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Yesterday | Lincoln Daily News

Alaska Pot Legalization Vote Pushed Back To November

A ballot initiative that could make Alaska the third U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana will go before voters in a general election in November rather than in August as previously scheduled, officials said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Marijuana

Yesterday | The Washington Post

Minimum wage and pot are now expected to be on Alaskaa s November ballot

A trio of initiatives, including ones to regulate marijuana like alcohol and hike the minimum wage, are expected to be pushed from August to November, a move that could encourage greater turnout on a day that already will play host to Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's high-profile reelection bid.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, University of Alaska Anchorage

Yesterday | Counterpunch

Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

MARX: A HERO FOR OUR TIME? - Suddenly, everyone from the Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone seems to be talking about Karl Marx.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Mandela, Drama Movies, Sean Parnell, US Governors, ConocoPhillips, Energy, Oil & Gas

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Editorials

The Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., says it's sending protesters to the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1. Church members are offended by what they call "idols" at the center.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Opinion

Washington Examiner

Alaska lawmakers plan to power through on education

After blowing past midnight on what was supposed to be the last day of session, Alaska lawmakers planned to plow on with their work on Monday in a bid to resolve their differences on education.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Chugiak, AK

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Sullivan, a Marine and ex-natural resources head, goes on the attack in Senate race

U. S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan is the former Attorney General of Alaska and former commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources.

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

The Daily News Journal

State shows top combined sales tax rate

Tennessee has the highest combined state and local sales tax rate in the country at 9.44 percent and Alaska the lowest at 1.69 percent, according to a 2013 report from the Tax Foundation, a conservative think tank.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Thousands of Alaskans fall into ACA a coverage gapa

About 19,000 Alaskans, or 4.4 percent of the state's population, have fallen into a "coverage gap" since the Affordable Care Act was put in place for all U.S. residents, according to a report from local insurance broker Kelly Shattuck.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid

War Is A Crime

'Russia with Love': Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

A legal controversy - critics would say scandal - has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the future of its natural gas bounty .

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Related Topix: Alaska, Department of Energy, Sean Parnell, US Governors, ConocoPhillips, Energy, Oil & Gas

Hispanic Business

Saybrook Township man remembers Good Friday Alaska quake

Highways cracked opened, buildings folded and tsunamis rolled into coastal areas.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Phillymag.com

Want to Be Governor, Allyson Schwartz?Mendte: Steal this idea from Alaska.

Hey Allyson Schwartz , if you want to break through and guarantee that you win the Democratic nomination to run for governor, have I got an idea for you.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Tom Corbett

Today.Az

Putin's "cold" Alaska joke

In a patriotic fervour, Russians are asking President Vladimir Putin to bring back the US state of Alaska, sold off to the United States in Tsarist times.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Vladimir Putin, World News, Russia,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Steve Haycox: Alaska women have played vital role in conservation

Pioneers of Alaska and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies held an unusual event in Homer recently, "Meet the People," where women who had come to the community decades ago shared stories of their Homer lives.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Homer, AK, US News, Environmental Law, Law, Activism

The Heritage Foundation

WebMemo

Today, Senator Tom Coburn will offer an amendment to the Senate's appropriation bill to transfer the $223 million that Congress had previously approved for a bridge in Ketchikan, Alaska, to fund reconstruction of a hurricane-damaged bridge in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Ketchikan, AK, Homer, AK

Wed Apr 16, 2014

SFGate

Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

During an online town hall Wednesday evening, he also said he personally opposes the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Healthcare Law, Law, Alaska, Science / Technology

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Nurses Association celebrates 60 years, announces new president

Oct. 5, 2013 marked 60 years of operations for the Alaska Nurses Association as the professional organization representing thousands of nurses across the state.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Alaska, Juneau, AK, McGrath, AK

ENR-Engineering News-Record

Proposed Controversial Mine Loses Key Investor Rio Tinto

The Pebble Partnership is searching for another key investor to help fund its proposed Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, Alaska after international mining giant Rio Tinto gifted to two Alaska charities its 19.1% stake in the firm.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Seward City News

Hubbard Trial Goes to Jury, More Charges Dismissed

Shortly before 4:00 pm on Tuesday the 15, the case of State of Alaska v. James T. Hubbard and Rhonda K. Anderson-Hubbard went to jury.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Daily Kos

Westboro Baptist "Church" to picket Alaska Native Heritage Center...

And that "There is nothing appealing or holy about the 'heritage' of the eleven 'distinct cultures' or 'diverse population' of Alaska."

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Related Topix: Alaska, US News, Liberal Political News

Switched

Senators Seek To Curb EPA Authority On Mine Waste Disposal

A pair of senators have introduced legislation that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using its authority to preemptively block or to revoke permits for mine waste disposal.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alaska, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, David Vitter

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