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33 min ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

Ajoc Editorial: Alaskans not fooled by a giveawaya campaign

In a response to our veteran reporter Tim Bradner about the results of the Aug. 19 primary that saw the effort to repeal oil tax reform defeated, Rep. Gara took the four-percentage point loss as a moral victory.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, Opinion

4 hrs ago | Roll Call

Alaska Post-Primary Outside Spending Surge Continues

Democrat Begich is targeted in a new post-primary ad from an outside-group. Crossroads GPS, the issue advocacy arm of American Crossroads, is hitting Begich on equal pay for women.

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Related Topix: US News, Alaska

7 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

High-Ranking Alaskans Call on U.S. State Department to Intervene with ...

The request comes in the wake of the Mt. Polley mine disaster in B.C. and with the Canadian province's approval of a large-scale mine called KSM near Alaska.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, Don Young, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Life, Food, Seafood, Canada

13 hrs ago | KIMO

History Shows Low Primary Voter Turnout

Among registered voters in Alaska, the voter turnout rate in the past for the primary elections has been less than modest.

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Related Topix: Alaska

13 hrs ago | KIMO

Reaction to Ballot Measure One Result

The votes were close, but "Vote No" has won out over "Vote Yes" in the decision on Senate Bill 21. In the end, it came down to 6,880 votes.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Mt. Polley dam failure testifies to the peril of Pebble

OPINION: Bristol Bay salmon runs are are too valuable to risk for Pebble. Pictured: aerial view of a Pebble prospect work camp.

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

Seward City News

Alaskans Vote No on Ballot Measure No. 1. Existing Taxes on Oil Production Remain in Place

With 100 percent of precincts now having reported, Alaska Division of Elections reported on Wednesday at 3:03 p.m. that 52.2 percent of voters rejected attempts to repeal 13SB21, the existing tax structure on oil production that its critics regarded as too low.

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Related Topix: Alaska

CNN

Game on in Alaska Senate battle

The stage is set in one of the most important Senate races this year's midterm elections, a contest that could decide whether the Democrats or Republicans control the chamber next year.

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

National Public Radio

Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off 2013 winners : Scott Rob , Keevan Dinkel and Brian Shunskis .

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Alaska, Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

Politico

Big Oil looks like it holds on to Alaska tax cuts - Inversion...

BIG OIL LOOKS LIKE IT HOLDS ON TO ALASKA TAX CUTS. It seems the multimillions worth of air time and snazzy leaflets paid off.

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Related Topix: Tax, Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Jack Markell

KHGI

Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.

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

Peninsula Clarion

Alaska oil tax referendum too close to call

Voters rejecting a referendum to repeal Alaska's revised oil tax system were prevailing with a narrow lead in late returns Tuesday night but the outcome remained too close to call.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Politico

What to watch in today's primaries - Alaska oil tax - Wyoming governor - King endorses Cutler

ALASKA SENATE: The long three-way contest to be the Republican to take on Sen. Mark Begich this fall will end today.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, Matt Mead, US Governors, Senator Angus King

Space Politics

Buzz Aldrin endorses candidate in Alaska Senate race

Republicans in Alaska are going to the polls today to select a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in the November general election.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, Representative Bill Posey, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

ABC News

The Frozen Primary

A FROZEN PRIMARY PRIMER: Voters will cast ballots in Alaska and Wyoming today with a bitter three-way GOP Senate primary in Alaska as the marquee race to watch, ABC's SHUSHANNAH WALSHE notes.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Claire McCaskill

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Opinion round-up: Alaska decides 'yes or no' on repeal of SB21 oil tax changes

It should surprise no one that in the leadup to Tuesday's primary election, Alaska's public forum was so thoroughly dominated by comment about Ballot Measure 1, the proposition to repeal the current oil production tax laws.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Tax, Opinion

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska's Anti-Discrimination Act: An achievement and a necessity

OPINION: Ernest Gruening took pride in Alaska's Anti-Discrimination Act, but racism didn't vanish with the stroke of a pen.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Ketchikan, AK

National Journal

How a Pro-Begich PAC Won Freedom From Harry Reid

With a critical Senate race in play, the Put Alaska First PAC wins a rare blessing from Democratic leaders to run its own operation.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US News

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Jack Coghill: Mead Treadwell stands the best chance to beat Begich

OPINION: I know Mead Treadwell to be the most informed candidate in Alaska's Republican Senate primary, and he has the best chance of defeating Mark Begich.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Wasilla, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Paul Jenkins: Returning to ACES will mean losing oil gains

OPINION: Columnist Paul Jenkins argues that the more you tax something, the less of it you get, and ACES taxed to the point of hindering Alaska oil production.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sports

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