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4 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Alaskans need to stand up for free market, reject flawed oil tax 'reform'

By listening to this summer's political commercials, Alaskans could rejoice that a job-friendly atmosphere has been restored to the Alaska oil slope due to the end of the ACES pricing structure now replaced by the pre-ACES lower tax rates.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Prudhoe Bay, AK

8 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Initiative to increase Alaska's minimum wage: Overdue pay boost or job killer?

OPINION: How can voters weigh competing claims about the initiative to change Alaska's minimum wage that will appear on the November ballot? They can listen and ask questions of two experts who will share different perspectives.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sports

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

RCA gave Enstar a pass, gave public no say in rate hike

OPINION: House candidate Laurie Hummel argues that the Regulatory Commission of Alaska added insult to injury in keeping public out of Enstar rate hike.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Anchorage, AK, Sports

Anchorage Daily News

Lack of information reason enough to repeal so-called 'oil tax reform'

OPINION: Alaskans are being asked to decide on an issue with enormous and far-reaching consequences, and vital and relevant information is being withheld.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sports

National Public Radio

Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

Robert Carter, a novice dipnetter, holds up the first fish he caught after a day on the Kenai River.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Roll Call

Murkowski Tells Alaskans to Show Their 'Inner Ted' Stevens

Murkowski is encouraging fellow Alaskans to honor the late Stevens, seen here posing with the Incredible Hulk in 2003.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Ted Stevens

The Wall Street Journal

Murkowski to Begich: Talk About Your Own Record, Not Mine

Republican Lisa Murkowski , the senior U.S. senator from Alaska, has largely remained tight-lipped about this year's race for the state's other Senate seat, currently held by Democratic Sen. Mark Begich .

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Alaska, 2012 Presidential Election

Anchorage Daily News

ArtBeat: Harding's train becomes Christmas ornament -- but not Harding's Alaska train

There was a flurry of excitement in the newsroom when a call came in last month announcing the selection of the 2014 White House Christmas Ornament.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Nenana, AK, Seward, AK, Fairbanks, AK

APRN

In U.S. Senate Race, GOP Rivals Lag Far Behind Sullivan

Campaign finance reports from Alaska's U.S. Senate race show Republican candidate Dan Sullivan is increasing his financial lead over GOP rivals Mead Treadwell and Joe Miller.

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

Anchorage Daily News

$3 billion payment into pension funds makes sense

OPINION: $3 billion into state pension funds is a big bite, but a wise investment.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Retirement, Alaska, Sports

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

All the spending to keep SB 21 is an investment in Alaska's future

Proponents of the old ACES oil tax system cite families, future and Alaska as trite reasons to reject Ballot Measure 1. On behalf of my own family, and Alaska State Chamber of Commerce members and I beg to differ.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Ketchikan, AK, Barrow, AK

Hispanic Business

First National Bank Alaska Announces Unaudited Results for Second Quarter 2014

The improvement in quarterly income is mainly due to improvements in loan interest and loan fee income which increased over the same period in 2013, an increase generated by growth in the bank's loan portfolio.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Balash talks tax policy, natural gas, permitting

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash discussed a range of resource-related issues from his history with oil tax policy to wetlands permitting July 18 at a Commonwealth North forum.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Sarah Palin

Marine News

Alaska Welcomes USCG Admiral Papp Arctic Assignment

Alaska Senate Majority informs that it welcomes news that Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 25, 2010, has been appointed by the U.S. State Department as a Special Representative for the Arctic Region.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Alaska, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Prison, US Coast Guard, US Military

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Homer Tribune

FYI - News briefs & announcements - July 23

Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.11/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 398 gas outlets in Alaska.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Skagway, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Report: Eat all the salmon you want, but leave sharks off the menu

Adolph Pleasant, 34, of Quinhagak caught this 7-foot, 4-inch salmon shark on July 10, 2009, while halibut fishing in Kuskokwim Bay.

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Related Topix: Dining, Quinhagak, AK, Alaska, Life, Food, Seafood

Anchorage Daily News

US appeals courts disagree on key component of Affordable Care Act

Two federal appeals courts came to opposite conclusions Tuesday regarding the government's ability to subsidize health care plans under the Affordable Care Act, a key component of the federal health care law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Alaska, Health Insurance, Health, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

Peninsula Clarion

Voters take up oil tax debate before August referendum

The public was encouraged to participate in an oil tax discussion last week during a debate between current and former state government officials broadcast across Alaska.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Anchorage, AK, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Juneau, AK, Mendenhall Valley, AK

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Democratic party gets boost from affiliate in Washington, D.C.

The Alaska Democratic Party is getting a boost from a group in Washington, D.C., that's dedicated to preserving the Democrats' fragile majority in the U.S. Senate.

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

Anchorage Daily News

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah -- new zip line businesses sell thrills across Alaska

Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures, a new zip line operation in Seward, offers 8 zips, three aerial walkways and two rappels during a three-hour tour.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Seward, AK, Ketchikan, AK, Talkeetna, AK, Hoonah, AK

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