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  1. Swiss National Bank Has $7,126,000 Position in Commerce Bancshares Inc.Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Political

    Swiss National Bank lowered its stake in shares of Commerce Bancshares Inc. by 0.9% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 148,761 shares of the financial services provider's stock after selling 1,300 shares during the period.

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  2. Exotic ticks appear to be establishing themselves in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    While Alaskans have long endured dense mosquitoes and frigid air, we've always had the absence of venomous snakes and dog ticks. But the latter may be establishing themselves here.

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  3. Alaskans live among bears - both real and brightly coloredRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Alaska's largest city is home to more than 300 grizzly and black bears - and now more than a dozen multicolored ones. Life-size statues painted by city artists for a public art installation called "Bears on Parade" are popping up as part of an effort to raise awareness that if you live in Anchorage, you live near bears.

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  4. High court: Former owner of North Pole refinery partially responsible for contaminationRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    Flint Hills Resources North Pole Refinery, shown here Friday, April 13, 2012, announced earlier in the week its plans to idle one of its two operating refinery units, a move that will result in layoffs for roughly a quarter of its local employees.

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  5. Quake in Italy should remind Alaskans of our own perilRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    A man is rescued alive from the ruins following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016. The tragedy unfolding in the aftermath of Tuesday's magnitude 6.2 earthquake in central Italy is a story we have seen before.

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  6. Local group forms to 'Save Deer Mountain'Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

    "I think that the Mental Health Trust board and staff has shown utter disregard for the public process, arrogance and frankly contempt for the people of Ketchikan," said former City of Ketchikan Mayor Bob Weinstein, who has some strong feelings about a recent vote by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Board of Trustees to start the process of a timber sale on Deer Mountain. One day after that vote, he and Ketchikan artist and business owner Ray Troll created "Save Deer Mountain," a group formed for the sole purpose of stopping that process.

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  7. Ruling: Previous owners of Flint Hills refinery partially responsible for contaminated groundwaterRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    Flint Hills Resources North Pole Refinery, shown here Friday, April 13, 2012, announced earlier in the week its plans to idle one of its two operating refinery units, a move that will result in layoffs for roughly a quarter of its local employees.

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  8. ADOT&PF, Tanana to celebrate opening of the Road to TananaRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities , in coordination with the community of Tanana, will hold a celebration Monday, Aug. 29, to mark the completion of the Road to Tanana. The celebration will be at 2 p.m. at the end of the road, near the banks of the Yukon River with a reception to follow in Tanana.

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  9. Avian flu strain found in wild duck in Fairbanks is a danger to domestic fowlRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    A strain of avian flu potentially deadly to domestic fowl, recently found in a Fairbanks duck, has drawn a warning from Alaska authorities to hunters and bird owners. Avian flu is not readily transmitted from birds to humans, and state veterinarian Bob Gerlach said no such incidents have been reported in Alaska.

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  10. Alaskans feel even greater sting of controversial EpiPen price hikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | EMS1

    EpiPens - the life-saving devices currently at the center of a national furor over skyrocketing costs - are even more expensive in Alaska, a state already struggling with high costs of health care. Director Jeffrey Demain said Thursday that due to the increased cost not all of his patients can afford the device, which is used to ward off severe allergic reactions.

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  11. Should the Alaska Psychiatric Institute be privatized?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Anchorage Daily News

    A health care bill passed this year requires the Alaska Department of Health, in partnership with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, look into how feasible it is to privatize API. Members of the mental health community and general public had a chance on Thursday to voice concerns and ask questions about the possibility of the state-run Alaska Psychiatric Institute becoming a private entity .

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  12. Walker delays action on CFEC administrative changesRead the original story

    Yesterday | Peninsula Clarion

    The Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission won't transfer some of its administrative functions into the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, for now. Gov. Bill Walker set his sights on the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, the body that regulates commercial fishing permits in Alaska state waters, with an administrative order issued in February 2016.

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  13. Oil producers falter, following new study calling Alaska LNG project uneconomicRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    Even as Alaskans were digesting a new report asserting that Alaska's liquefied natural gas project wouldn't be competitive with other projects in the world, one of Alaska's partners in the project dropped its own bomb : ExxonMobil said in an interview it's not planning to invest in its next big phase, preparing the final engineering and design plans. Meanwhile, ConocoPhillips and BP indicated that as things stand, they're also not likely to move into the detailed engineering phase of the project's complex facilities, such as an 800-mile pipeline and a plant in Nikiski to turn natural gas into a liquid for shipping.

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  14. Utah Retirement Systems Boosts Position in Pinnacle Foods Inc.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Political

    Utah Retirement Systems boosted its stake in shares of Pinnacle Foods Inc. by 1.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The fund owned 21,000 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 200 shares during the period.

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  15. Governor Walker Halts AO 279 Implementation Until Gaining Stakeholder FeedbackRead the original story

    Yesterday | KIMO

    Anchorage, AK- In the midst of Alaska's fiscal crisis, Governor Bill Walker aims to cut costs when appropriate, which encompasses sharing administrative resources and streamlining services. Back in February, Governor Walker authorized Administrative Order 279, which allows the transfer of specific administrative capacities from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to the Department of Fish and Game.

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  16. Expanded Medicaid already $30M over estimates in first yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Alaska Star

    Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson is seen at a press conference July 16, 2015, when Gov. Bill Walker announced he would accept federal money to expand Medicaid enrollment in the state. Currently fully funded by the federal government, claims through 11 months are already $30 million more than estimated.

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  17. VIDEO: Alaska fishing roundtable addresses fishery management solutionsRead the original story

    Thursday | Boating Industry

    The fourth Annual Kenai Classic Roundtable on National Recreational Fishing brought together leaders from all segments of the recreational fishing community. The panelists gathered August 17 at Kenai Peninsula College to examine alternative solutions for current fishery management issues.

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  18. 2016 Kenai Classic Roundtable Addresses Alternative Fishery Management SolutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Business Wire

    The panelists gathered on Wednesday, August 17, at Kenai Peninsula College to examine alternative solutions for current fishery management issues. They discussed several innovative strategies for the management of mixed-use fisheries, and ultimately put forward solutions that could be beneficial to all fishery stakeholders.

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  19. Alaska roadkill thieves target moose meant for charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | SouthCoastToday.com

    " Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a program run by state troopers that gives it to the needy and others willing to butcher the carcasses, officials said Wednesday. Two moose killed recently by cars or trucks were set to be picked up by the trooper-sponsored program that alerts the Alaska Moose Federation so carcasses can be quickly delivered to recipients on a state troopers' list of people who want them.

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  20. The Most Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Kiplinger Online

    The Internet has given rise to a mobile workforce of telecommuters, independent contractors and entrepreneurs who can work where they want to live, instead of living where they have to work. But if you enjoy this kind of flexibility, proximity to ski slopes or beaches shouldn't be your only criteria in selecting a home state.

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