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11 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Sullivan, a Marine and ex-natural resources head, goes on the attack in Senate race

U. S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan is the former Attorney General of Alaska and former commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources.


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

Yesterday | The Daily News Journal

State shows top combined sales tax rate

Tennessee has the highest combined state and local sales tax rate in the country at 9.44 percent and Alaska the lowest at 1.69 percent, according to a 2013 report from the Tax Foundation, a conservative think tank.


Related Topix: Alaska

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Thousands of Alaskans fall into ACA a coverage gapa

About 19,000 Alaskans, or 4.4 percent of the state's population, have fallen into a "coverage gap" since the Affordable Care Act was put in place for all U.S. residents, according to a report from local insurance broker Kelly Shattuck.


Related Topix: Alaska, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid

War Is A Crime

'Russia with Love': Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

A legal controversy - critics would say scandal - has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the future of its natural gas bounty .


Related Topix: Alaska, Department of Energy, Sean Parnell, US Governors, ConocoPhillips, Energy, Oil & Gas

Hispanic Business

Saybrook Township man remembers Good Friday Alaska quake

Highways cracked opened, buildings folded and tsunamis rolled into coastal areas.


Related Topix: Alaska, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Want to Be Governor, Allyson Schwartz?Mendte: Steal this idea from Alaska.

Hey Allyson Schwartz , if you want to break through and guarantee that you win the Democratic nomination to run for governor, have I got an idea for you.


Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Tom Corbett


Putin's "cold" Alaska joke

In a patriotic fervour, Russians are asking President Vladimir Putin to bring back the US state of Alaska, sold off to the United States in Tsarist times.


Related Topix: Alaska, Vladimir Putin, World News, Russia,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Steve Haycox: Alaska women have played vital role in conservation

Pioneers of Alaska and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies held an unusual event in Homer recently, "Meet the People," where women who had come to the community decades ago shared stories of their Homer lives.


Related Topix: Alaska, Homer, AK, US News, Environmental Law, Law, Activism

The Heritage Foundation


Today, Senator Tom Coburn will offer an amendment to the Senate's appropriation bill to transfer the $223 million that Congress had previously approved for a bridge in Ketchikan, Alaska, to fund reconstruction of a hurricane-damaged bridge in Louisiana.


Related Topix: Alaska, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Ketchikan, AK, Homer, AK

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

During an online town hall Wednesday evening, he also said he personally opposes the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Healthcare Law, Law, Alaska, Science / Technology

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Nurses Association celebrates 60 years, announces new president

Oct. 5, 2013 marked 60 years of operations for the Alaska Nurses Association as the professional organization representing thousands of nurses across the state.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Alaska, Juneau, AK, McGrath, AK

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.


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

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.


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."


Related Topix: Alaska, US News, Liberal Political News


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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