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2 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Initiative to increase Alaska's minimum wage: Overdue pay boost or job killer?

OPINION: How can voters weigh competing claims about the initiative to change Alaska's minimum wage that will appear on the November ballot? They can listen and ask questions of two experts who will share different perspectives.


Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sports

6 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Alaska's embarrassment of riches

The name Alaska derives from a native Aleut word meaning "great land" and the State is indeed a great and unusual place.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, US Military, US Army, Skagway, AK

9 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

'River of Light' an elegant mix of masterful words, art with Copper River backdrop

"River of Light," a recent addition to the University of Alaska Press' Alaska Literary Series, takes readers down the Copper River in the company of masters.


Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK, Chitina, AK, Sports

13 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

On the trail of the monuments men: Border crews cut 20-foot swath on Alaska-Yukon line

A 647-mile section of the Alaska-Canada border runs on a straight line from Mount St. Elias to the Beaufort Sea, following the 141st meridian.


Related Topix: Wrangell, AK, Chitina, AK, Rampart, AK, Sports

17 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Kenai hospitals in spat over patient agreements

Because Central Peninsula Hospital won't enter a transfer agreement with the Surgery Center of Kenai, it cannot perform procedures on Medicare and Medicaid patients, the Peninsula Clarion reported .


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Medicare

22 hrs ago |

Eagle River author pens new book

Behind her the valley stretches wide and far, and out in the distance two eagles float across the sky.


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

Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

RCA gave Enstar a pass, gave public no say in rate hike

OPINION: House candidate Laurie Hummel argues that the Regulatory Commission of Alaska added insult to injury in keeping public out of Enstar rate hike.


Related Topix: Alaska Government, Anchorage, AK, Sports

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

After 14 years, Russians boat across Bering Strait to visit Alaska relatives

A group of Siberian Yupik hunters made the journey from Russia to St. Lawrence Island in two open skiffs Tuesday, July 22, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Gambell, AK, Savoonga, AK, Nome, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Low interest rates leave Alaska Housing Finance Corp. high and dry

The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. is hurting, and what it needs to get better is for Alaskans to pay more for their mortgages.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Wrangell, AK, Sports


Agriculture: Peonies in the Upper Valley

Peonies are a growing business in Alaska. Ample sunlight and moisture make for good growing conditions, and more farmers are looking at the flowers as a profit-maker.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Trapper Creek, AK, Home Gardening, Home, Prudhoe Bay, AK

The Gazette

University's "outreach" reindeer is a charmerFAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Henry the...

In this photo taken on Friday, July 18, 2014, Jennifer Robinette takes Henry the reindeer out for his morning rounds at the Experiment Farm on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus in Fairbanks, Alaska.


Related Topix: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, Anchor Point, AK, Ninilchik, AK

Los Angeles Times

TV This Week July 27 - Aug. 2: 'The Honorable Woman' on Sundance

The new series "Manhattan" recalls the World War II effort to build the first atomic bombs in Los Alamos, NM.


Related Topix: 9, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Poirot, David Suchet

WNYC-AM New York

Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

Yes, it's about salmon fishing on a scenic river in Alaska. But no one here is hooking a prize fish in the remote wilderness.


Related Topix: Alaska Government


Jews Leave Alaska for Sunny Israel - Rockets Be Damned

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


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Judaism

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Murkowski to Begich: Talk About Your Own Record, Not Mine

Republican Lisa Murkowski , the senior U.S. senator from Alaska, has largely remained tight-lipped about this year's race for the state's other Senate seat, currently held by Democratic Sen. Mark Begich .


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Alaska Government, 2012 Presidential Election


Earthquake Rattles Southeast Alaska, Likely Damaging Communications Network

Mother Nature rattled Northern Southeast this morning with and magnitude 5.9 earthquake and several dozen aftershocks.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Haines, AK, Skagway, AK, Juneau, AK, Gustavus, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Contract dispute leads to Alaska Supreme Court ruling on font size

Anyone who has ever opted for large type and oversized margins on the printed page should take note of the Alaska Supreme Court decision in the case of Silver Bow Construction v.


Related Topix: Juneau, AK


Alaska quite a sight for motorcyclists on a 5-day road trip

Our quest was emblazoned on the T-shirts we were given before we left for Alaska: "8 men, 4 highways, 5 days, 865 miles."


Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Weather, Knik River, AK, Wasilla, AK, Travel

Roll Call

Murkowski Tells Alaskans to Show Their 'Inner Ted' Stevens

Murkowski is encouraging fellow Alaskans to honor the late Stevens, seen here posing with the Incredible Hulk in 2003.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Ted Stevens, Alaska Government

Silicon Alley Insider

This Tiny Isolated Town In Alaska Is Only Accessible By A 2.6...

This Tiny Isolated Town In Alaska Is Only Accessible By A 2.6 Mile-Long Tunnel That Closes At Night [PHOTOS] On the southern coast of Alaska, located on one of the many bays of the Alaskan Gulf, the town of Whittier might be the most remote and hard-to-access towns in the United States.


Related Topix: Whittier, AK, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan


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