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2 hrs ago | Homer Tribune

FYI - News briefs & announcements - July 23

Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.11/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 398 gas outlets in Alaska.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Skagway, AK

6 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Report: Eat all the salmon you want, but leave sharks off the menu

Adolph Pleasant, 34, of Quinhagak caught this 7-foot, 4-inch salmon shark on July 10, 2009, while halibut fishing in Kuskokwim Bay.

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Related Topix: Dining, Quinhagak, AK, Alaska, Life, Food, Seafood

10 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

US appeals courts disagree on key component of Affordable Care Act

Two federal appeals courts came to opposite conclusions Tuesday regarding the government's ability to subsidize health care plans under the Affordable Care Act, a key component of the federal health care law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Alaska, Health Insurance, Health, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

14 hrs ago | Peninsula Clarion

Voters take up oil tax debate before August referendum

The public was encouraged to participate in an oil tax discussion last week during a debate between current and former state government officials broadcast across Alaska.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Anchorage, AK, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Juneau, AK, Mendenhall Valley, AK

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Democratic party gets boost from affiliate in Washington, D.C.

The Alaska Democratic Party is getting a boost from a group in Washington, D.C., that's dedicated to preserving the Democrats' fragile majority in the U.S. Senate.

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

Anchorage Daily News

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah -- new zip line businesses sell thrills across Alaska

Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures, a new zip line operation in Seward, offers 8 zips, three aerial walkways and two rappels during a three-hour tour.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Seward, AK, Ketchikan, AK, Talkeetna, AK, Hoonah, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Former Gov. Sarah Palin weighs in on Alaska's current oil tax debate

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said in a phone interview with Alaska Dispatch News on Tuesday that she plans to speak out against oil company-funded efforts to maintain the oil tax structure put in place in January.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Wasilla, AK, Fitness, Yoga, Anchorage, AK

Daily Kos

Blast from the Past

Sarah Palin is the governor of Alaska, and a hugely popular one, with approval ratings hovering in the 90 percent range.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Alaska, Sean Parnell, Barack Obama

Anchorage Daily News

SB 21 has fired up investment in Alaska's oil and gas

OPINION: In my professional experience, the passage of SB 21 has triggered more capital investment in Alaska's North Slope, and that's key to continued prosperity.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sports

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

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

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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