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ALASKA OIL TAX CUTS UPDATE. Alaska Dispatch News reports, "With his landmark tax legislation expected to survive Tuesday night's vote, Gov. Sean Parnell says it's now time for the oil industry to increase its investment in oil field projects that create jobs for Alaskans.
OPINION: Appointing a Special Representative for the Arctic Region is a response to Alaskans' demand for greater attention to the Arctic, and it reflects the importance that the U.S. places on the Arctic.
On Monday morning shortly before noon, Gillian Bennett dragged a foam mattress from her home on Bowen Island to one of her favourite spots on the grass, facing a craggy rock cliff, the place she had chosen to die.
"No excuses. Do what it takes to get the job done." That's the Alaskan way of life, according to Steve Perrins, owner of Rainy Pass Lodge, the oldest hunting lodge in the state.
In a response to our veteran reporter Tim Bradner about the results of the Aug. 19 primary that saw the effort to repeal oil tax reform defeated, Rep. Gara took the four-percentage point loss as a moral victory.
Democrat Begich is targeted in a new post-primary ad from an outside-group. Crossroads GPS, the issue advocacy arm of American Crossroads, is hitting Begich on equal pay for women.
The request comes in the wake of the Mt. Polley mine disaster in B.C. and with the Canadian province's approval of a large-scale mine called KSM near Alaska.
Among registered voters in Alaska, the voter turnout rate in the past for the primary elections has been less than modest.
OPINION: Bristol Bay salmon runs are are too valuable to risk for Pebble. Pictured: aerial view of a Pebble prospect work camp.
With 100 percent of precincts now having reported, Alaska Division of Elections reported on Wednesday at 3:03 p.m. that 52.2 percent of voters rejected attempts to repeal 13SB21, the existing tax structure on oil production that its critics regarded as too low.
The stage is set in one of the most important Senate races this year's midterm elections, a contest that could decide whether the Democrats or Republicans control the chamber next year.
Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off 2013 winners : Scott Rob , Keevan Dinkel and Brian Shunskis .
BIG OIL LOOKS LIKE IT HOLDS ON TO ALASKA TAX CUTS. It seems the multimillions worth of air time and snazzy leaflets paid off.
A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.
ALASKA SENATE: The long three-way contest to be the Republican to take on Sen. Mark Begich this fall will end today.
Republicans in Alaska are going to the polls today to select a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in the November general election.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 01:59 am
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