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2 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

New dorm means new magnet school for rural Alaska high schoolers

A new dorm is under construction at the Alaska Technical Center in Kotzebue, AK on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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Related Topix: Kotzebue, AK, Nenana, AK

6 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Sen. Dyson: Parnell's veto undercuts Alaskans' civil liberties

This week Alaskans saw their civil liberties wrecked on the rock of "political correctness" when Gov. Parnell vetoed Senate Bill 108.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Prison

10 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Lumberjack act a fair favorite, year after year

Sam Fenton, representing Camp Anchorage, chops his way to a win in springboard chopping in the Fred Scheer's Lumberjack Show on Friday, August 22, 2014, at the Alaska State Fair.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Alaska Government, Palmer, AK, Wasilla, AK

13 hrs ago | KSKA

Alaska Edition Friday August 29, 2014

Incumbent Senator Mark Begich and challenger Dan Sullivan resume campaigning. The Division of Elections has revised the election returns.

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

17 hrs ago | KIMO

Final Days to Donate Some of Your PFD to Pick. Click. Give.

Time is almost up if you are planning to donate some of your Permanent Fund Dividend through the Pick.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska civil rights groups show support for same-sex marriage challenge

Two civil rights organizations filed a joint brief in federal court supporting a challenge to Alaska's same-sex marriage ban.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, ACLU, US Supreme Court, US News

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case

A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas."

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Agriculture, Science, Sean Parnell, US Governors

The Miami Herald

Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate

Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker fielded dozens of questions Thursday night at Kodiak's Gerald C. Wilson auditorium, KMXT reported.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Life, Food, Seafood

Seward City News

Tom Bearup: An Alaskan Story

Tom Bearup came to Alaska in the year 1975, settling in the town of Soldotna. Very soon after arriving in Soldotna, Tom became a Soldotna Police Officer.

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Related Topix: Soldotna, AK, Kenai, AK, Anchorage, AK

Homer News

FairTax's most important benefit: freedom

Arecent headline for a Homer News letter to the editor caught my attention - "National sales tax wrong for Alaska."

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Related Topix: Tax, Opinion

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Verizon nears September launch of voice over LTE in Alaska

The company has not yet provided a date for when it will open stores in Alaska or turn on its new voice network, except that it will likely occur sometime in September.

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Related Topix: Ketchikan, AK, Kenai, AK

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska mayors group opposes legalizing marijuana

A group of Alaska mayors has come out in opposition of the ballot measure to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Alaska.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Nome, AK, Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Aerospace takes some solace in knowing the rocket left the ground

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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Anchorage Daily News

Parnell vetoes bill that would have sealed thousands of court records

Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have made thousands of court records confidential in cases where charges are dismissed or defendants have been acquitted.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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