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  1. Acknowledging progress against the honey bucket in rural AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    In her Alaska Dispatch News commentary published Dec. 2, " Ridding Alaska of honey buckets is a good but all too familiar goal ," Elise Patkotak paints a bleak picture of the sanitary conditions in rural Alaska, which is true, because many village residents still must haul water and use honey buckets. However, in other villages, sanitary systems have been installed and health conditions are improving.

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  2. Oil companies want to cut tops from storage tanks in ValdezRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    In hopes of reducing snow-clearing responsibilities, the owners of the trans-Alaska Pipeline have filed with the RCA hoping to remove the tops from some of their massive, empty oil storage tanks in Valdez, where heavy snowfalls like this one in January 2012 leave residents struggling to clear their streets and roofs. The trans-Alaska pipeline owners want to cut the roofs off four massive empty oil storage tanks in Valdez -- in part to eliminate the need to shovel snow from the tank tops.

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  3. Ridding Alaska of honey buckets is a good but all too familiar goalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    OPINION: I've heard of one scheme after another to rid the Bush of sanitary problems that follow the lack of indoor plumbing. Solutions have all been either an insurmountable hassle or very expensive.

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  4. Hilcorp will pursue Liberty developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Having purchased a large slice of BP's interests in four BP northern Alaska oil fields, Hilcorp Alaska is going to file a new proposed plan of the development for the Liberty field, offshore in the Beaufort Sea. Hilcorp has acquired a 50 percent interest in Liberty and is now the field operator.

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  5. Picture for Alaska oil revenues goes from bad to worse as oil prices dropRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    We don't know if oil prices near $70 or lower are a short-term phenomenon or a sign of things to come. The OPEC nations met Thursday in Vienna to plot strategy, deciding to keep their production quotas the same.

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  6. BP closes deal with HilcorpRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Energy giant BP on Tuesday closed the sale of assets related to four oil fields it operates on Alaska's North Slope, in a deal with Hilcorp Energy previously announced at up to $1.5 billion. "With the approval of state and federal regulators, Hilcorp is now the operator of the Milne Point, Endicott and the Northstar oil fields and associated pipelines," said Janet Weiss, president of BP Alaska, in a presentation to the Resource Development Council in Anchorage on Wednesday.

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  7. Great Bear plans 3 North Slope wellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Great Bear Petroleum Operating LLC plans to drill three wells this coming winter to explore for conventional oil resources and learn more about unconventional plays. All three wells -- Alkaid No.

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  8. Tim Bradner: It's not a fun time to be governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    I don't envy whoever winds up being governor after all the votes from the Nov. 4 election are finally counted. The next four years won't be fun.

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  9. Alaska Natives: Still a people in perilRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Their very survival, their existence, depends on it. - According to Dr. Robert Chaney of the Southcentral Foundation, as of two years ago, Alaska Native youth, ages 18-29 were taking their lives at 19 times the national average for their age group.

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  10. Alaska's isolation, economic dependence fosters unhealthy fearRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Speaking in an interview recently, the brilliant conservative essayist and novelist Marilynne Robinson, nominated this week for a national book award, lamented that fear has become the default posture of human beings in today's culture. "What it comes down to - and I think this has become prominent in our culture recently - is that fear is an excuse: 'I would like to have done something, but of course I couldn't.'

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  11. North Slope production up 25 percent in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska North Slope crude oil production started September at 359,150 barrels but ended the month at 533,561 barrels, a clear indication that the summer maintenance season has wound down and production levels are getting back to a seasonal norm. The average for September was 496,388 barrels per day, up 25.44 percent from an August average of 395,726 bpd, and approaching the June average of 500,525 bpd.

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  12. NordAq plans Smith Bay exploration this winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    NordAq Energy Inc. plans to drill a single exploration well this winter in the southern part of Smith Bay, offshore the north-central part of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, according to a plan of operations that the company has filed with Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas. The well, located near the delta of the Ikpikpuk River and called the Tulimaniq No.

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  13. Built on Energy Boom, a Political Brand Evolves in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    A gleaming $23 million complex of office buildings, dormitories and workshops has risen from the boreal forest just outside town over the last decade, aimed at training workers for a natural gas pipeline that was supposed to snake from the Arctic to serve energy markets around the world and make Alaska rich all over again. But the pipeline was never built, the victim of a worldwide glut of natural gas that has reduced demand for Alaska's supply.

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  14. Great Bear Petroleum calls a halt to the drilling seasonRead the original story

    Dec 25, 2012 | Anchorage Daily News

    Having drilled its first two vertical wells, the Alcor No. 1 and the Merak No. 1, as part of a pioneering shale oil program on Alaska's North Slope, Great Bear Petroleum has called a halt to its drilling season for this year, Ed Duncan, the company's president, told the Alaska Geological Society.

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  15. North Slope worker convicted for tax evasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    A North Slope worker employed by Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. was convicted Thursday of multiple tax crimes after defending himself in federal court in Anchorage.

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  16. Governor candidates spar over oil taxes, gas line, schoolsRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    In the first governor forum this campaign season that included Gov. Sean Parnell, candidates tried to distinguish themselves Monday on education reform and oil taxes, priorities for the economy and the state's big natural gas pipeline project. Democrat Byron Mallott and independent candidate Bill Walker, who like Parnell is a Republican, have met at multiple debates already.

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  17. AIDEA takes next step on Fairbanks energy projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and a private contractor signed a key 313-page agreement Friday advancing the effort to get a state-owned natural gas plant built on the North Slope. The concession agreement with MWH details a process under which final design and a financing plan will be prepared for the project, which is the centerpiece of the Interior Energy Project, an effort to truck liquefied natural gas to the Fairbanks area.

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  18. BP to reduce Alaska workforce by 475 early next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Oil giant BP will cut close to one-fifth of its Alaska workforce of employees and direct contractors as a result of the sale of a chunk of its Alaska assets to Hilcorp, the company announced Monday. The reduction consists of 200 individuals, primarily BP employees, who have been offered jobs by Hilcorp, as well as an additional 275 employees and direct contractors who have not been offered positions, said Dawn Patience, a spokeswoman with BP Exploration Alaska.

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  19. Ernest Leffingwell, pioneering Arctic scientist with a fan clubRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Scientist and explorer Ernest Leffingwell spent nine winters on Flaxman Island off Alaska's northern coast, shown here in a photo from 1970. One hundred years ago, a group of men sailed to the northern coast of Alaska to find a land mass rumored to protrude from the Arctic Ocean.

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  20. Alaska Aviation Legends: Ron Sheardown, polar adventurerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Ron Sheardown , Bob Gauchie, and Glen Stevens as Gauchie exited a rescue aircraft on April 1, 1967 after going missing when his plane went down in the Canadian Arctic. Gauchie was stranded for 58 days in sub-zero weather.

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