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3 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

3 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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5 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

6 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

10 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

15 hrs ago | 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

APRN

Begich Campaign Initiates Callouts in Alaska Native Languages

Well-funded U.S. Senate campaigns are reaching out to villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in what's expected to be a hard fought and extremely expensive race.

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

Kansas City InfoZine

Earthjustice Files Two Lawsuits Challenging Old Growth Clear-cutting in Tongass

Earthjustice also sued to challenge the forest-wide Tongass Land Management Plan, which fails to preserve the old growth trees that provide crucial habitat to numerous species including the Sitka black-tailed deer and the Alexander Archipelago wolf, which is currently being considered for Endangered Species Act listing due in large part to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Land, Environmental Law, Law, Agriculture, Science, Alaska Government

APRN

Alaska News Nightly: August 25, 2014

A team of scientists is descending on a former nuclear test site in the Aleutians TODAY [Monday] to search for damage from a massive earthquake.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Fairbanks, AK, Unalaska, AK, Nome, AK

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Defeat of oil tax referendum puts Alaska in win-win territory

Congratulations to the no campaign on their hard-fought victory. Fifty-two percent of Alaskans have chosen to keep Senate Bill 21 in place.

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

APRN

Muskox Killed in Wales While Attacking Dog

Another close encounter with a muskox-this time in the community of Wales-that saw an angry bull charge a tethered dog several times before ending with the muskox being killed.

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Anchorage Daily News

Laine Welch: Looking for answers to Alaska's chinook decline

More than 100 researchers and three dozen projects are under way to find clues to why Alaska's chinook salmon production has declined since 2007.

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

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