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  1. Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | JD Supra

    ... financial analysis indicated that this was the state's most beneficial way to deliver and finance the project, the Alaska Department of Revenue had different ideas and prevailed with legislation and appropriations that paved the way for public ...

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  2. What others say: Alaska needs budget leadershipRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Peninsula Clarion

    Alaska's political leaders once again will be reaching for the antacids as the state confronts a colossal loss of revenue because of the tumbling price of oil. The Alaska Department of Revenue, in its annual fall forecast released last week, expects the price of oil to average $76 per barrel for the present fiscal year, which ends June 30. That's down about 40 percent from the department's spring projection.

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  3. State hires project lead for Medicaid expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... came out of retirement to take on this challenge. Ashenbrenner has a lot of experience with federal health policy in Alaska. She was director of the division of public assistance when she retired in 2009 and helped carry out welfare reform and start ...

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  4. Rate increase approved for AP&T power customersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    About 7,200 rural Alaskans will see their power bills go up after the first of the year. That's because the Regulatory Commission of Alaska last week approved an 11.18 percent rate increase for customers of Alaska Power Company, a subsidiary of Alaska Power and Telephone.

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  5. Community hopes to keep much-loved Eagle Valley Center aliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    John Smith demonstrates smoking and jarring fish during the 4-H Alaska Experience Camp at the Eagle Valley Center. A community group wants to ensure the Eagle Valley Center continues to be used if Southeast Alaska Guidance Association is no longer running it.

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  6. Obama Takes Executive Action To Protect Alaska's Coastline ForeverRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | ThinkProgress

    On Tuesday, President Obama announced he was withdrawing a pristine and ecologically rich region of Alaska from any future oil and gas development. Using section 12 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Obama signed a memorandum removing Bristol Bay, a 52,000-square-mile area off Alaska's southwest coast, in order to "take it off of the bidders block and make sure it is preserved for the future."

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  7. Broker enrolls about 1,000 Alaskans in latest signupRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Peninsula Clarion

    ... latest open enrollment period. That includes renewals and new sign-ups. Aimee Crocker, operations manager for Enroll Alaska, says most of those enrolled by the broker this period have been renewals. Monday marked the deadline for individuals to sign ...

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  8. Alaska DispatchRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Anchorage Daily News

    The UAA women's basketball team did the things that make it the ninth-ranked team in Division II Saturday in a win over McKendree University. Kodiak's Levi Thomet ran to 15th place Saturday at the 36th annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships in San Diego.

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  9. Proposal to ban marijuana sales in Anchorage brings crowd to Assembly meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... substance, including potential issues at the federal level. She noted it will especially be important to engage with Alaska's congressional delegation on how to mitigate potential federal impacts. Bruce Schulte, with the Coalition for Responsible ...

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  10. Hot-shooting UAA men's basketball team buries Portland BibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... place in history, but doesn't spend much time dwelling on the record. The teams play again Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Center. UAA will then take a holiday break before facing Great Northwest Athletic Conference foe Simon Fraser on ...

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  11. President Obama declares waters in and near Bristol Bay off limits to oil and gas leasingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... took action to make sure that one of America's greatest natural resources and a massive economic engine not only for Alaska but for America, Bristol Bay, is preserved for future generations." Some 40 percent of the nation's wild-caught seafood comes ...

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  12. Anchorage School Board reassigns $21 million in unspent fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... grow tired of the district's budget cutting process -- a cycle propelled by budget schedules for the district and Alaska Legislature. For the 2014-15 school year, the district issued layoff notices to dozens of teachers , then rehired all but three. ...

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  13. Obama protects Alaska's Bristol Bay from oil and gas drillingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Los Angeles Times

    The Pile River flows into the northern end of Lake Iliamna, the largest in Alaska. The lake and its tributaries are the headwaters of the Bristol Bay region, one of the richest salmon fisheries in the world.

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  14. Is the Speedy Decline of Oil Prices a Good ThingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Townhall

    By the middle of last week, the barrel price of oil on the global market was $64. Three months ago it was around $100 per barrel.

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  15. Congressional action paves way for downtown Anchorage developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... may have outgrown the convention center, at which point it may want to look into selling the property. Where Alaska's congressional delegation succeeded in opening up the downtown parcels for development, it fell short in delivering to the ...

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  16. North Slope worker sentenced for tax crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Anchorage Daily News

    A North Slope oil field worker who argued that state and federal laws didn't apply to him, and who squirreled away hundreds of thousands of dollars while dodging taxes, has been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Anchorage to 16 months in prison and must pay a $10,000 fine plus $113,000 in back taxes. James R. Back, 60, of Soldotna, must also cover $17,000 in costs associated with his prosecution, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney for Alaska Karen Loeffler.

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  17. East to honor hoops history, coaching iconRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Anchorage Daily News

    East High has Alaska's most storied basketball tradition, and this week the school plans to honor that history by bringing back a very special guest. Former T-birds coach Chuck White, who won 921 games and 18 state titles - both Alaska records - during a 45-year prep coaching career in Alaska, will be the guest of honor when the school recognizes its former coaches during an alumni game Wednesday night at 6 p.m. "He pretty much is the star attraction," said Teo Ransum, the East basketball announcer and one of the organizers of the event.

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  18. Light on snow, high on risk, Turnagain Pass stays closed to snowmachinersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Southcentral Alaska winter that's been largely light on snow is taking its toll on those hoping to venture into the backcountry of Turnagain Pass, part of the Chugach National Forest south of Anchorage. More than two weeks after the area typically opens for snowmachiners, the pass remained closed Tuesday as lower elevations continued to see below-average snow levels.

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  19. Girl Scouts of America And The Digital Cookie ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | APRN

    ... the Digital Cookie program. The program will allow Girl Scouts to sell their cookies online. The only problem? Alaska won't be participating. "Everybody else is getting charged normal rates, except Alaska and Hawaii," Sue Perles, CEO of Girl Scouts ...

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  20. Are Agencies Prepared for Effects of Climate Change?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | APRN

    ... hands. It's just a big runaround." Civil Project Management Chief Bruce Sexauer, in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska office, says the Corps does have to work within certain limits - such as funding levels set by Congress. It has to evaluate ...

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