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

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

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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Related Topix: Alaska

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Cannabis Club hopes to provide access to medical marijuana

Alaska's medical marijuana laws create problems for cardholders seeking legal, safe access to medical marijuana, the Alaska Cannabis Club says.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Alaska, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

USA Today

Alaska wants a fighter in the U.S. Senate

A pugilistic undertone runs through Alaska, where politicians do not merely represent the state, they are perpetually fighting for it.

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

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska stops short of calling for Canadian government review of worrisome B.C. mine

The Parnell administration is saying more information is needed about the threat posed to Alaska by a huge Canadian mine, but officials didn't ask the Canadian government outright to review approvals by the pro-mining province of British Columbia.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science

Silicon Alley Insider

Republicans Are Trying To Conquer Alaska For Its Oil

A tug boat is seen pulling an Alyeska Pipeline barge through the port of Valdez in an oil response drill in Valdez, Alaska.

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

Petroleum News

SB 21 recall defeated

The results were still unofficial as Petroleum News went to print, but at 80,508 opposed and 73,628 in favor, ballot measure No.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK, North Pole, AK, Anchorage, AK, Alaska, Kenai, AK

Petroleum News

AK-WA Connection 2014: Introduction

Bringing their unique goods and services into play in the dynamics of a revitalizing Alaska economy is part of what makes the enduring commercial relationship between Alaska and Washington work.

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KRBD-FM Ketchikan

Maritime industry plans to become more local

Alaska wants to help residents take control of the maritime industry, and now there's a plan to prove it.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Ketchikan, AK

KIMO

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

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