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1 hr ago | 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

Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

1 hr ago | 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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Opinion round-up: Alaska decides 'yes or no' on repeal of SB21 oil tax changes

It should surprise no one that in the leadup to Tuesday's primary election, Alaska's public forum was so thoroughly dominated by comment about Ballot Measure 1, the proposition to repeal the current oil production tax laws.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Tax, Opinion

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska's Anti-Discrimination Act: An achievement and a necessity

OPINION: Ernest Gruening took pride in Alaska's Anti-Discrimination Act, but racism didn't vanish with the stroke of a pen.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Ketchikan, AK

National Journal

How a Pro-Begich PAC Won Freedom From Harry Reid

With a critical Senate race in play, the Put Alaska First PAC wins a rare blessing from Democratic leaders to run its own operation.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US News

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Jack Coghill: Mead Treadwell stands the best chance to beat Begich

OPINION: I know Mead Treadwell to be the most informed candidate in Alaska's Republican Senate primary, and he has the best chance of defeating Mark Begich.

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

Anchorage Daily News

Paul Jenkins: Returning to ACES will mean losing oil gains

OPINION: Columnist Paul Jenkins argues that the more you tax something, the less of it you get, and ACES taxed to the point of hindering Alaska oil production.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sports

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Project Chariot cleanup proceeds, but community doubts linger

Mike Boese, with Fairbanks Environmental, logs the soil sampling work at the Project Chariot site in a connex at base camp.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sports

News Max

Palin Goes 'Grizzly' on Big Oil-Industry Tax Breaks

Even on the rare occasions when they agree with her, it seems Democrats cannot refrain from taking shots at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Governors, Sarah Palin

Examiner.com

Program responds to advancing vehicle technology

A tremendous number of what used to be fairly basic mechanical items are now being controlled by electrical and computer controlled systems.

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Related Topix: Alaska, University of Alaska Anchorage, Computers

Anchorage Daily News

Industry rallies employers and workers to 'vote no on 1'

Gov. Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 21, the More Alaska Production Act, into law during a special meeting of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce at the Dena'ina Center on Tuesday, May 21, 2012.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Charlie Huggins: Alaska's oil tax cut is working, give it a chance

OPINION: Alaska Senate President Charlie Huggins urges voters to vote no on the referendum of SB 21 because the laws are performing as intended to boost Alaska's oil production.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Tax, Sports

Anchorage Daily News

GOP group reserves TV ads starting day after Tuesday's primary

Republican political group Crossroads GPS is pouring an additional $1.25 million into the U.S. Senate race in Alaska, reserving television spots that would start running Wednesday, according to information from the campaign of Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and filings with Federal Communications Commission.

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

DNR Public Notices

2014 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year Announced

The Williams family of EagleSong Family Peony Farm has been selected by the Alaska agriculture community as the 2014 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Agriculture, Science, Palmer, AK, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Petroleum News

ISER's Berman: PPT was better; economist compares tax systems

It's too bad Alaskans have only two choices in voting on production taxes in the primary election Aug. 19 - rejecting Senate Bill 21, the More Alaska Production Tax, MAPA, in favor of ACES, Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share - because the tax system which preceded ACES, PPT, the Petroleum Profits Ta....

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Related Topix: Alaska

The Hill

Can abortion rights push pay off in Alaska?

Sen. Mark Begich might be vulnerable this election cycle, but he's not apologizing for his liberal stance on abortion.

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

Tri-cityherald.com

Miller says he'll back Alaska GOP Senate nominee

For months, Miller, a tea party favorite, said he would not commit to supporting either Lt.

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

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