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2 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

$3 billion payment into pension funds makes sense

OPINION: $3 billion into state pension funds is a big bite, but a wise investment.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Retirement, Alaska, Sports

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

All the spending to keep SB 21 is an investment in Alaska's future

Proponents of the old ACES oil tax system cite families, future and Alaska as trite reasons to reject Ballot Measure 1. On behalf of my own family, and Alaska State Chamber of Commerce members and I beg to differ.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Ketchikan, AK, Barrow, AK

Hispanic Business

First National Bank Alaska Announces Unaudited Results for Second Quarter 2014

The improvement in quarterly income is mainly due to improvements in loan interest and loan fee income which increased over the same period in 2013, an increase generated by growth in the bank's loan portfolio.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Balash talks tax policy, natural gas, permitting

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash discussed a range of resource-related issues from his history with oil tax policy to wetlands permitting July 18 at a Commonwealth North forum.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Sarah Palin

Marine News

Alaska Welcomes USCG Admiral Papp Arctic Assignment

Alaska Senate Majority informs that it welcomes news that Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 25, 2010, has been appointed by the U.S. State Department as a Special Representative for the Arctic Region.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Alaska, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Prison, US Coast Guard, US Military

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Homer Tribune

FYI - News briefs & announcements - July 23

Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.11/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 398 gas outlets in Alaska.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Skagway, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Report: Eat all the salmon you want, but leave sharks off the menu

Adolph Pleasant, 34, of Quinhagak caught this 7-foot, 4-inch salmon shark on July 10, 2009, while halibut fishing in Kuskokwim Bay.

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Related Topix: Dining, Quinhagak, AK, Alaska, Life, Food, Seafood

Anchorage Daily News

US appeals courts disagree on key component of Affordable Care Act

Two federal appeals courts came to opposite conclusions Tuesday regarding the government's ability to subsidize health care plans under the Affordable Care Act, a key component of the federal health care law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Alaska, Health Insurance, Health, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

Peninsula Clarion

Voters take up oil tax debate before August referendum

The public was encouraged to participate in an oil tax discussion last week during a debate between current and former state government officials broadcast across Alaska.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Anchorage, AK, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Juneau, AK, Mendenhall Valley, AK

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Democratic party gets boost from affiliate in Washington, D.C.

The Alaska Democratic Party is getting a boost from a group in Washington, D.C., that's dedicated to preserving the Democrats' fragile majority in the U.S. Senate.

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

Anchorage Daily News

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah -- new zip line businesses sell thrills across Alaska

Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures, a new zip line operation in Seward, offers 8 zips, three aerial walkways and two rappels during a three-hour tour.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Seward, AK, Ketchikan, AK, Talkeetna, AK, Hoonah, AK

Anchorage Daily News

Former Gov. Sarah Palin weighs in on Alaska's current oil tax debate

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said in a phone interview with Alaska Dispatch News on Tuesday that she plans to speak out against oil company-funded efforts to maintain the oil tax structure put in place in January.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Wasilla, AK, Fitness, Yoga, Anchorage, AK

Daily Kos

Blast from the Past

Sarah Palin is the governor of Alaska, and a hugely popular one, with approval ratings hovering in the 90 percent range.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Alaska, Sean Parnell, Barack Obama

Anchorage Daily News

SB 21 has fired up investment in Alaska's oil and gas

OPINION: In my professional experience, the passage of SB 21 has triggered more capital investment in Alaska's North Slope, and that's key to continued prosperity.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Sports

Sunherald.com

Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand

Bill Walker, who finished behind Parnell in the 2010 gubernatorial primary and is running this time as an independent, brought in nearly $260,000, $170,000 of which he personally contributed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sean Parnell, US Governors, Alaska, Sarah Palin, Flying, Life, Hobbies

Anchorage Daily News

Don't fall for the myths about the Hobby Lobby decision

Three weeks ago, the Supreme Court issued a very disappointing verdict in Burwell v.

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Related Topix: Women's Health, Health, Alaska, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law

Oil and Gas Online

Export Application Filed With U.S. Department Of Energy For Alaska LNG Project

In another important step forward for the Alaska LNG project, an application to export liquefied natural gas was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Department of Energy

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