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Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to positions - Stars and Stripes

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Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to positions
Stars and Stripes
ANCHORAGE, AlaskaAlaska's incoming attorney general vows his first order of business will be reviewing both the status of the lawsuit that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage and a National Guard scandal that rocked the previous ...
Walker names law partner as attorney general, makes 3 other appointmentsAlaska Dispatch
Walker fills budget director, Alaska attorney general, two other postsFairbanks Daily News-Miner

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Backers of Alaska gold mine win court battle with EPA - Fox News

Alaska News - 2 hours 9 min ago

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Backers of Alaska gold mine win court battle with EPA
Fox News
On-again, off-again plans for the world's largest gold and copper mine could be back on again, after a federal judge in Alaska issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from its ongoing efforts to bury the project.
Federal Judge Blocks Review Of Alaska Mine's Impact On SalmonThinkProgress
Judge halts EPA action in Alaska mine caseThe Hill
Judge puts brakes on EPA's action against Alaska's Pebble MineBelleville News Democrat

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Walker names law partner as attorney general, makes 3 other appointments - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 19:02

Alaska Public Radio Network

Walker names law partner as attorney general, makes 3 other appointments
Alaska Dispatch
Parnell's staff dragged its feet for months on addressing an opens-records request for information about the National Guard issue, and only released some records, many redacted, after Alaska Dispatch News and Alaska Public Media won a lawsuit against ...
Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to positionsseattlepi.com
Walker fills budget director, Alaska attorney general, two other postsFairbanks Daily News-Miner
Lobbyist: State budget shortfall will affect JuneauAlaska Public Radio Network

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AGDC staff nervous Walker will slash pipeline project - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 18:37

Alaska Dispatch

AGDC staff nervous Walker will slash pipeline project
Alaska Dispatch
It's a small-diameter pipeline because of the limitations of the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act contract with TransCanada, signed in 2009. That contract was terminated by Parnell earlier this year. With that out of the way, the small line can be ...

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Number of Alaska flu cases spikes early in season, health officials say - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 17:42

Alaska Dispatch

Number of Alaska flu cases spikes early in season, health officials say
Alaska Dispatch
In three of the last four years, fewer than 100 cases of flu were documented in Alaska in November. In 2012, just over 300 cases were documented in November. That year the season peaked in December with about 450 cases. Last year the season also ...
Health officials say spike in Alaska flu cases expected to continueKTUU.com
DHSS says flu season could be arriving to Alaska early, flu number already upKDLG
Reported Flu Cases Increase around AlaskaAlaska Native News

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Alaska spared in West Coast port slowdown - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 17:25

Alaska spared in West Coast port slowdown
Alaska Dispatch
TACOMA, Wash. -- Twice a week ships leave Tacoma bound for Alaska, carrying everything from food and clothing, to Xboxes and construction materials. With more than 70 percent of water-bound goods to Alaska crossing the Tacoma docks, the slowdown ...

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Holiday travel tales at Alaska, Hawaii airports - Colorado Springs Gazette

Alaska News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:21

Holiday travel tales at Alaska, Hawaii airports
Colorado Springs Gazette
Ruth Riley was sitting at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, waiting to head home to the tiny western Alaska village of Pitkas Point, a Yup'ik Eskimo community of about 100 people. She had been attending a meeting of shareholders of Calista ...

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Megan Rice Talks Bears Hoops From Alaska - OzarksFirst.com

Alaska News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:46

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Megan Rice Talks Bears Hoops From Alaska
OzarksFirst.com
Not as bad as you'd think if you thought of an Alaskan excersion. A little bit of snow all around. There's snow on the mountains and it's beautiful. It's about 30 degrees that's what my phone says. I would say a little snow every where. Coming out of a ...

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Federal Judge Blocks Review Of Alaska Mine's Impact On Salmon - ThinkProgress

Alaska News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:47

ThinkProgress

Federal Judge Blocks Review Of Alaska Mine's Impact On Salmon
ThinkProgress
A federal judge has dealt a procedural blow to the EPA's efforts to protect a remote part of Alaska from the impacts of what could be the largest copper and cold mine in North America. On Monday, Judge H. Russel Holland of the U.S. District Court of ...
Judge halts EPA action in Alaska mine caseThe Hill
EPA Barred for Now From Pressing Alaska Mine RestrictionsBloomberg
Alaska's Pebble mine scores win after court orders EPA to back offMINING.com
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Alaska Airlines expands partnership with SkyWest, adds Milwaukee service - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Alaska News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:13

Milwaukee Business Journal

Alaska Airlines expands partnership with SkyWest, adds Milwaukee service
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Alaska Airlines said Tuesday it is expanding its partnership with SkyWest Airlines by adding three new destinations, including Milwaukee, from Alaska's Pacific Northwest hubs. Flying on new Embraer E175 jets, Alaska will begin offering daily nonstop ...
Alaska Airlines Expands Partnership with SkyWest, adds New RoutesCNNMoney
Alaska Airlines to make entry into Milwaukee with flight to SeattleMilwaukee Business Journal
Alaska Airlines announces nonstop service between OKC, SeattleKOCO Oklahoma City
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In Alaska, tapping into geothermal energy presents challenges - KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska

Alaska News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:02

In Alaska, tapping into geothermal energy presents challenges
KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska
Alaska has four potential geothermal regions: the Interior Hot Springs; the Southeast Hot Springs; the Wrangell Mountains; and the “Ring of Fire” volcanoes, which includes the Aleutians, the Alaska Peninsula and Mount Edgecumbe. But pockets can be hard ...

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Farmland next to Alaska State Fair gets permanent protection - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:42

Farmland next to Alaska State Fair gets permanent protection
Alaska Dispatch
WASILLA -- Forty acres of hayfields that belong to the Alaska State Fair are now preserved for farming in a nod to the agriculture that founded the fair nearly 80 years ago. The Alaska Farmland Trust Corp. and state fair board on Monday closed on a ...

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Great Alaska Shootout 2014: Teams, Schedule, Live Stream, Bracket, TV Info - Bleacher Report

Alaska News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:21

Bleacher Report

Great Alaska Shootout 2014: Teams, Schedule, Live Stream, Bracket, TV Info
Bleacher Report
Most people around the country do not want to think about cold weather, but the Great Alaska Shootout will be worth watching from the comfort of your own home. While this event does not feature high-profile programs headed to the Final Four, it is a ...

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Researchers identify species, last meal of ancient Alaska marine reptile - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 18:34

Alaska Dispatch

Researchers identify species, last meal of ancient Alaska marine reptile
Alaska Dispatch
Patrick Druckenmiller, University of Alaska Museum of the North earth sciences curator examines the North Slope fossil he recently identified as belonging to an ichthyosaur, a giant marine reptile from the age of the dinosaurs. UA Museum of the North.
210-million-year-old ichthyosaur found in Alaska's Brooks Range identifiedFairbanks Daily News-Miner

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Alaska Railbelt still lacks long-term energy solution - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 18:06

Alaska Dispatch

Alaska Railbelt still lacks long-term energy solution
Alaska Dispatch
Furie Operating Alaska and Buccaneer Energy each found new gas while exploring their leases for oil (Buccaneer recently went bankrupt and sold its property to Blue Crest). Furie claims it will be able to produce about 30 billion cubic feet (Bcf) a year ...

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Alaska spared in West Coast port slowdown - The Seattle Times

Alaska News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 17:30

Alaska spared in West Coast port slowdown
The Seattle Times
Twice a week ships leave Tacoma bound for Alaska, carrying everything from food and clothing, to Xboxes and construction materials. With more than 70 percent of water-bound goods to Alaska crossing the Tacoma docks, the slowdown related to ongoing ...

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Judge invalidates part of Alaska school funding mechanism - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 17:15

Judge invalidates part of Alaska school funding mechanism
Alaska Dispatch
Judge William Carey ruled the contribution is a dedicated fund, which violates the Alaska Constitution's provision that no state tax or license will be earmarked for any special purpose. Carey ruled in the case Friday, but copies of the decision weren ...

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Alaska needs to finish the job of creating boroughs - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 17:09

Alaska Dispatch

Alaska needs to finish the job of creating boroughs
Alaska Dispatch
OPINION: Alaskans in our unorganized borough pay a high price for the absence of effective local government. Pictured: Delegates to the Alaska Constitutional Convention, held in Fairbanks in the winter of 1955-56. The Alaska Constitution requires the ...

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Bill Walker, Next Governor for Alaska, Traversed Unlikely Path - New York Times

Alaska News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:29

New York Times

Bill Walker, Next Governor for Alaska, Traversed Unlikely Path
New York Times
JUNEAU, Alaska — Sudden twists of fate make great political theater. In the rise of Bill Walker, Alaska's unlikely next governor, it was a missed airplane flight on the Friday before Labor Day. Mr. Walker, a 63-year-old businessman and lawyer who last ...
Official portrait rite of passage for Alaska Gov.-elect Bill WalkerKTVA CBS 11 News Alaska
Alaska state budget director retiresFairbanks Daily News-Miner
With resources and revenue appointments, Walker cabinet begins to take shapeAlaska Dispatch

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Mystery Of Alaska's Disappearing Sea Lions Solved - Popular Science

Alaska News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 13:50

Popular Science

Mystery Of Alaska's Disappearing Sea Lions Solved
Popular Science
A decade ago, we set out to unravel deep ocean crime scenes we weren't even sure existed. The crime? Endangered Steller sea lions were rapidly disappearing in parts of Alaska. Their numbers dropped by 80 percent in three decades, yet only rarely did ...

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