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14 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Walker and Parnell at odds over Point Thomson lawsuit

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker says Gov. Sean Parnell is wrong to accuse him of wanting to delay progress at ExxonMobil's Point Thomson project, a field that sat undeveloped for decades but is now less than two years from production. Walker, owner of Anchorage law firm Walker & Richards, filed a lawsuit in 2012 challenging a settlement between the state and Exxon and partners that essentially created a development plan behind closed doors.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, Anchorage, AK

14 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Gov. Parnell: Walker's gas line criticism is reckless

We've had a run of great news on the natural gas front in Alaska. A thousand people spent the spring developing a massive new gas field on the North Slope; hundreds of others spent the summer logging field work through the Interior for the Alaska LNG Project.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, US Governors

21 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Alaska seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

The state of Alaska has filed motions to intervene in three lawsuits filed by environmental groups against a proposed timber sale by the U.S. Forest Service on Prince of Wales Island. Gov. Sean Parnell 's office on Monday announced the state's request to the U.S. District Court in the three cases, including one that challenges the 2008 Tongass Land Management plan that allows the Big Thorne timber sale to move forward.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Albany Times Union

BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

BP Alaska , a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year. BP's business in Alaska will be smaller because of the previously announced sale of its interests in four North Slope oil fields to Hilcorp, spokeswoman Dawn Patience said.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Prudhoe Bay, AK, US Governors

KTOO-TV Juneau

Search begins for new National Guard leader

A week after firing the Alaska National Guard's adjutant general, Gov. Sean Parnell is accepting applications for the leadership post. Parnell requested the resignation of Major Gen.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Report: Ketchikan ship projects equal revenue

Ketchikan could see significant economic benefits - both in terms of new jobs and money spent in the community - if either the state or private companies choose the Ketchikan Shipyard for large-scale shipbuilding projects, according to a recent report. The report, released by the Ketchikan Marine Industry Council , states that a $100 million shipbuilding project could mean 190 new jobs - paying $27.4 million in wages - and $12.4 million on additional spending for local goods and services.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Who is Bill Walker? Neither party may like the answer.

With the frenzy surrounding announcement of a Bill Walker-Byron Mallott gubernatorial ticket -- some breathlessly call it "historic" -- you have to wade through a river of populist drivel to get to the meaty question: Who is Bill Walker? Pardon me for noticing, but Walker -- a guy working hard to be everything to everybody, to be "inclusive" and "nonpartisan" -- is not who many Democrats may hope he is. There is somebody quite different wrapped in the Kool-Aid rhetoric.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Alaska, Alaska Government, Big Ant Studios, AFL, Video Games

Stars and Stripes

After general's ouster, applicants sought for Alaska adjutant position

Applicants are being sought to fill a vacancy resulting from last week's resignation of Alaska National Guard Adjutant Gen. Maj. Thomas Katkus.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, US Governors

Fri Sep 12, 2014

APRN

Alaska News Nightly: September 12, 2014

The U.S. Senate on Thursday blocked a constitutional amendment aimed at reversing Citizens United. That's the Supreme Court decision allowing corporations, unions and associations to spend unlimited amounts on elections as long as these so-called "outside groups" don't coordinate with campaigns.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Anchorage, AK, Fairbanks, AK

NewsOK.com

Walker concerned with gas line deal

Walker said Alaska isn't in the "driver's seat," and is letting companies with projects around the world determine if this one advances. Walker, who is challenging Republican Gov. Sean Parnell, said he would want to look at what's been done so far and if it makes sense for the state to pull out, it will.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Energy, Oil & Gas, TransCanada, Natural Gas

KTOO-TV Juneau

Walker plans to live in Juneau, if elected

Republican Gov. Sean Parnell and his wife, Sandy, live in the Governor's Mansion in Juneau. That matters to a number of people in the community, particularly when talk of a possible capital move arises.

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Related Topix: Juneau, AK, US Governors, Sarah Palin

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Forecast calls for spectacular auroras, but also clouds

Powerful aurora forecast, along with rain clouds: Two solar events that occurred Tuesday and Wednesday, should bring especially high levels of aurora activity beginning Thursday and lasting through the weekend, according to an aurora forecast from the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "The effects of a solar event on the 9th of September facing roughly toward Earth should reach Earth around midnight on September 11th UT," the report said.

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Related Topix: Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, Juneau, AK, US Governors, Tanana, AK

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Woman says Alaska National Guard ignored her rape complaints

A woman said Thursday she was drugged and raped while a member of the Alaska Army National Guard, but her complaints to guard commanders went nowhere. Jones, who now lives in Paris, Ill., spoke at an Anchorage teleconference by phone Thursday at the invitation of the Alaska Women for Political Action.

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Anchorage Daily News

With no official forecast planned, revenue from Alaska marijuana taxes is anyone's guess

Want to know how much tax revenue the state of Alaska stands to make if Ballot Measure 2, the initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, passes in November? Take a calculator and guess how many ounces of marijuana Alaskans will purchase in a year, then multiply that by $50. Alaska Department of Revenue Spokeswoman Lacy Wilcox said the agency is not planning to conduct a revenue forecast to estimate how much money the state would make if marijuana was legalized.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Alaska Government, Alaska, US Governors, Colorado, Colorado Government

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Ajoc Editorial: First LNG steps, and a word on the First Amendment

A Chinese proverb states that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and so it goes with the Alaska LNG Project. More than a few of those important initial steps have been taken less than nine months after the major North Slope producers, pipeline company TransCanada and the State of Alaska signed a "heads of agreement" statement outlining a large-diameter pipeline and export plant project.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, Department of Energy, Nikiski, AK, US Governors, Opinion

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Pension funds perform well; Moodya s approves of tax vote

State pension funds have done well in their investment performance, the state Department of Revenue said Sept. 5. For the fiscal year ending June 30, the Public Employees Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement System both earned 18.56 percent, exceeding the Alaska Retirement Management Board's strategic policy benchmark target return of 17.20 percent.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement, Alaska, Alaska Government, US Governors

Business Wire

Alaska Governor Recognizes Agencies for Commitment to Serving Military Families

For these agencies that serve Alaska's military population, it is indisputable that the remote geography makes it challenging to coordinate services statewide. However, they are certainly necessary.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Parnell re-election campaign gets new manager

Facing a new, unified challenge to his re-election bid, Gov. Sean Parnell shook up his campaign Tuesday, replacing his campaign manager with a highly regarded legislative staffer. Tom Wright has been top staffer to House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and previous House speakers.

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KTOO-TV Juneau

Parnell spokeswoman defends insurance rate review process

A spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell says Alaska's Division of Insurance did not apply for federal grants to review health insurance premium increases because the state has the resources to support an effective review. A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman has said Alaska could offer more affordable options with a stronger rate review program.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Medicaid, Health

Anchorage Daily News

Parnell re-election campaign gets new manager

Facing a new, unified challenge to his re-election bid, Gov. Sean Parnell shook up his campaign Tuesday, replacing his campaign manager with a highly regarded legislative staffer. Tom Wright has been top staffer to House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and previous House speakers.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin

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