiski, AK

6 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Court finds urban setnet ban initiative can move forward

A group looking to introduce a ballot initiative that would ban commercial setnets in Alaska's urban areas received approval to move forward Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Valdez, AK, Kenai, AK

10 hrs ago | Alaska Star

Writing through a a Cold Spella

Eagle River author Deb Vanasse relaxes out on the deck of her Hiland Road house.

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

14 hrs ago | Marine News

Alaska Welcomes USCG Admiral Papp Arctic Assignment

Alaska Senate Majority informs that it welcomes news that Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 25, 2010, has been appointed by the U.S. State Department as a Special Representative for the Arctic Region.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Government, Prison, US Coast Guard, US Military

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Reality Check: 5 lessons we've learned from the past year of Alaska reality TV

Help! I need a new show to watch. The only thing in my rotation right now is "Deadliest Catch."

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Related Topix: Wasilla, AK, Entertainment, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Homer, AK

APRN

Alaska News Nightly: July 23, 2014

The Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group wants the state to end to all commercial openings for the remainder of the summer.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Toothy, territorial lingcod lure Alaska anglers to far-flung Chugach Islands

Sitting on an upside-down bucket and holding onto the gunwale of a 26-foot Bay Weld that rocked and rolled, Larry Keller patiently watched for his rod tip to bounce.

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Related Topix: Homer, AK, Kenai, AK

The Wichita Eagle

Minor injuries after Alaska tourist train derails

White Pass and Yukon Railroad President John Finlayson tells The Associated Press that the injured are being treated at a clinic in the tourist town of Skagway, about 100 miles northwest of Juneau.

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Seward City News

Balto Film Fest Launchs Togo 24 Hour Sprint

A one minute film created in 24 hours using one prompt - the Togo 24 Hour Sprint promises to be very popular amongst those participating in the Balto Film Fest.

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Dearborn County Register

Alaska, birds, butterflies and more for Oxbow in Aug.

Folks interested in the outdoors and Alaska in particular may want to catch the Oxbow, Inc., program Tuesday, Aug. 12. Jon Seymour, Oxbow president, will discuss modern Alaskan industry and the current state of the climate and wildlife in Seward, Denali, Fairbanks, Homer and Valdez.

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The Modesto Bee

Grand jury indicts 2 in lodge-assault case

A grand jury returned indictments Friday against Michael G. York, 26, and Devon G. Fernandez, 35, both of whom worked for Icy Bay Lodge, which is about 300 miles southeast of Anchorage and between the communities of Cordova and Yakutat, the Juneau Empire reported Wednesday.

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KTOO-TV Juneau

Alaska is a model for job training says DOL leader

Earlier this week Secretary Tom Perez visited facilities in Fairbanks and south-central Alaska.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK, Anchorage, AK

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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Related Topix: Suicide

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

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