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1 hr ago | Sunherald.com

Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand

Bill Walker, who finished behind Parnell in the 2010 gubernatorial primary and is running this time as an independent, brought in nearly $260,000, $170,000 of which he personally contributed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Alaska, Sarah Palin, Flying, Life, Hobbies

12 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Don't fall for the myths about the Hobby Lobby decision

Three weeks ago, the Supreme Court issued a very disappointing verdict in Burwell v.

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Related Topix: Women's Health, Health, Alaska, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law

16 hrs ago | Oil and Gas Online

Export Application Filed With U.S. Department Of Energy For Alaska LNG Project

In another important step forward for the Alaska LNG project, an application to export liquefied natural gas was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Department of Energy

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Bat caught in Southeast Alaska tests positive for rabies

A Keen's myotis bat captured in Juneau in 2011. Another bat of the same species was found on Prince of Wales Island in 2014 and discovered to be infected with rabies -- just the third such case in Alaska since 1971.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sports

Anchorage Daily News

Firefighters sent Outside as slow wildfire season persists in Alaska

An airplane prepares to drop retardant on a fire burning on the edge of Browns Lake in the Funny River neighborhood of Soldotna on Saturday afternoon, May 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Funny River, AK, Soldotna, AK

NewsOK.com

Companies file export application for gas project

The companies pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska have applied for an export license with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Department of Energy

Roll Call

Virgin Islands' Exemption From Health Care Law Prompts Alaska Plea

Last week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner released a letter to a Virgin Islands official releasing U.S. territories from insurance requirements mandated by the 2010 health care overhaul law.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

National Journal

Reps. Mark and Tom Udall

With President Obama's approval weak and Congress gridlocked, many red-state Democratic senators seeking reelection have struggled to come up with issues to run on.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Begich, Alaska

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

See through the smoke, and you'll see Obamacare is working

Four years after passage of the Affordable Care Act, we can move past partisan rhetoric and see what impact this law is having.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Alaska

Instapundit

Challengers Pounce on Begich's Assertion That He's a 'Thorn' in Obama's Butt

Alaska Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell would like to tell Sen. Mark Begich "you are no Ted Stevens," paraphrasing the line that the late Sen. Lloyd Bentsen used to skewer Sen. Dan Quayle in the 1988 vice presidential debate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Alaska, Republican, Matt Mead, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election

Anchorage Daily News

'Tax-aaq' ballot measure a mouthful in English, Yup'ik or Inupiaq

The ballot measure to repeal the state's oil tax cut might be the thorniest issue Alaskans ever vote on, but imagine trying to understand terms like "gross revenue exclusion" and "progressivity" in Yup'ik and other Alaska Native languages.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Fairbanks Craigslist 'rants' peel back layers of anti-Native racism

Something foul is in the air in Fairbanks, Alaska's Golden Heart city, and this time it's not woodsmoke smog.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, Juneau, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Still have questions about the oil tax referendum? You're not alone

Alaskans will get their chance to vote on petroleum taxes at the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 19. This commentary sets out the issue's basic history, poses some questions to consider before the polls open, and ends by letting you know where you can get some answers.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Prudhoe Bay, AK, Anchorage, AK, Sports

San Juan Islander

EPA releases proposal to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska fisheries from...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 is issuing a proposal to protect one of the world's most valuable salmon fisheries, in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the risks posed by large-scale mining at the Pebble deposit.

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

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Alaska's largest paper undergoes name change

The Anchorage Daily News will officially become Alaska Dispatch News. Publisher Alice Rogoff and Editor Tony Hopfinger outlined that and other changes to advertisers during an outdoor luncheon Friday.

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Related Topix: Alaska

ABC News

Alaska's Largest Paper Undergoes Name Change

More than two months after it was purchased by an online competitor, Alaska's largest newspaper will undergo a name change with Sunday's edition.

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KNUS-AM Aurora

Alaska's largest paper undergoes name change

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Related Topix: Alaska, Anchorage, AK

The Washington Post

EPA to propose limits on Alaskaa s Pebble Mine project

The Environmental Protection Agency will issue a proposal Friday under the Clean Water Act that would limit mining activity in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed, according to two individuals familiar with the decision.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, Alaska, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Washington Examiner

Lisa Murkowski walks a tightrope between energy development and environmental concerns

"Fill it in Write it in Lisa Murkowski," the concrete reads vertically, referring to the instructions the Alaska Republican gave voters during her improbable 2010 write-in campaign to keep her Senate seat after losing the GOP primary to a Tea Party challenger.

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

Anchorage Daily News

Taking Native lands into federal trust wouldn't 'unravel' ANCSA

On June 25, the Daily News published an opinion discussing the placing of Alaska Native lands into trust with the federal government .

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