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1 hr ago | APRN

Little Brown Bat affected by White Nose Syndrome

It's 1 a.m., and the dim glow of the sun just peaks over the horizon at Potter Marsh, a popular bird watching spot in South Anchorage.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Entomology, Science

5 hrs ago | Oil and Gas Online

Export Application Filed With U.S. Department Of Energy For Alaska LNG Project

In another important step forward for the Alaska LNG project, an application to export liquefied natural gas was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Department of Energy

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Bat caught in Southeast Alaska tests positive for rabies

A Keen's myotis bat captured in Juneau in 2011. Another bat of the same species was found on Prince of Wales Island in 2014 and discovered to be infected with rabies -- just the third such case in Alaska since 1971.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sports

Anchorage Daily News

Firefighters sent Outside as slow wildfire season persists in Alaska

An airplane prepares to drop retardant on a fire burning on the edge of Browns Lake in the Funny River neighborhood of Soldotna on Saturday afternoon, May 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Funny River, AK, Soldotna, AK

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Coast Guard conducts dual rescues in Southeast Alaska

Coast Guard conducts dual medevacs in Southeast: The U.S. Coast Guard conducted two medevacs in Southeast on Sunday, deploying responders to aide an injured 21-year-old female aboard a fishing vessel near Kendrick Bay and to airlift an ailing cruise ship passenger near Zarembo Island.

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, Juneau, AK, Ketchikan, AK

NewsOK.com

Companies file export application for gas project

The companies pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska have applied for an export license with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Department of Energy

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

From grizzly bears to Gaza rockets: Alaskan olim head for Israel

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

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, Religion, Judaism

Roll Call

Virgin Islands' Exemption From Health Care Law Prompts Alaska Plea

Last week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner released a letter to a Virgin Islands official releasing U.S. territories from insurance requirements mandated by the 2010 health care overhaul law.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Government, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

Politico

Sullivan talks Alaska ties - RGA hits Schauer, Ross - Ratings...

The following newsletter is an abridged version of Campaign Pro's Morning Score.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jack Kingston, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mark Schauer, Democrat, Mike Ross, Nancy Pelosi

National Journal

Reps. Mark and Tom Udall

With President Obama's approval weak and Congress gridlocked, many red-state Democratic senators seeking reelection have struggled to come up with issues to run on.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Begich, Alaska Government

Anchorage Daily News

See through the smoke, and you'll see Obamacare is working

Four years after passage of the Affordable Care Act, we can move past partisan rhetoric and see what impact this law is having.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Alaska Government

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska documentary chronicles one family's remote cabin adventure

Jean Aspen and her husband, Tom Irons, who divide their time between Homer and the Brooks Range, created a documentary about a solitary life in the wilds of Alaska that differs from a lot of Alaska reality TV in one key way: it's real.

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Related Topix: Homer, AK, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Peninsula Clarion

Incoming art

Artist John Coyne is working on a raven sculpture at his studio in Iowa City for the Dena?ina Wellness Center in Kenai, Alaska.

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Related Topix: Kenai, AK, Fairbanks, AK, Nome, AK, Anchorage, AK

Instapundit

Challengers Pounce on Begich's Assertion That He's a 'Thorn' in Obama's Butt

Alaska Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell would like to tell Sen. Mark Begich "you are no Ted Stevens," paraphrasing the line that the late Sen. Lloyd Bentsen used to skewer Sen. Dan Quayle in the 1988 vice presidential debate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Republican, Alaska Government, Matt Mead, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election

Anchorage Daily News

Welcome back to We Alaskans magazine

Consider We Alaskans magazine an old friend who's been out touch for a few years - back now to bend your ear with more tales of life in the 49th state.

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Related Topix: Kwethluk, AK, Sports

Anchorage Daily News

Missing in Alaska without a trace

The Nabesna Ranger District of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is an easy place to get lost.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Wrangell St Elias National Park And Preserve, North America, Canada, World News, Yellowstone National Park

Anchorage Daily News

'Tax-aaq' ballot measure a mouthful in English, Yup'ik or Inupiaq

The ballot measure to repeal the state's oil tax cut might be the thorniest issue Alaskans ever vote on, but imagine trying to understand terms like "gross revenue exclusion" and "progressivity" in Yup'ik and other Alaska Native languages.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Washington Times

Uses for spill planning tool expands

A program originally brought to Alaska to support oil spill planning and response efforts in Cook Inlet has since expanded to most of the state with uses from coastal monitoring to art and education.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science

Anchorage Daily News

Fairbanks Craigslist 'rants' peel back layers of anti-Native racism

Something foul is in the air in Fairbanks, Alaska's Golden Heart city, and this time it's not woodsmoke smog.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Fairbanks, AK, Juneau, AK

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Kids are Alaska's future, but they're an untapped resource for today

OPINION: This ad-heavy campaign season should be a clue that Alaska is missing out on an untapped potential revenue source that could rival oil in the long run.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Sports

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