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1 hr ago | Anchorage Daily News

Lumberjack act a fair favorite, year after year

Sam Fenton, representing Camp Anchorage, chops his way to a win in springboard chopping in the Fred Scheer's Lumberjack Show on Friday, August 22, 2014, at the Alaska State Fair.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Alaska, Palmer, AK, Wasilla, AK

5 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate

Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker fielded dozens of questions Thursday night at Kodiak's Gerald C. Wilson auditorium, KMXT reported.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Life, Food, Seafood

9 hrs ago | KIMO

Final Days to Donate Some of Your PFD to Pick. Click. Give.

Time is almost up if you are planning to donate some of your Permanent Fund Dividend through the Pick.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska civil rights groups show support for same-sex marriage challenge

Two civil rights organizations filed a joint brief in federal court supporting a challenge to Alaska's same-sex marriage ban.

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Related Topix: Alaska, ACLU, US Supreme Court, US News

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case

A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas."

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Related Topix: Alaska, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Agriculture, Science, Sean Parnell, US Governors

APRN

Alaska Maritime Workforce Needs

It is well known that there is a profound disconnect between the skills of young Alaskans entering the workforce and the professional requirements of the jobs coming open as workers who got here during the oil boom retire out.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Focus turns to revenue as oil prices fluctuate

Prices for Alaska North Slope crude have been steadily declining over the past two months along with the benchmark WTI and Brent prices.

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CED

GCI locks up 7-year agreement with Disney

GCI, Alaska's largest cable operator, has inked a seven-year agreement with Disney networks, a lineup that includes ESPN and ABC Family channels.

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Related Topix: Alaska, The National, Entertainment, Television

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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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

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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Related Topix: Alaska, Juneau, AK, Environmental Law, Law

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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Related Topix: Alaska, US Governors, Sarah Palin

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

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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Related Topix: Alaska, Environment, Science

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

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