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Alaska marijuana prosecutions to continue until new law goes into effect - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - 3 hours 29 min ago

Alaska marijuana prosecutions to continue until new law goes into effect
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS — One of the Alaska's top prosecutors said the state will continue to prosecute people for possessing and selling marijuana for the time being, despite a pending voter-approved law to legalize small amounts of pot. “We are not blind or ...
Assembly silent on pot shopsJuneau Empire (subscription)

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Snow Skips Anchorage, Alaska, As It Buries Much of Nation - NBCNews.com

Alaska News - 5 hours 23 min ago

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Snow Skips Anchorage, Alaska, As It Buries Much of Nation
NBCNews.com
One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska's largest city. Anchorage normally has nearly 17 inches of snowfall this time of year. Instead, it's seen less than 4 inches — and that ...
Where's the Snow? Not in Alaska's Largest CityABC News
Snow has fallen everywhere except AlaskaNew York Post

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ArtBeat: Alaska Overnighters to spend a night at the Museum - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:53

Alaska Dispatch

ArtBeat: Alaska Overnighters to spend a night at the Museum
Alaska Dispatch
The Alaska Overnighters have challenged playwrights and performers since 2002, so the drill should be familiar to Anchorage theatergoers by now. Writers are given a theme, idea or phrase and have 12 hours to turn it into a short play. Then directors ...

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Rural Alaska post offices may see reduction in hours in 2015 - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:24

Alaska Dispatch

Rural Alaska post offices may see reduction in hours in 2015
Alaska Dispatch
Dozens of post offices in Alaska face potentially reduced hours of operation beginning in January. According to the U.S. Postal Service, most of those offices will experience a reduction from eight hours to six hours of operation per day -- though some ...

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Where's the snow? Not in Alaska's largest city - U.S. News & World Report

Alaska News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 17:11

Where's the snow? Not in Alaska's largest city
U.S. News & World Report
Chantz Gaither, a supervisor for Be Happy Home Maintenance, hangs holiday lights for the Alaska Railroad in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. While many cities across the nation are digging out, Alaska's largest city is void of ...

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Buffalo snow blast falls short of disputed record set in Alaska in 1963 - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 16:42

Alaska Dispatch

Buffalo snow blast falls short of disputed record set in Alaska in 1963
Alaska Dispatch
A committee of weather researchers in Alaska reviewed all the evidence not long ago and concluded that while there may be reason for doubt, there is not enough clear evidence to say the observation should be tossed out. Rick Thoman, a meteorologist ...

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Where's the Snow? Not in Alaska's Largest City - ABC News

Alaska News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:07

ABC News

Where's the Snow? Not in Alaska's Largest City
ABC News
The same system that is pushing frigid conditions from the north to the Lower 48 states is bringing warmer and drier conditions to Alaska's mainland from the south, Dixon said. It's sort of like trading places. "It's not unprecedented by any means ...

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Lessons for the Keystone XL Pipeline Debate - Heritage.org

Alaska News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:06

Lessons for the Keystone XL Pipeline Debate
Heritage.org
Today, the Alaska Pipeline is recognized almost universally as a technological marvel, an energy policy success story that reduced American reliance on Middle Eastern oil, and one of the most economically successful infrastructure projects in American ...

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Alaska's Arctic Policy Commission wraps up work on recommendations - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:52

Alaska's Arctic Policy Commission wraps up work on recommendations
Alaska Dispatch
“The federal government needs to be a partner in moving Alaska forward without overreaching or expanding its jurisdiction; as a partner it can open new areas to development, remove barriers to access and eliminate regulatory uncertainty,” the ...

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Officer's Death Raises Safety Concerns For Alaska's Unarmed Cops - NPR

Alaska News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:49

NPR

Officer's Death Raises Safety Concerns For Alaska's Unarmed Cops
NPR
Americans expect police to carry guns. In most places, it's just assumed that law enforcement is always armed. But not everywhere. One of the last exceptions to the rule is the native communities of rural Alaska, such as Manokotak, a Yupik village of ...

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Platinum mine criminal charges a first for Alaska - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:58

Alaska Dispatch

Platinum mine criminal charges a first for Alaska
Alaska Dispatch
What's now called the Platinum Creek Mine, on the Salmon River near Kuskokwim Bay, dates back to the 1920s but most recently was run from about 2008 to 2012 by XS Platinum Inc. Long-ago operators used a big dredge to dig for platinum and left waste ...
XS Platinum and Officials Indicted for Illegal Discharge and False StatementsAlaska Native News

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2014 election is historic; welcome to the 21st century, Alaska - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:08

Alaska Dispatch

2014 election is historic; welcome to the 21st century, Alaska
Alaska Dispatch
OPINION: Alaska's gubernatorial election result is the beginning of a new partnership. Alaska Natives will have a voice in the management and future of the state, and Indian Country will be watching closely. Pictured: From left, Byron Mallott, Rick ...
WSJ: Sarah Palin Opposed Alaska GOP Governor's Campaign Out of SpiteNewsmax.com
Alaska's Medicaid future uncertain despite pro-expansion governorModernHealthcare.com
Independent Bill Walker wins Alaska governor's race Alaska Governor Parnell ...SitNews
Uncovered Politics
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Alaska's disabled psychiatric patients need their voices heard - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:04

Alaska Dispatch

Alaska's disabled psychiatric patients need their voices heard
Alaska Dispatch
OPINION: Alaska needs an enlightened grievance avenue for disabled psychiatric patients -- not just an answering machine. Pictured: Faith Myers and Dorrance Collins prepare to testify before the Alaska Psychiatric Institute Advisory Board in 2012.

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Mark Begich: Time to move Alaska forward after Senate election - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:36

Alaska Dispatch

Mark Begich: Time to move Alaska forward after Senate election
Alaska Dispatch
OPINION: Dan Sullivan and I disagreed on many issues, but now he is senator, and it is time to move forward to address Alaska's needs. Pictured: Dan Sullivan, left, and Mark Begich shake hands after a senatorial debate at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.
Democrat Begich concedes Alaska Senate race to GOP challenger SullivanFox News
A new senator, governor for Alaska: Changes in leadership bring opportunities ...Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Begich concedes Alaska Senate raceThe Hill (blog)
Huffington Post -Politico
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APOC mulls subpoena of marijuana advocate Charlo Greene's financials - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:22

Alaska Dispatch

APOC mulls subpoena of marijuana advocate Charlo Greene's financials
Alaska Dispatch
Charlo Greene appeared at an Alaska Public Offices Commission hearing in Anchorage on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, to review whether it has the authority to subpoena Greene for records related to fundraising for the Alaska Cannabis Club. Bill Roth / ADN.
Alaska pot supporter/ex-TV reporter Charlo Greene fights subpoenaThe Cannabist
Alaska pot supporter who quit TV news job while on the air fights campaign ...Fox Business
Charlo Greene Facing Subpoena Over Campaign Finance QuestionsAlaska Public Radio Network

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Public vote open for Alaska Sports Hall of Fame - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:07

Alaska Dispatch

Public vote open for Alaska Sports Hall of Fame
Alaska Dispatch
Since its creation in 2007, the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 27 people, 12 moments and eight events. The Class of 2014 included two-time NBA champion Mario Chalmers of Anchorage; champion basketball player-turned-coach Jeannie ...

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Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages - NPR

Alaska News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:53

NPR

Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages
NPR
In order to reach what Alaskans call "The Bush" — villages isolated across tundra — you'll need a bush pilot. That's where John Bouker comes in. Most of Bouker's passengers are civilians he transports to and from Alaska's remote villages. He does his ...

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Reality Check: Is 'Slednecks' the Alaska reality show we've been waiting for? - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:38

Alaska Dispatch

Reality Check: Is 'Slednecks' the Alaska reality show we've been waiting for?
Alaska Dispatch
That doesn't fly in Alaska. They cut between summer and winter constantly and expect us not to notice. Or maybe they are just lazy and don't care. Also, I'm concerned about the cast, because they frequently are not dressed for the weather… I hope no ...

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Dining review: Alaska Airlines Center food is hit-or-miss, but aims higher - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:28

Alaska Dispatch

Dining review: Alaska Airlines Center food is hit-or-miss, but aims higher
Alaska Dispatch
Advertisements hyping the Great Alaska Shootout have been touting the food at the new Alaska Airlines Center, which will get its biggest taste test Thanksgiving week at the annual basketball tournament. Anyone going to the arena expecting fine dining ...
Preparations underway for Great Alaska ShootoutKTVA CBS 11 News Alaska

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Geologists Shed Light on Formation of Alaska Range - Syracuse University News

Alaska News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:14

Geologists Shed Light on Formation of Alaska Range
Syracuse University News
Geologists in the College of Arts and Sciences have recently figured out what has caused the Alaska Range to form the way it has and why the range boasts such an enigmatic topographic signature. The narrow mountain range is home to some of the world's ...

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