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Kuskokwim fish wars heat up again as silvers enter the river

Kuskokwim River villagers say they accepted early summer fishing restrictions that cost them a chance at treasured king salmon in order to boost the struggling run.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bethel, AK, Lower Kalskag, AK, Anchorage, AK, Sports

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Peninsula Clarion

Kenai library nominated for national award

In honor of the 75th anniversary of DC Comics' Batman, the Kenai Community Library is holding a superhero contest and Comic Con through Saturday.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Kenai, AK, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Soldotna, AK

Roll Call

Whatever It Is, Crude Export Policy Is Shifting

Despite soaring U.S. oil production in recent years, the prospect of relaxing the 1970s ban on crude oil exports has looked as faint as ever.

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

The Washington Post

In the Loop: It takes an act of Congress to work in August

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid cast doubt Monday on whether Congress would have time to pass an overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs and deal with the border crisis before the Aug. 1 congressional summer recess, our colleague Ed O'Keefe reported.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, Holidays, Labor Day, Thad Cochran, Republican

Roll Call

Critical-Minerals Bill Faces Conservative Backlash

The Club for Growth and Heritage Action for America urged House members to vote against the bill by Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., which would create a program within the Energy Department to focus on creating a long-term supply of domestic critical minerals, Geof Koss reports on CQ.com .

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

Times Herald-Record

Editorial: Hunger is a challenge

It's not hard to estimate how many young people in the region need help to fight hunger.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Republican, Opinion

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska senators weigh in on unaccompanied minors crisis at US-Mexico border

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski got a firsthand look last week at the nation's ongoing immigration crisis, as part of what she described as an "eye-opening" trip to Texas she took to see how the federal government is dealing with the 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since October.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, McAllen, TX

Mon Jul 21, 2014

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, Democrat, Alaska Government, Healthcare Law, Law

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, Alaska Government, Alaska, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

KTOO-TV Juneau

Gull-egg harvest gets boost from Congress

Glaucous-winged gulls nest in Glacier Bay. Federal legislation allows Hoonah Tlingits to harvest their eggs.

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Related Topix: US News, Hoonah, AK, US National Parks, Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, Don Young, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Begich campaign, super PAC get boosts from California tribe

Alaska's junior senator, Mark Begich, addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Fairbanks on Oct 25, 2013.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, us Travel, Travel, North America Travel, Washington D.C. Travel

Hispanic Business

Murkowski Nominates Alaska Libraries and Museums for National Honor

The six Alaskan libraries and museums nominated are: * Praising these institutions, Senator Murkowski said: "These fantastic libraries and museums do great work preserving the rich culture and history of their local Alaskan communities, and deserve national recognition for their extraordinary commitment to public service."

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

Daily Political

White House Proposing Restrictions on Mine in Alaska

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued a new proposal through the Clean Water Act that limits mining activity in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska, which struck a huge blow to the project that would eventually have one of the largest mines that is open pit in the world.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Washington Examiner

Mead Treadwell tied to company that took stimulus money

Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has made opposition to the 2009 stimulus part of his campaign for a Republican Senate nomination.

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

MT Shortwave Central

HAARP Closing Delayed

HAARP Closing Delay, But Facility Being Dismantled Piecemeal The US Air Force has given the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program facility in Gakona, Alaska, a death row reprieve of sorts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, University of Alaska Fairbanks

The Westerner

A 10-mile feud between Lisa Murkowski and Interior's Sally Jewell

Jewell's denial of a proposed land swap that would have allowed construction of a 10-mile road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge for emergency medical evacuations for the isolated community of King Cove incensed the Alaska Republican.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, King Cove, AK

The Washington Post

EPA to propose limits on Alaskaa s Pebble Mine project

The Environmental Protection Agency will issue a proposal Friday under the Clean Water Act that would limit mining activity in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed, according to two individuals familiar with the decision.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, Alaska, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Alaska Government, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

Medical News

Senate Democrats fail to reverse Hobby Lobby decision

The bill, which would have restored employers' mandate to provide birth control to women, did not garner the necessary 60 votes.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US Senate, Republican, Susan Collins, Health

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Judges named to Alaska Criminal Justice Commission

New Alaska Criminal Justice Commission members named: Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe has appointed three judges to the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Alaska, Prison, Anchorage, AK, Ketchikan, AK

PolitiFact

Mark Begich: Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich 'vote as...

Sen. Mark Begich says he and Sen. Lisa Murkowski are on the same team. But she doesn't see it that way.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Alaska, Alaska Government, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

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