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3 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Libertarian candidate for US Senate withdraws

Alaska Libertarians say their party's U.S. Senate nominee, Thom Walker, has pulled out of the race, and they've selected a nominee to take his place as soon as state elections officials allow.

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

5 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Estimated at $1,930, Alaska PFD big but no record

Acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell announces the 2013 Permanent Fund dividend amount.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

6 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Leaked audio features discussion by Koch-linked groups of Begich, Alaska

Alaska makes a cameo appearance in a recording leaked Wednesday from a private strategy meeting in June hosted by the billionaire Koch brothers' political network.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Representative Cory Gardner, US House of Representatives

6 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Regents had reason to pay retention bonus to University of Alaska president

OPINION: University of Alaska President Pat Gamble is well worth the $320,000 retention bonus that university regents voted to pay.

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6 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Coalitions sue Forest Service to block Alaska old-growth timber sale

The Tongass National Forest and Berners Bay, in background, in southeast Alaska.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Juneau, AK, Environmental Law, Law

8 hrs ago | KFQD-AM Anchorage

State signs agreement with Tlingit, Haida group

The state has signed an agreement committing to develop a closer relationship with Tlingit and Haida tribes.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors

12 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum production tax; 'No' votes take decisive lead

Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism as a giveaway to already profitable oil companies.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin

12 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Alaska appeals court hears subsistence case

The Alaska Court of Appeals is considering a case involving western Alaska subsistence fishermen who are appealing their convictions of illegal king salmon fishing on the Kuskokwim River during a weak run in 2012.

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14 hrs ago | ABC News

Alaska Voters Reject Repeal of 2013 Petroleum Tax

Alaskans on Aug. 19 voted on the ballot measure, which would have rolled back the tax structure backed by Gov. Sean Parnell.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Sarah Palin

15 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Failed rocket launch a setback for US hypersonic weapon program, Kodiak Launch Complex

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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Related Topix: Explosion, US Politics, Ted Stevens, US News, US Senate, Republican

20 hrs ago | APRN

Alaska Seeks Continued Involvement In BC Mine Review

The state of Alaska is requesting to be involved with Canadian approval of a proposed copper and gold mine across the border in British Columbia.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Environment, Science

Yesterday | Peninsula Clarion

House candidates discuss issues

Five candidates for three house of representative seats in the Alaska Legislature speak at a joint chamber luncheon forum Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

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Related Topix: Soldotna, AK, Nikiski, AK, US News, Kenai, AK, Homer, AK

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

As Ferguson simmers, police militarization scrutinized -- including in Alaska

Images of armored, rifle-toting officers and tear gas canisters dispersing late-night protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, which followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown earlier this month, has prompted President Obama to order a review of outfitting local police departments with gear originally intended for military use.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Ketchikan, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Dingman: Joe Miller counts on Round 3 with Murkowski for Alaska Senate seat

You might think now Joe Miller will assume his role as obstructionist and find his way to punish the Republican Party "establishment."

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

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Alaska politicians call for ban on Russian seafood

Alaskans call for ban on Russian seafood: The Alaska congressional delegation is calling for a U.S. ban on imports of Russian seafood as a global food fight that started with the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to grow.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Life, Food, Seafood, us Travel, Travel, Department of Energy

APRN

Alaska News Nightly: August 26, 2014

An ad running against Sen. Mark Begich attacks him on his support for women - exactly where he proclaims his strength.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Globe and Mail

Alaska serial killer 'Butcher Baker' dies aged 75

Robert Hansen was a convicted serial killer who hunted down women in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, The Frozen Ground, Spring Creek Correctional Center, State Prisons, Prison

KTOO-TV Juneau

Online petition protests UA president bonus

A protest over a possible $320,000 bonus for the president of the University of Alaska has collected more than 400 names.

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Related Topix: University of Alaska Fairbanks

USA Today

Ad watch: Sullivan challenges Begich on 'Alaska Agreement'

Ad watch: Sullivan challenges Begich on 'Alaska Agreement' At issue is whether the candidates should pledge to ban outside super PACs in the race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska Government, Anchorage, AK, Scott Brown, Republican

Central Ohio

Ad watch: Sullivan challenges Begich on 'Alaska Agreement'

Former Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, participates in a debate on Aug. 10 in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska Government, Anchorage, AK, Scott Brown, Republican

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