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Key Congressional Races May Hinge On Support From Native Americans, Alaska Natives

Though Native American and Alaska Native communities are often overlooked in electoral politics, their votes could decide the outcome of three close congressional contests this November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Agriculture, Science, US House of Representatives, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, John Lewis

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, Democrat, Alaska Government

Anchorage Daily News

Leaked audio features discussion by Koch-linked groups of Begich, Alaska

Alaska makes a cameo appearance in a recording leaked Wednesday from a private strategy meeting in June hosted by the billionaire Koch brothers' political network.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Alaska, Representative Cory Gardner, US House of Representatives

Peninsula Clarion

Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Forest Service in another attempt to stop the controversial Big Thorne timber sale.

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Related Topix: Coffman-Cove, AK, Thorne-Bay, AK, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Non-Profit, Agriculture, Science, Sitka, AK

Minot Daily News

Bill recommends commission for Native American children

The Senate's 2015 Interior Appropriations bill specifically recommends the federal government create a Commission on Native Children to help improve the lives of Native American children, said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., At Heitkamp's request, the bill specifically recommends the Bureau of Indian Affairs form a Commission on Native children to ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, US Senate, Family, Kids, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Cole

Tue Aug 26, 2014

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, Ted Stevens, Alaska Government, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

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, Don Young, US Senate, 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, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, 2012 Presidential Election

SFGate

New housing to ease Coast Guard housing shortage

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Kodiak, AK

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Paul Jenkins: Primary turnout pathetic, results good, debate goes on

OPINION: Paul Jenkins says the oil tax referendum's defeat was good but didn't end debate, and that Sullivan will need to be on his game against Begich in the race for U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Sports

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Murkowski, Begich talk recreational fishing at roundtable

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, joined panelists at the Kenai River Classic Roundtable in a discussion about recreational fishing and the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act Aug. 22 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Soldotna, AK, Anchorage, AK

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KIMO

Senator Lisa Murkowski urges ALS research

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

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, Alaska Government, 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, Alaska Government

Washington Examiner

Joe Miller's odd non-concession concession

Despite numerous phone calls and emails from the Washington Examiner , a spokesman for Joe Miller's U.S. Senate campaign has not confirmed that the candidate has conceded the Alaska race to former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tea Party, Matt Mead, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee

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, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Fox News

'Clear' Violation Gao rules Pentagon broke law in Sgt. Bergdahl swap

A nonpartisan government watchdog agency said Thursday that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, US News, Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

ABC News

State Dept. Throws Cold Water on Ice Bucket Challenge

Government officials may soon find themselves in hot water if they continue to insist on dumping buckets of ice on their heads.

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Related Topix: US News, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Movers & Shakers 08/24/14

Ashley Brinkman has been promoted to the position of communications manager in the Credit Union 1 corporate communications department.

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Related Topix: Marketing, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Alaska, ASRC Energy Services, Energy, Oil & Gas, College, AK, Fairbanks, AK

Homer News

Homer says - Yes' on Ballot Measure 1, but statewide vote favors - No' position

While early reports from the Alaska Division of Elections showed "yes" votes on Ballot Measure 1 in the lead, within three hours after polls closed on Tuesday and with more than half the precincts reporting, the unofficial results pulled a switch with the "no" votes gaining ground.

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Related Topix: Homer, AK, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Sean Parnell, US Governors

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