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2 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

Why don't hibernating bears get osteoporosis?

Despite putting almost no load on its bones for more than half the year, this grizzly bear doesn't have osteoporosis.

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Related Topix: Osteoporosis, Medicine, Health

7 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Odds of infant death higher in remote villages

Alaska Native babies in small, remote villages die at twice the rate of Native infants in cities, according to new research from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

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Related Topix: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Epidemiology

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Daily Caller

New Ad Slams Democratic Senator's Work Ethic [VIDEO]

Americans for Prosperity has dropped a million dollars on a new ad attacking Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's work ethic, f In the 60 second spot, titled "Alaskans Show Up for Work," Steve Perrins - who runs the family owned and operated Rainy Pass Lodge outside of Anchorage - talks about the "Alaskan value system" of hard work and initiative, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Anchorage, AK, Conservative Political News

ABC News

Alaska Troopers: Girl Drowns in Bucket of Water

Alaska State Troopers say a 1-year-old girl has drowned in a bucket of water at her family's home in the western Alaska village of Kotlik.

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Silicon Alley Insider

Republicans Are Trying To Conquer Alaska For Its Oil

A tug boat is seen pulling an Alyeska Pipeline barge through the port of Valdez in an oil response drill in Valdez, Alaska.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Government

Vancouver Sun

Stephen Hume: Political fallout from Mount Polley mine spill may come from U.S.

On Monday morning shortly before noon, Gillian Bennett dragged a foam mattress from her home on Bowen Island to one of her favourite spots on the grass, facing a craggy rock cliff, the place she had chosen to die.

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Related Topix: Canada, Alaska Government, North America, World News, Opinion

Anchorage Daily News

Art Beat: Robin Williams in Alaska, young artists perform chamber music

The suicide of Robin Williams earlier this month sent staffers scrambling to find out whether or not the actor/comic had ever performed in Anchorage, like maybe back in the pipeline days.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Insomnia, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Anchorage, AK, Nightmute, AK

KIMO

Notorious serial killer Robert Hansen dies

Robert Christian Hansen, the man who raped and murdered at least seventeen women in Anchorage, has died Thursday at the Alaska Regional Hospital.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Ajoc Editorial: Alaskans not fooled by a giveawaya campaign

In a response to our veteran reporter Tim Bradner about the results of the Aug. 19 primary that saw the effort to repeal oil tax reform defeated, Rep. Gara took the four-percentage point loss as a moral victory.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, Alaska Government, Opinion

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Recent U.S. moves on Arctic policy bode well for the region and Alaska

OPINION: Appointing a Special Representative for the Arctic Region is a response to Alaskans' demand for greater attention to the Arctic, and it reflects the importance that the U.S. places on the Arctic.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Townhall

AFP Launches Ad in Alaska Attacking Begich's "Absenteeism"

"No excuses. Do what it takes to get the job done." That's the Alaskan way of life, according to Steve Perrins, owner of Rainy Pass Lodge, the oldest hunting lodge in the state.

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

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: The makings of Alaska's monster veggies

That's what Palmer grower -- and holder of five world records -- Scott Robb tells NPR's food blog, The Salt.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Palmer, AK, Home Gardening, Home, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Roll Call

Alaska Post-Primary Outside Spending Surge Continues

Democrat Begich is targeted in a new post-primary ad from an outside-group. Crossroads GPS, the issue advocacy arm of American Crossroads, is hitting Begich on equal pay for women.

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Related Topix: US News, Alaska Government

Sys-Con Media

High-Ranking Alaskans Call on U.S. State Department to Intervene with ...

The request comes in the wake of the Mt. Polley mine disaster in B.C. and with the Canadian province's approval of a large-scale mine called KSM near Alaska.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Alaska Government, Life, Food, Seafood, Canada

APRN

Alaska News Nightly: August 20, 2014

Now that former DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan has won the Republican Primary, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich knows who he'll face in November.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Seward City News

Alaskans Vote No on Ballot Measure No. 1. Existing Taxes on Oil Production Remain in Place

With 100 percent of precincts now having reported, Alaska Division of Elections reported on Wednesday at 3:03 p.m. that 52.2 percent of voters rejected attempts to repeal 13SB21, the existing tax structure on oil production that its critics regarded as too low.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

The Washington Post

GOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ted Stevens, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, Alaska Government, US Military, US Marine Corps

National Public Radio

Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off 2013 winners : Scott Rob , Keevan Dinkel and Brian Shunskis .

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Alaska Government, Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

KTOO-TV Juneau

In tight race, oil tax referendum behind

Supporters of Ballot Measure 1 to repeal the state's current oil tax law, Senate Bill 21, wave signs on Egan Drive at the Juneau-Douglas Bridge, August 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell

Sys-Con Media

Millrock Completes Field Program at Alaska Peninsula Project, Alaska

This follows the completion of Phase 1 , announced on July 7, 2014. Geological mapping, as well as rock and soil sampling, were carried out.

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Related Topix: Chignik Lagoon, AK

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