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5 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

The decades old mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska Range

Forty-two years ago, an Army helicopter pilot flying over a tundra plateau saw a group of caribou.

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Related Topix: UFO and Alien, Delta Junction, AK

10 hrs ago | Instapundit

Hobby Lobby Ruling Pits Senate Hopefuls in Alaska

Sen. Mark Begich drew the line between himself and the three Republicans who want his job: He co-sponsored legislation that would block the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska Government, US Supreme Court, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Patty Murray

11 hrs ago | Peninsula Clarion

Weekend dog show draws competitors from Alaska, Lower 48

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Tammy Dohmen runs Rev, a rough collie, during the Kenai Kennel Club's annual dog show Friday July 11, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

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

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

ArtBeat: Lights go out, show goes on at Opera Fairbanks' 'L'Italiana'

Intermission was coming to a close at the July 5 performance of Opera Fairbanks' "L'Italiana in Algeri" when someone drove into a power pole and knocked out electricity to a chunk of the city, including the Hering Auditorium.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Fairbanks, AK, Anchorage, AK, Symphony

The Wichita Eagle

NBC's 'Today" live broadcast draws 1,500 in Juneau

Since the segment was live for East Coast audiences, that meant the show started at 3 a.m. local time in Alaska's capital.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Anchorage Daily News

Claim Check: Latest Sullivan attack ad from pro-Begich super PAC

The super PAC supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's re-election campaign, Put Alaska First, released an ad Wednesday with a new attack on Republican primary candidate Dan Sullivan over an old issue: his support of a pro-development permitting and water rights bill.

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

Anchorage Daily News

'Fairbanks Four' defend call for new trials

While both prosecutors and defense attorneys now agree that new hearings are warranted in the so-called "Fairbanks Four" case, that's where the agreement stops.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Anchorage Daily News

APOC rejects complaint that parents should be registered lobbyists

A state agency has rejected a complaint that parents who volunteered to spend the last month of the legislative session in Juneau seeking money for schools should have registered as paid lobbyists.

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Related Topix: Juneau, AK, Anchorage, AK, Sports

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Oil industry is here for shareholder profit, not Alaska's future

OPINION: Columnist Alan Boraas argues that the oil industry's purpose is profit from Alaska, not progress for Alaska.

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Related Topix: Delta Junction, AK, Juneau, AK, Sean Parnell, US Governors

KRBD-FM Ketchikan

Hollis French makes Ketchikan campaign stop

Sen. Hollis French is on the campaign trail, running as a Democrat for lieutenant governor.

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Related Topix: Ketchikan, AK

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Planning for a legal marijuana industry

Second Alaska Cannabis Institute Seminar set for October: The Alaska Cannabis Institute released the schedule for its second seminar Thursday, part of the ongoing effort to get interested parties in on the ground floor of a possible marijuana industry, should legalization efforts succeed.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Alaska Government, Science / Technology, Robots

Mashable

It's Really Expensive to Get a Haircut in This Alaskan City

If you've seen a lot of long-haired men on Alaska's Kodiak Island, this might be the reason.

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SNL Financial

Enbridge, Alaska in talks to advance $7.7B natural gas pipeline project

The proposed 500-MMcf/d pipeline could come into service by late 2020, earlier than a rival project proposed by , Miles Baker, director of external affairs with the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., told SNL Energy.

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Related Topix: Prudhoe Bay, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Reality Check: Even in Alaska, there's a reality too boring for TV

"Whatcha wanna eat? Also, do you want to be on Buying Alaska?" read a text message I received on Sunday night from my significant other, Zac.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Buying Alaska, Entertainment, Television, Soup, Life, Food, Talkeetna, AK, Anchorage, AK

Alaska Journal of Commerce

How SB 21 attempts to solve the problems with ACES

Surrounded by workers employed by the oil industry, Gov. Sean Parnell signs Senate Bill 21 at a special event hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce in May 2013.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors, Fairbanks, AK, Nenana, AK, Glennallen, AK

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Movers & Shakers 07/13/14

Harry W. Need IV has been hired as the director of gift planning for the University of Alaska Foundation.

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Related Topix: College, AK, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Colorado Boulder, Anchorage, AK

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Third-party candidates could tip scales in Alaska's US Senate race

One's a former Republican legislator who pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy in 2011 as part of the FBI's investigation of Alaska political corruption.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Libertarian Party, Anchorage, AK

Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut MP picks Iqaluit for Arctic Economic Council's founding meeting

From left, the former chair of the Arctic Council's SAO group and former president of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Patrick Borbey; CanNor's vice-president, Mitch Bloom; Russia's Arctic ambassador, Anton Vasiliev; Finland's Arctic ambassador, Hannu Halinen; and Baffinland CEO Tom Paddon at a panel discussion on the future of ... (more)

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

HeraldNet

Alaska faces fine over undeclared bullets, lighter

The state faces a fine of at least $7,000 after a lawmaker attempted to ship bullets, a cigarette lighter and an aerosol can by air to Juneau without declaring them.

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Alaska Journal of Commerce

The evolution of Alaskaa s oil taxes

Editor's note: In this issue, you'll find a comprehensive look at the issues surrounding the upcoming Aug. 19 election that will decide whether Alaska keeps the oil tax reform bill passed in 2013 or returns to the previous system known as ACES, or Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share, that was in place from 2007 until the end of 2013.

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Related Topix: Alaska Government, Valdez, AK

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