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11 min ago | SIU

Alaska AFL-CIO Resolves to Defend the Jones Act

America's domestic maritime industry received a boost Aug. 24 when delegates to the Alaska State AFL-CIO convention in Fairbanks unanimously passed a resolution supporting the Jones Act.

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1 hr ago | The Economist

Alaska's bush country: Hunting for dividends

ALASKANS like to talk about how distant the rest of America feels. In downtown Anchorage, with its familiar fast-food restaurants and hotel chains, this line can sound a little affected.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Napaskiak, AK, Religion, Orthodox Church, Prudhoe Bay, AK

4 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

Alaska Is a Petrol State

Americans tends to look down on most of the world's petrol states: countries that depend disproportionately on the extraction of oil and gas for industry, tax revenue, and international legitimacy.

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Related Topix: Alaska, World News, Venezuela, Travel, Venezuela Travel, Prudhoe Bay, AK

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Libertarian candidate for US Senate withdraws

Alaska Libertarians say their party's U.S. Senate nominee, Thom Walker, has pulled out of the race, and they've selected a nominee to take his place as soon as state elections officials allow.

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

Anchorage Daily News

Estimated at $1,930, Alaska PFD big but no record

Acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell announces the 2013 Permanent Fund dividend amount.

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Los Angeles Times

Coalitions sue Forest Service to block Alaska old-growth timber sale

The Tongass National Forest and Berners Bay, in background, in southeast Alaska.

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Capital City Weekly

Fish Factor: Researchers dive into Chinook research projects

More than 100 researchers are working on more than three dozen projects to find clues as to why Alaska's Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007.

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

Brandon Sun

Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum production tax; 'No' votes take decisive lead

Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism as a giveaway to already profitable oil companies.

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ABC News

Alaska Voters Reject Repeal of 2013 Petroleum Tax

Alaskans on Aug. 19 voted on the ballot measure, which would have rolled back the tax structure backed by Gov. Sean Parnell.

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APRN

Alaska Seeks Continued Involvement In BC Mine Review

The state of Alaska is requesting to be involved with Canadian approval of a proposed copper and gold mine across the border in British Columbia.

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APRN

Alaska News Nightly: August 26, 2014

An ad running against Sen. Mark Begich attacks him on his support for women - exactly where he proclaims his strength.

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Anchorage Daily News

Dingman: Joe Miller counts on Round 3 with Murkowski for Alaska Senate seat

You might think now Joe Miller will assume his role as obstructionist and find his way to punish the Republican Party "establishment."

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Alaska politicians call for ban on Russian seafood

Alaskans call for ban on Russian seafood: The Alaska congressional delegation is calling for a U.S. ban on imports of Russian seafood as a global food fight that started with the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to grow.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Life, Food, Seafood, us Travel, Travel, Department of Energy

Globe and Mail

Alaska serial killer 'Butcher Baker' dies aged 75

Robert Hansen was a convicted serial killer who hunted down women in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

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Related Topix: Alaska, The Frozen Ground, Spring Creek Correctional Center, State Prisons, Prison

USA Today

Ad watch: Sullivan challenges Begich on 'Alaska Agreement'

Ad watch: Sullivan challenges Begich on 'Alaska Agreement' At issue is whether the candidates should pledge to ban outside super PACs in the race.

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

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Defeat of oil tax referendum puts Alaska in win-win territory

Congratulations to the no campaign on their hard-fought victory. Fifty-two percent of Alaskans have chosen to keep Senate Bill 21 in place.

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Kansas City InfoZine

Earthjustice Files Two Lawsuits Challenging Old Growth Clear-cutting in Tongass

Earthjustice also sued to challenge the forest-wide Tongass Land Management Plan, which fails to preserve the old growth trees that provide crucial habitat to numerous species including the Sitka black-tailed deer and the Alexander Archipelago wolf, which is currently being considered for Endangered Species Act listing due in large part to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Alaska, Pop/Rock, The Land, Environmental Law, Law, Agriculture, Science

Planetizen

Alaska Voters Reject Higher Taxes on Oil Companies

Alaskans agreed, but not by much, with Gov. Sean Parnell and not former Gov. Sarah Palin that oil companies needed to pay less taxes if they are to boost oil production.

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Anchorage Daily News

Laine Welch: Looking for answers to Alaska's chinook decline

More than 100 researchers and three dozen projects are under way to find clues to why Alaska's chinook salmon production has declined since 2007.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Juneau, AK, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Sports

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Some female lamwakers forget their disservice to Alaska women

In a recent commentary released to Alaska media about oil taxes, 11 female Alaska state legislators claimed their bona fides as champions of the "best interests" of Alaska children.

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