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19 hrs ago | 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, Science / Technology, Robots

23 hrs ago | 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, Buying Alaska, Entertainment, Television, Soup, Life, Food, Talkeetna, AK, Anchorage, AK

Thu Jul 10, 2014

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, Valdez, AK

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: 'Today' show filming in Juneau

NBC morning show filming at Mendenhall Glacier: NBC's "Today" show will be broadcasting live from Alaska's capital city Thursday morning.

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

Seward City News

Youth-Only Fishing Day at the Seward Lagoon this Weekend, JULY 11-13

The Seward Lagoon and Lagoon Outfall Stream will be open to king salmon fishing for youth anglers, from 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 11 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 13. This youth-only fishery is open only to anglers 15 years or younger.

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Homer News

Producers erase decline for FY '14

In a dramatic development, North Slope oil producers have essentially erased a long-term decline trend that has existed for all but one year since 1989 when two new oil fields began producing in 2002.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Under ACES, oil taxes were like taking all of a salmon run

Many Alaskans may wonder why six of the largest Native corporations have united behind the effort to defeat Ballot Measure 1. Those who know little about us might assume it's because some of the coalition members have business interests aligned with the oil industry.

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Washington Times

Alaska Editorials

The people don't like it. We don't like all of the negativity, and we don't like Outside dollars telling us what to think and how to vote.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Opinion

BroadwayWorld.com

Destination America Orders All-New Series Buying the Rockies

Destination America becomes King in the North with the greenlight of new programming that celebrates the romance and roughness of life atop some of America's highest altitudes.

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OpEdNews

What West Virginia Can Learn From Sarah Palin

It's time for West Virginia, and the rest of America, to take a page out of the Palin playbook.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Virginia Government, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Entertainment, Television, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Alaska

Anchorage Daily News

Promotion or enforcement? Alcohol regulation sparks contradictory claims

The state board charged with regulating the alcohol business in Alaska doesn't belong under a state agency that promotes business, the head of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority said here Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Marijuana now legal in Washington, but Alaskans shouldn't get any ideas

Recreational marijuana is legally for sale in the state of Washington, and law enforcement officials in Alaska say they aren't bracing for any kind of mass influx of the drug.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Alaska, Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Recreational saltwater fishing policy in the works

The National Marine Fisheries Service is working on a draft policy that could incorporate more consideration of marine recreational fishing in management actions.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Talking Points Memo

'He Single-Handedly Protects Alaska'

Save articles to read later In a hurry? Bookmarks allow you to save an article to read later at your convenience.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, Claire McCaskill, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Guest Commentary: Repeal of SB 21 would reinstate a failed oil tax policy

I am against Ballot Measure 1, which is designed to nullify Senate Bill 21 and reinstate the failed tax policy called ACES on North Slope oil production.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Alaska

Mon Jul 07, 2014

KTOO-TV Juneau

White House makes economic case for expanding Medicaid in Alaska

The White House has issued a report laying out the costs of not expanding Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, Health Insurance

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Advocate

Letter: Louisianians should understand Alaskan environmental issue

In Louisiana, fishing is a way of life that goes far beyond simply being the "Sportsman's Paradise."

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Related Topix: Louisiana, US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Louisiana Government, Alaska, Environmental Law, Law, Opinion

Instapundit

Begich Battling Fellow Dem on Alaska Native Corporations Investigation

"It's no secret many senators still have quite the learning curve when it comes to understanding the unique needs of Alaska," Sen. Mark Begich said July 2, after one of his fellow Democrats in the Senate, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, called for a Small Business Administration investigation into Alaska Native Corporations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ted Stevens, Alaska, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, Claire McCaskill

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska offers free texting and online programs for smokers trying to quit

Alaska smokers looking to quit tobacco can now turn for support to a free text-messaging service provided by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Cellphones, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Sports

Anchorage Daily News

Three Arctic villages consider loosening alcohol restrictions

LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch NewsLupine blossoms on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in an area burned earlier this summer by the Funny River fire.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Funny River, AK, Soldotna, AK, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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