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Notorious serial killer Robert Hansen dies

Robert Christian Hansen, the man who raped and murdered at least seventeen women in Anchorage, has died Thursday at the Alaska Regional Hospital.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Politico

Alaska oil tax cuts update - Ryan endorses Camp call to cut...

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.

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Related Topix: Tax, Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Politics

Anchorage Daily News

Recent U.S. moves on Arctic policy bode well for the region and Alaska

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.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Vancouver Sun

Stephen Hume: Political fallout from Mount Polley mine spill may come from U.S.

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.

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Related Topix: Canada, Alaska, North America, World News, Opinion

Townhall

AFP Launches Ad in Alaska Attacking Begich's "Absenteeism"

"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.

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

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Ajoc Editorial: Alaskans not fooled by a giveawaya campaign

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.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, Opinion

Roll Call

Alaska Post-Primary Outside Spending Surge Continues

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.

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Sys-Con Media

High-Ranking Alaskans Call on U.S. State Department to Intervene with ...

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.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, Don Young, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Life, Food, Seafood, Canada

KIMO

History Shows Low Primary Voter Turnout

Among registered voters in Alaska, the voter turnout rate in the past for the primary elections has been less than modest.

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KIMO

Reaction to Ballot Measure One Result

The votes were close, but "Vote No" has won out over "Vote Yes" in the decision on Senate Bill 21. In the end, it came down to 6,880 votes.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Mt. Polley dam failure testifies to the peril of Pebble

OPINION: Bristol Bay salmon runs are are too valuable to risk for Pebble. Pictured: aerial view of a Pebble prospect work camp.

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

Seward City News

Alaskans Vote No on Ballot Measure No. 1. Existing Taxes on Oil Production Remain in Place

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.

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CNN

Game on in Alaska Senate battle

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.

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

National Public Radio

Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off 2013 winners : Scott Rob , Keevan Dinkel and Brian Shunskis .

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Alaska, Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

Politico

Big Oil looks like it holds on to Alaska tax cuts - Inversion...

BIG OIL LOOKS LIKE IT HOLDS ON TO ALASKA TAX CUTS. It seems the multimillions worth of air time and snazzy leaflets paid off.

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Related Topix: Tax, Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Jack Markell

KHGI

Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.

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

Peninsula Clarion

Alaska oil tax referendum too close to call

Voters rejecting a referendum to repeal Alaska's revised oil tax system were prevailing with a narrow lead in late returns Tuesday night but the outcome remained too close to call.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Politico

What to watch in today's primaries - Alaska oil tax - Wyoming governor - King endorses Cutler

ALASKA SENATE: The long three-way contest to be the Republican to take on Sen. Mark Begich this fall will end today.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, Matt Mead, US Governors, Senator Angus King

Space Politics

Buzz Aldrin endorses candidate in Alaska Senate race

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.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, Representative Bill Posey, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

ABC News

The Frozen Primary

A FROZEN PRIMARY PRIMER: Voters will cast ballots in Alaska and Wyoming today with a bitter three-way GOP Senate primary in Alaska as the marquee race to watch, ABC's SHUSHANNAH WALSHE notes.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Claire McCaskill

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