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1 hr ago | Seattle Times

State program helps Alaskans eat fresh, local food

Kathy MacDonald, left, buys produce from Hillary King in Calypso Farm's tent at the Downtown Market at Golden Heart Plaza in Fairbanks, Alaska, last month.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science, Local Food

5 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Alaska Senate Challenger Dan Sullivan Accuses Mark Begich Of Lying In Ad

Republican Alaska U.S. senate challenger Dan Sullivan is accusing Democratic incumbent Mark Begich of lying in a television ad blaming Sullivan for the early prison release of a man accused of murdering two elderly people and sexually assaulting their young granddaughter.

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

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

This March 26, 1947, file photo shows Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover calling the communist party of the United States a "Fifth Column" whose "goal is the overthrow of our government" during testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Military, US Air Force, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

Stars and Stripes

US trained Alaskans as secret `stay-behind agents'

This Sept. 6, 1951 handout image obtained by The Associated Press shows the first of a two-part Air Force memo informing Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J Edgar Hoover of the assignment and project, code worded Washtub.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Alaska

Fox News

US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

This Sept. 6, 1951 handout image obtained by The Associated Press shows the first of a two-part Air Force memo informing Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J Edgar Hoover of the assignment and project, code worded Washtub.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Military, US Air Force, US News, Conservative Political News

Peninsula Clarion

Upstart challenges congressional veteran for House seat

Alaska's sole congressman, Don Young, has swatted away many challengers over the decades, and the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House isn't looking to leave office anytime soon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, Alaska, Representative Todd Young, Bill Young

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Democrats make demons of Kochs, and Alaskans shrug

OPINION: Paul Jenkins argues that the Left's portrayal of the villainous Koch brothers makes little impression in Alaska.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US News, North Pole, AK, Fairbanks, AK

Washington Examiner

Begich ad faults Sullivan for sexual assault of two-year-old

A former Anchorage police officer points to the home where the Chea family was attacked by Jerry Active in this screenshot from an ad by Sen. Mark Begich's campaign targeting his Republican challenger, former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Anchorage Daily News

Lumberjack act a fair favorite, year after year

Sam Fenton, representing Camp Anchorage, chops his way to a win in springboard chopping in the Fred Scheer's Lumberjack Show on Friday, August 22, 2014, at the Alaska State Fair.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Alaska, Palmer, AK, Wasilla, AK

The Miami Herald

Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate

Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker fielded dozens of questions Thursday night at Kodiak's Gerald C. Wilson auditorium, KMXT reported.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Life, Food, Seafood

KIMO

Final Days to Donate Some of Your PFD to Pick. Click. Give.

Time is almost up if you are planning to donate some of your Permanent Fund Dividend through the Pick.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska civil rights groups show support for same-sex marriage challenge

Two civil rights organizations filed a joint brief in federal court supporting a challenge to Alaska's same-sex marriage ban.

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Related Topix: Alaska, ACLU, US Supreme Court, US News

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case

A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas."

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Related Topix: Alaska, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Agriculture, Science, Sean Parnell, US Governors

APRN

Alaska Maritime Workforce Needs

It is well known that there is a profound disconnect between the skills of young Alaskans entering the workforce and the professional requirements of the jobs coming open as workers who got here during the oil boom retire out.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Focus turns to revenue as oil prices fluctuate

Prices for Alaska North Slope crude have been steadily declining over the past two months along with the benchmark WTI and Brent prices.

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CED

GCI locks up 7-year agreement with Disney

GCI, Alaska's largest cable operator, has inked a seven-year agreement with Disney networks, a lineup that includes ESPN and ABC Family channels.

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Related Topix: Alaska, The National, Entertainment, Television

SIU

Alaska AFL-CIO Resolves to Defend the Jones Act

America's domestic maritime industry received a boost Aug. 24 when delegates to the Alaska State AFL-CIO convention in Fairbanks unanimously passed a resolution supporting the Jones Act.

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The Economist

Alaska's bush country: Hunting for dividends

ALASKANS like to talk about how distant the rest of America feels. In downtown Anchorage, with its familiar fast-food restaurants and hotel chains, this line can sound a little affected.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Napaskiak, AK, Religion, Orthodox Church, Prudhoe Bay, AK

Slate Magazine

Alaska Is a Petrol State

Americans tends to look down on most of the world's petrol states: countries that depend disproportionately on the extraction of oil and gas for industry, tax revenue, and international legitimacy.

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Related Topix: Alaska, World News, Venezuela, Travel, Venezuela Travel, Prudhoe Bay, AK

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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

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