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7 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Bill designates house for Alaska lieutenant governor lodging

The Alaska Senate passed a bill Friday that would designate an historic house in downtown Juneau as the official residence of the state's lieutenant governor.


7 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

Texan confirmed to Alaska Gasline Board

Sen. Hollis French addresses a joint session of the Alaska Legislature during debate about confirmations of the governor's appointees, April 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors, US News

8 hrs ago | Switched

"Russia with Love": Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

A legal controversy - critics would say scandal - has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the future of its natural gas bounty .


Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sean Parnell, US Governors, ConocoPhillips, Energy, Oil & Gas

8 hrs ago | War Is A Crime

'Russia with Love': Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

A legal controversy - critics would say scandal - has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the future of its natural gas bounty .


Related Topix: Alaska Government, Department of Energy, Sean Parnell, US Governors, ConocoPhillips, Energy, Oil & Gas

10 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Saybrook Township man remembers Good Friday Alaska quake

Highways cracked opened, buildings folded and tsunamis rolled into coastal areas.


Related Topix: Alaska Government, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

10 hrs ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

Thousands of Alaskans fall into ACA a coverage gapa

About 19,000 Alaskans, or 4.4 percent of the state's population, have fallen into a "coverage gap" since the Affordable Care Act was put in place for all U.S. residents, according to a report from local insurance broker Kelly Shattuck.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid, Alaska Government

13 hrs ago |

Want to Be Governor, Allyson Schwartz?Mendte: Steal this idea from Alaska.

Hey Allyson Schwartz , if you want to break through and guarantee that you win the Democratic nomination to run for governor, have I got an idea for you.


Related Topix: US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alaska Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Tom Corbett

17 hrs ago | Today.Az

Putin's "cold" Alaska joke

In a patriotic fervour, Russians are asking President Vladimir Putin to bring back the US state of Alaska, sold off to the United States in Tsarist times.


Related Topix: Alaska Government, Vladimir Putin, World News, Russia,

20 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

House passes bill honoring 20 Native languages

The House passed the bill 38-0 on Wednesday, and now it moves to the Senate, where the State Affairs Committee was scheduled to hear it Thursday, KTOO reported .


Related Topix: Anchorage, AK

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Steve Haycox: Alaska women have played vital role in conservation

Pioneers of Alaska and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies held an unusual event in Homer recently, "Meet the People," where women who had come to the community decades ago shared stories of their Homer lives.


Related Topix: Alaska Government, Homer, AK, US News, Environmental Law, Law, Activism

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Alaska class ferry design complete, construction upcoming

The first pieces of the newest state ferries should start to come together late this summer if all continues to go as planned, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Reuben Yost told the Senate Transportation Committee April 15. Meant to service the busy Lynn Canal corridor between Haines-Skagway and Juneau, the ... (more)


Related Topix: Haines, AK, Skagway, AK, Juneau, AK, Ketchikan, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Visit Anchorage's "Seymour Awards" Recognize the Best in Alaska Tourism

Anchorage, Alaska April 14, 2014 Visit Anchorage recognized service to Anchorage visitors, the community and Alaska's tourism industry at the 27th annual Seymour Awards Banquet on April 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

Free Republic

How the 1964 Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Science

The earthquake struck at 5:36 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Good Friday. When the first shaking hit, many parents were in the kitchen, fixing dinner.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

The Heritage Foundation


Today, Senator Tom Coburn will offer an amendment to the Senate's appropriation bill to transfer the $223 million that Congress had previously approved for a bridge in Ketchikan, Alaska, to fund reconstruction of a hurricane-damaged bridge in Louisiana.


Related Topix: Alaska Government, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Ketchikan, AK, Homer, AK

She Knows

INTERVIEW: Life Below Zero 's lone female is our inspiration

Rough week? Need a little inspiration? Look no further than the National Geographic Channel, its cool arctic show Life Below Zero and its breakaway star Sue Aikens.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Entertainment

Capital City Weekly

Salmon catch expected to drop drastically

Alaska's total salmon catch for 2014 is projected to be down by almost half of last year's record haul.


Related Topix: Tanana, AK, Kotzebue, AK, Chignik, AK, False Pass, AK, Life, Food, Seafood

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

During an online town hall Wednesday evening, he also said he personally opposes the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Healthcare Law, Law, Alaska Government, Science / Technology

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Nurses Association celebrates 60 years, announces new president

Oct. 5, 2013 marked 60 years of operations for the Alaska Nurses Association as the professional organization representing thousands of nurses across the state.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Alaska Government, Juneau, AK, McGrath, AK


Conservatives are Wonderful People Too

WE SPOKE THIS MORNING ABOUT A COMMENTARY online by former Fox News contributor Sally Kohn.


Bellingham Cruise Terminal beckons with sailings to Alaska aboard state ferry

Camping out on the back deck of an Alaska-bound ferry as it leaves Bellingham, Wash.


Related Topix: Skagway, AK, Boat Disaster, Wrangell, AK, Travel


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