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14 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Moore: Medred doesn't get it any better than Parnell

Last week, I began my column by asking: "Ever fallen for a satirical story on the web? You know, it can be really hard to differentiate between made-up crazy and actual crazy."

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, Alaska

19 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Size of 2014 PFD checks may double from 2013's $900

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. predicts the size of the annual dividend check that qualifying Alaskans will receive this year will be considerably more than the $900 checks distributed in 2013, and may approach the all-time record.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sports

Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

Dingman: Alaskans should not repeal oil tax cuts

Alaska is going to vote on one of the most important issues we have ever faced as a state in just 20 days.

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Yesterday | KIMO

NAACP Fearful of Insurance Prices Rising

The Anchorage NAACP is urging Alaska's state department of insurance to be vigilant when it comes to insurance companies raising prices.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Oil in TAPS is a boon to Alaska; how about a little help

OPINION: Alyeska Pipeline chief Tom Barrett says a no vote on SB 21 repeal recognizes the reality and contribution of oil in Alaska.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Delta Junction, AK, Valdez, AK, Sports

National Conference of State Legislat...

imgHealth Impact Assessments

The National Conference of State Legislatures in collaboration with the Health Impact Project examined how states are turning to health impact assessments to identify and address possible health implications of decisions made in non-health sectors, such as transportation, education, or social policies.

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Silicon Alley Insider

Here's Where Americans Are Cashing In On Dividends And Interest

IRS data can tell us quite a bit about the division of income in the United States .

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Related Topix: Tax, Alaska

Washington Times

Alaska's language challenge: translating tax forms into SIberian Yupik

Alaska is currently wrestling with a native language challenge: how to translate the state's longest tax measure for local populations? Due on the public ballot in August, the tax forms and informational pamphlet that accompanies the measure are some 50 pages long - and both documents must be translated into Yup'ik, Inupiak, Siberian Yupik, Koyukon ... (more)

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Anchorage Daily News

A wake-up call in Alaska about ocean acidification and coastal communities

OPINION: As ocean acidification emerges, it will affect Alaskans already at risk and coastal economies the most.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sports

Examiner.com

'Escaping Alaska' finds 'Frozen Lies & Forging a New Family' on TLC

On last night's episode of "Escaping Alaska," a group of young people have made a secret pact to leave Alaska and go to the lower forty-eight, as the continental United States are referred to by Alaskans.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Alaska Editorials

There's an old saying attributed to the Native people of Alaska's panhandle: "A tall tree has fallen."

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Related Topix: Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Opinion, Entertainment

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaskans need to stand up for free market, reject flawed oil tax 'reform'

By listening to this summer's political commercials, Alaskans could rejoice that a job-friendly atmosphere has been restored to the Alaska oil slope due to the end of the ACES pricing structure now replaced by the pre-ACES lower tax rates.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Prudhoe Bay, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Initiative to increase Alaska's minimum wage: Overdue pay boost or job killer?

OPINION: How can voters weigh competing claims about the initiative to change Alaska's minimum wage that will appear on the November ballot? They can listen and ask questions of two experts who will share different perspectives.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sports

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

RCA gave Enstar a pass, gave public no say in rate hike

OPINION: House candidate Laurie Hummel argues that the Regulatory Commission of Alaska added insult to injury in keeping public out of Enstar rate hike.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Anchorage, AK, Sports

Anchorage Daily News

Lack of information reason enough to repeal so-called 'oil tax reform'

OPINION: Alaskans are being asked to decide on an issue with enormous and far-reaching consequences, and vital and relevant information is being withheld.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sports

National Public Radio

Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

Robert Carter, a novice dipnetter, holds up the first fish he caught after a day on the Kenai River.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Roll Call

Murkowski Tells Alaskans to Show Their 'Inner Ted' Stevens

Murkowski is encouraging fellow Alaskans to honor the late Stevens, seen here posing with the Incredible Hulk in 2003.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Ted Stevens

The Wall Street Journal

Murkowski to Begich: Talk About Your Own Record, Not Mine

Republican Lisa Murkowski , the senior U.S. senator from Alaska, has largely remained tight-lipped about this year's race for the state's other Senate seat, currently held by Democratic Sen. Mark Begich .

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Alaska, 2012 Presidential Election

Anchorage Daily News

ArtBeat: Harding's train becomes Christmas ornament -- but not Harding's Alaska train

There was a flurry of excitement in the newsroom when a call came in last month announcing the selection of the 2014 White House Christmas Ornament.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Nenana, AK, Seward, AK, Fairbanks, AK

APRN

In U.S. Senate Race, GOP Rivals Lag Far Behind Sullivan

Campaign finance reports from Alaska's U.S. Senate race show Republican candidate Dan Sullivan is increasing his financial lead over GOP rivals Mead Treadwell and Joe Miller.

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

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