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5 hrs ago | ENR-Engineering News-Record

Proposed Controversial Mine Loses Key Investor Rio Tinto

The Pebble Partnership is searching for another key investor to help fund its proposed Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, Alaska after international mining giant Rio Tinto gifted to two Alaska charities its 19.1% stake in the firm.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

14 hrs ago | Seward City News

Hubbard Trial Goes to Jury, More Charges Dismissed

Shortly before 4:00 pm on Tuesday the 15, the case of State of Alaska v. James T. Hubbard and Rhonda K. Anderson-Hubbard went to jury.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Daily Kos

Westboro Baptist "Church" to picket Alaska Native Heritage Center...

And that "There is nothing appealing or holy about the 'heritage' of the eleven 'distinct cultures' or 'diverse population' of Alaska."

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Related Topix: Alaska, US News, Liberal Political News

Switched

Senators Seek To Curb EPA Authority On Mine Waste Disposal

A pair of senators have introduced legislation that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using its authority to preemptively block or to revoke permits for mine waste disposal.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alaska, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, David Vitter

Mon Apr 14, 2014

KIMO

Inmate found dead at Eagle River women's jail

A 24-year-old inmate at a women's prison has been found dead in her cell. The Alaska Bureau of Investigations Major Crimes Unit announced Monday that the inmate was found dead last Thursday in her cell at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River.

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Related Topix: Alaska, State Prisons, Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, Prison

Washington Examiner

Don't let politics ruin Alaska's energy future

Even if you have never beheld Mt. McKinley or worked along the expansive Alaskan pipeline, you can appreciate the natural beauty and natural resource benefits of the magnificent state of Alaska.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Alaska, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Sean Parnell, US Governors

Jurist

Alaska lawmakers pass bill restricting Medicaid payments for abortions

The bill [materials] sets forth specific medical circumstances [APRN report] under which physicians may deem an abortion "medically necessary," thereby justifying Medicaid reimbursement.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Alaska, Abortion, ACLU

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Washington Times

Divided Alaska House passes minimum wage bill

Supporters of HB384 sought to allay fears, saying they had no intent to revisit the issue for at least two years, should a bill pass.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Hometown U: When oil and government checks are gone, look to the university

Philip Hall / University of Alaska AnchorageChristi Bell poses for a photo in the atrium of the University of Alaska Anchorage's Diplomacy Building in Anchorage, Alaska Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Alaska, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, Sports

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Southeast Alaska guides prep for strong king salmon season

Selmon Holland, center, hands over one of the 25 salmon caught on his boat at the Douglas Harbor for the Golden North Salmon Derby in August 2011.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Yakutat, AK

Petroleum News

Revenue sees some production improvement

The Alaska Department of Revenue released its spring revenue forecast April 7 showing an uptick of $374 million from the department's fall forecast for 2014 fiscal year general fund unrestricted revenue.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Eielson Air Force Base Arctiz Sentry

Eielson celebrates Purple Up Day

As part of the observance, all Alaskans are encouraged to wear purple April 15 in celebration of this year's Purple Up Day.

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Related Topix: US Military, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Navy

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

House begins debate on abortion funding bill

The Alaska House on Thursday began debating legislation that would further define medically necessary abortions for purposes of Medicaid funding.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Alaska

Daily Kos

AK-Sen: Mark Begich (D) Touts Obamacare Success Story In New Ad

The Affordable Care Act remains deeply unpopular across the conservative terrain of Alaska, but a super PAC supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's reelection isn't shying away from touting the health care law's success stories.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, 2012 Presidential Election, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

The Miami Herald

House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

House Speaker Mike Chenault on Thursday said legislative passage of a bill to raise Alaska's minimum wage would guarantee that wages go up, while the outcome of a similar ballot initiative would be dependent on the whim of votes.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors

KIMO

Free construction course promises jobs for Alaskans

Employers often search for applicants with a wealth of experience. One group says they are preparing the future of Alaska's construction work force and they are doing it for free.

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The Hill

Sullivan hauls in $1.3M for Alaska Senate race

Alaska Senate candidate Dan Sullivan has hauled in $1.3 million in the last three months, continuing his strong fundraising pace as he seeks to win the GOP nomination and face Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.

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

The Washington Post

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State governments collected more than $846 billion in tax revenue in the last fiscal year, the highest amount ever reported, as a rebounding economy boosted coffers hit hard by the recession.

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Related Topix: Tax, Alaska, Sports

Wed Apr 09, 2014

KIMO

New Portal Opens Oceans To All Alaskans

The Alaska Ocean Observing System has launched a new data portal called the "Ocean Data Explorer" The goal is to provide access to the largest variety of publicly accesible Alaska ocean and coastal data.

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Homer News

Rio Tinto to give away Pebble Mine project shares

A major shareholder of a company behind a contentious Alaska mine project on Monday announced it was giving its shares away to two Alaska charitable organizations, at least one of which belongs to a larger group that has come out publicly against the project.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Charitable Organizations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science

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