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StephenCLE's Baseline House Rankings - The Pacific Coast

Hello DKE nation, and welcome to this final edition of StephenCLE's baseline House Rankings. So far we've gone through the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Coastal Southeast, Great Lakes, Interior Southeast, Central Plains, and Rocky Mountains.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Larsen, Democrat, Jim McDermott, Adam Smith, Representative Derek Kilmer

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Laine Welch: Sullivan rearranges schedule for Kodiak fisheries debate

Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide audience was too much to pass up for U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan, who will be at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate at Kodiak after all. Sullivan was able to reshuffle a packed travel schedule to fit in the fisheries event, said Ben Sparks, campaign manager.

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Related Topix: Kodiak, AK, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, Life, Food, Seafood, Cordova, AK

Fri Sep 12, 2014

APRN

Alaska Delegation Critical Of President's ISIS Plan

President Obama outlined a plan Wednesday to defeat the terror group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS. He is calling for airstrikes, as well as for the U.S. to support the Iraqi military and Syrian fighters attacking ISIS on the ground.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thu Sep 11, 2014

National Journal

Russia's Militarization of the North Pole Has U.S. Lawmakers on Edge

Moscow is beefing up its military presence in the Arctic region at a faster rate than any other polar nation. This picture, dated March 1995, shows Russian submarine Kursk at its base in Vidyayevo.

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Related Topix: Prison, Russia, World News, Asia, Canada, North America, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US Senate, Lisa Murkowski

Gallup.com

Amid Crucial Senate Race, Alaskans' Independence Grows

Amid a tight race for a U.S. Senate seat from Alaska, a growing proportion of Alaskans, now 59%, identify as political independents. At the same time, there are recent lows in the percentage of Alaskans identifying as Republicans and the percentage identifying as Democrats .

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

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Conservative coalition hopes to swing unlikely voters toward legalizing marijuana

Proponents of an initiative that would legalize marijuana in Alaska are hoping to reach out to a voting bloc considered unlikely to support the effort: conservatives. On Wednesday, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska announced the formation of the Coalition of Conservatives in Support of Ballot Measure 2. The group consists of Eddie Burke, conservative talk radio show host and Anchorage Tea Party founding member; Bruce Schulte, Alaska Republican Party district chair and state central committee member; and Dani Bickford, who describes herself as a longtime Republican and Anchorage mother.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Drugs, Marijuana, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Alaska

APRN

Bill Aims To Create Arctic Port on Bering Sea Coast

A U.S. House subcommittee today considered a bill aimed at creating a deepwater dock at Point Spencer, a narrow curlicue of land on the Bering Strait, just south of the Arctic Circle. Alaska Congressman Don Young says his bill would divide the 2,000 acre spit among the Coast Guard, the state and the Bering Strait Native Corp., creating a partnership to build a port.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Republican, Unalaska, AK

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

House tries to rein in EPA, to dismay of conservationists

An EPA effort to protect wetlands and small streams upriver from its established haunts on "navigable waters" is winning praise from outdoors groups as a way to ensure water quality, but U.S. House Republicans, including Alaska Rep. Don Young, say it's "federal overreach." To emphasize the point, the House titled a bill to hold back the EPA, "Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014."

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Young

Mon Sep 08, 2014

APRN

U.S. House Passes Bill to Allow Sale of Feathery Art

The U.S. House today passed a bill to allow Alaska Natives to sell handicrafts that include the feathers of migratory birds. Alaska Congressman Don Young said on the House floor the Migratory Bird Act already allows Alaska Natives to harvest migratory birds.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Lisa Murkowski, Juneau, AK

Anchorage Daily News

New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety

The fact that other topics sometimes overshadow the agency's core mission of promoting safe flying is a testament to how effective the FAA is and should not be forgotten, he said. "I'm pleased that we can focus on issues of efficiency, on issues of getting somewhere late, where we don't have to worry about if we're going to get there," he said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Federal Aviation Administration, Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

Sun Sep 07, 2014

HeraldNet

In Our View/2nd Congressional District: Rick Larsen earns re-election

Rep. Rick Larsen has been a conscientious, problem-solving lawmaker. Like former Rep. Norm Dicks, Larsen concentrates on long-term goals that demand years of brain-numbing hearings, sweat equity and coalition building.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Rick Larsen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Opinion

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaskans love their guns -- and politicians are no exception

It's hard to think of a better way to prove your conservative idealism than by shooting a gun and Alaska politicians have taken note. So far during this historic election season, a handful of candidates from across the state have released short videos during the where they shoot things.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Anchorage, AK

Alaska Journal of Commerce

New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety

The fact that other topics sometimes overshadow the agency's core mission of promoting safe flying is a testament to how effective the FAA is and should not be forgotten, he said. "I'm pleased that we can focus on issues of efficiency, on issues of getting somewhere late, where we don't have to worry about if we're going to get there," he said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Federal Aviation Administration, Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska primary after-action report: Turnout almost 40 percent

We still await the final results of the the primary election, but the totals have been updated several times. The new numbers are worth a look.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Alaska, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sean Parnell, US Governors

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Peninsula Clarion

Upstart challenges congressional veteran for House seat

Alaska's sole congressman, Don Young, has swatted away many challengers over the decades, and the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House isn't looking to leave office anytime soon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Alaska, Alaska Government, Representative Todd Young, Bill Young

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Seafood industry, delegation seek Russian import ban

The United States seafood industry is pushing for Russia to end its import ban on food from several countries including the U.S., but if it doesn't, a coalition of companies wants an import ban in response.

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Related Topix: Russia, World News, Asia, Life, Food, Seafood, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US Senate, Lisa Murkowski, Vladimir Putin

Sun Aug 24, 2014

USA Today

Alaska becomes crucial frontier for Senate Democrats

At every turn in his re-election campaign, Sen. Mark Begich sees an opportunity to point out differences between himself and Republicans.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, 2012 Presidential Election

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

AFL-CIO declines to endorse candidate for governor in 3-way race

As predicted earlier this week by its president, Alaska's umbrella labor organization on Friday withheld an endorsement for governor out of concern that the current three-way race will inevitably end in an easy re-election victory for Republican Gov. Sean Parnell.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Fairbanks, AK, Anchorage, AK

KIMO

Primary Elections 2014 Re-Cap

Democratic Candidate Byron Mallot announced Alaska State Senator Hollis French as his running mate, while Governor Parnell held a press conference to announce his joining forces with Mayor Dan Sullivan.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Sean Parnell, US Governors

Thu Aug 21, 2014

APRN

AFP Targets Begich Absenteeism in $1m Ad Buy

Americans for Prosperity announced today it has paid more than $1 million to run a TV ad attacking Incumbent Mark Begich for missing votes in the U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives

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