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1 hr ago | EurekAlert!

NOAA: Alaska fisheries and communities at risk from ocean acidification

Fishermen from Homer, Alaska haul in tanner crabs, one of the fisheries that research is showing may be affected by ocean acidification.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Homer, AK, Oceanography, Science, University of Alaska Anchorage

5 hrs ago | Washington Times

Alaska's language challenge: translating tax forms into SIberian Yupik

Alaska is currently wrestling with a native language challenge: how to translate the state's longest tax measure for local populations? Due on the public ballot in August, the tax forms and informational pamphlet that accompanies the measure are some 50 pages long - and both documents must be translated into Yup'ik, Inupiak, Siberian Yupik, Koyukon ... (more)

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

9 hrs ago | Peninsula Clarion

Thornton challenges Olson for District 30

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories looking at area candidates for the Alaska Legislature.

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Related Topix: Kenai, AK, Soldotna, AK

13 hrs ago | Examiner.com

'Escaping Alaska' finds 'Frozen Lies & Forging a New Family' on TLC

On last night's episode of "Escaping Alaska," a group of young people have made a secret pact to leave Alaska and go to the lower forty-eight, as the continental United States are referred to by Alaskans.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The News Tribune

Alaska Editorials

There's an old saying attributed to the Native people of Alaska's panhandle: "A tall tree has fallen."

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Opinion

Bellingham Herald

Territorial court records will remain in Alaska

A deal has been reached to house court records from Alaska's territorial days at the Alaska State Archive in Juneau instead of moving them with other research materials and government records to Seattle when the National Archives and Records Administration closes its Anchorage branch.

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The Westerner

Secretary Jewell Denies Telling Alaskans to 'Get Over It'

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Friday that residents of an isolated Aleutian community should "get over" their pursuit of a road that would provide access to lifesaving healthcare, according to a state lawmaker.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Subsistence Alaska village fights mining road

After another year of abysmal king salmon runs, with rain-swollen rivers making it nearly impossible to catch chum or silvers and with decades of declining moose and caribou populations, many residents of Allakaket are bristling at the prospect of a 200-mile industrial road running through their hunting and fishing grounds.

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Related Topix: Allakaket, AK, Red Dog Mine, AK

Bellingham Herald

Alaska Editorials

There's an old saying attributed to the Native people of Alaska's panhandle: "A tall tree has fallen."

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Opinion

Bellingham Herald

Territorial court records will remain in Alaska

A deal has been reached to house court records from Alaska's territorial days at the Alaska State Archive in Juneau instead of moving them with other research materials and government records to Seattle when the National Archives and Records Administration closes its Anchorage branch.

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The Westerner

Secretary Jewell Denies Telling Alaskans to 'Get Over It'

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Friday that residents of an isolated Aleutian community should "get over" their pursuit of a road that would provide access to lifesaving healthcare, according to a state lawmaker.

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Anchorage Daily News

Alaskans need to stand up for free market, reject flawed oil tax 'reform'

By listening to this summer's political commercials, Alaskans could rejoice that a job-friendly atmosphere has been restored to the Alaska oil slope due to the end of the ACES pricing structure now replaced by the pre-ACES lower tax rates.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Prudhoe Bay, AK

Sun Jul 27, 2014

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.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Sports

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 .

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Medicare

Tri-cityherald.com

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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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