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1 hr ago | Anchorage Daily News

Oil industry is here for shareholder profit, not Alaska's future

OPINION: Columnist Alan Boraas argues that the oil industry's purpose is profit from Alaska, not progress for Alaska.

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Related Topix: Delta Junction, AK, Juneau, AK, Sean Parnell, US Governors

5 hrs ago | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

Hollis French makes Ketchikan campaign stop

Sen. Hollis French is on the campaign trail, running as a Democrat for lieutenant governor.

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Related Topix: Ketchikan, AK

7 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Planning for a legal marijuana industry

Second Alaska Cannabis Institute Seminar set for October: The Alaska Cannabis Institute released the schedule for its second seminar Thursday, part of the ongoing effort to get interested parties in on the ground floor of a possible marijuana industry, should legalization efforts succeed.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Alaska Government, Science / Technology, Robots

11 hrs ago | Mashable

It's Really Expensive to Get a Haircut in This Alaskan City

If you've seen a lot of long-haired men on Alaska's Kodiak Island, this might be the reason.

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14 hrs ago | SNL Financial

Enbridge, Alaska in talks to advance $7.7B natural gas pipeline project

The proposed 500-MMcf/d pipeline could come into service by late 2020, earlier than a rival project proposed by , Miles Baker, director of external affairs with the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., told SNL Energy.

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Related Topix: Prudhoe Bay, AK

15 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Reality Check: Even in Alaska, there's a reality too boring for TV

"Whatcha wanna eat? Also, do you want to be on Buying Alaska?" read a text message I received on Sunday night from my significant other, Zac.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Buying Alaska, Entertainment, Television, Soup, Life, Food, Talkeetna, AK, Anchorage, AK

17 hrs ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

How SB 21 attempts to solve the problems with ACES

Surrounded by workers employed by the oil industry, Gov. Sean Parnell signs Senate Bill 21 at a special event hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce in May 2013.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors, Fairbanks, AK, Nenana, AK, Glennallen, AK

21 hrs ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

Movers & Shakers 07/13/14

Harry W. Need IV has been hired as the director of gift planning for the University of Alaska Foundation.

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Related Topix: College, AK, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Colorado Boulder, Anchorage, AK

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Third-party candidates could tip scales in Alaska's US Senate race

One's a former Republican legislator who pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy in 2011 as part of the FBI's investigation of Alaska political corruption.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Libertarian Party, Anchorage, AK

Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut MP picks Iqaluit for Arctic Economic Council's founding meeting

From left, the former chair of the Arctic Council's SAO group and former president of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Patrick Borbey; CanNor's vice-president, Mitch Bloom; Russia's Arctic ambassador, Anton Vasiliev; Finland's Arctic ambassador, Hannu Halinen; and Baffinland CEO Tom Paddon at a panel discussion on the future of ... (more)

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

HeraldNet

Alaska faces fine over undeclared bullets, lighter

The state faces a fine of at least $7,000 after a lawmaker attempted to ship bullets, a cigarette lighter and an aerosol can by air to Juneau without declaring them.

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Alaska Journal of Commerce

The evolution of Alaskaa s oil taxes

Editor's note: In this issue, you'll find a comprehensive look at the issues surrounding the upcoming Aug. 19 election that will decide whether Alaska keeps the oil tax reform bill passed in 2013 or returns to the previous system known as ACES, or Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share, that was in place from 2007 until the end of 2013.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Valdez, AK

Alaska Journal of Commerce

VA official: Luring doctors, nurses a challenge for Alaska

The chief of staff for the Alaska Veterans Affairs Health Care System said July 3 that recruitment of doctors and nurses is one of the biggest challenges the system faces.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Life, Veteran Affairs, Wasilla, AK, Fairbanks, AK, Juneau, AK

In-depth Africa

Woman Arrested in Connection with Alaskan Sex Trafficking Network

An Anchorage woman has been placed under arrest for her connection with an online commercial sex trafficking network perpetrated in multiple Alaska cities, Alaska State Troopers officials report.

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Anchorage Daily News

Miller hits Senate rivals over immigration stances

As President Barack Obama travels to Texas this week to grapple with a surge of migrants hitting the border there, tea party darling Joe Miller is highlighting immigration as a key issue in the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Alaska that's currently held by Democrat Mark Begich.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Anchorage, AK, Illegal Immigration

Homer News

Recreational saltwater fishing policy in the works

The National Marine Fisheries Service is working on a draft policy that could incorporate more consideration of marine recreational fishing in management actions.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

KTOO-TV Juneau

Alaska Marine Advisory Program tracks the effectiveness of whale pingers

Humpback whales in North Pass between Lincoln Island and Shelter Island in the Lynn Canal north of Juneau.

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Related Topix: Juneau, AK

KTOO-TV Juneau

Merged Alaska Dispatch News website launches

The Alaska Dispatch and Anchorage Daily News websites Tuesday merged under a new name - Alaska Dispatch News.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

KIMO

Yukon Quest to spread out rest periods

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race is spreading out rest periods during the race, a move officials say will ensure better rested dog teams.

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Washington Times

Alaska Editorials

The people don't like it. We don't like all of the negativity, and we don't like Outside dollars telling us what to think and how to vote.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Opinion

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