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US Education Department reviewing Alaska testing waiver - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 20:06

US Education Department reviewing Alaska testing waiver
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Murkowski also pressed King to exempt Alaska from, or to rescind, a department priority that seeks to incentivize schools to increase diversity. She said it might be hard for rural schools to compete for grants when their geographic and demographic ...

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Major rainfall predicted for Southcentral Alaska - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 18:34

Alaska Dispatch News

Major rainfall predicted for Southcentral Alaska
Alaska Dispatch News
Heavy and "unusually widespread" rain is predicted to pummel Southcentral Alaska between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, weather forecasters say, triggering warnings of heavy rain pooling on roadways and rising water in rivers and streams.

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Lawmakers skeptical of expanding state role in Alaska gas project - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 18:21

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Lawmakers skeptical of expanding state role in Alaska gas project
Alaska Dispatch News
In their first hearing with the new head of the state's gas line corporation, lawmakers on Wednesday expressed skepticism about changes to the $55 billion Alaska LNG project that include the state taking a larger role among its oil-company partners in ...

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Alaska oil advocates urge Obama administration to leave Arctic drilling options open on the way out - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:29

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Alaska oil advocates urge Obama administration to leave Arctic drilling options open on the way out
Alaska Dispatch News
This week a half-dozen Alaskans connected to the oil industry traveled to Washington, D.C., to urge administration officials to keep the Alaska lease sales on the agenda — in the Beaufort in 2020 and Chukchi in 2022. In the last year, oil companies ...

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Mountain 2 Hikers Rescued after Pilgrimage to “Into the Wild” Bus in Alaska Goes Wrong - TheInertia.com

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 15:06

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Mountain 2 Hikers Rescued after Pilgrimage to “Into the Wild” Bus in Alaska Goes Wrong
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Two hikers from Georgia and South Carolina were rescued while on a trek to visit a famous abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness on Sunday. The hikers, Michael Trigg, 25, and Theodore “Ted” Ashlund, 27, were nearly swept away while trying to cross ...
Hikers Rescued in Alaska After Trip to Into the Wild BusTIME
Hikers rescued on trip to 'Into the Wild' busMinneapolis Star Tribune
'Into The Wild' Hikers Seeking Infamous Bus Rescued In Alaska [Video]The Inquisitr
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PHOTOS: The Awesomeness That Is Alaska Pride - Advocate.com

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:47

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PHOTOS: The Awesomeness That Is Alaska Pride
Advocate.com
Yup, Alaska is remote, and we hear winter is kind of tough. Maybe that's why the folks in Anchorage put on such a kick-ass Pride events. In a week-long schedule of offerings, there's a pageant, drag queen bingo, scholarship ceremony, more drag queen ...

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Alaska Daily Life - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 09:37

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Alaska Daily Life
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Becky Bohrer. A marmot sits in the sun near the Mount Roberts trail on Monday, June 27, 2016, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer). Alaska Daily Life. Becky Bohrer. A small placid pond is shown amid the rocks of a mountain top on Monday, June 27, ...

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Lubbock native missing after hiking in Nome, Alaska - KCBD-TV

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 08:08

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Lubbock native missing after hiking in Nome, Alaska
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A Lubbock native who graduated from Roosevelt High School and Texas Tech University was reported missing Monday morning after he went hiking and mountain running in Nome, Alaska. Joseph Balderas, 36, is a current resident of Nome. Officials say ...
Roosevelt High, Texas Tech Grad Mising in Nome, AlaskaEverythingLubbock.com

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Former Alaska Airlines CEO Joins Board Of This Hot Drone Startup - Fortune

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 08:01

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Former Alaska Airlines CEO Joins Board Of This Hot Drone Startup
Fortune
The rising use of drones has not escaped the attention of former Alaska Air Group CEO and chairman William “Bill” Ayer. Ayer, who worked at the airline for over 30 years and spent roughly a decade as its CEO until his retirement in 2013, has joined the ...

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Alaska could put end to oil checks paid to residents since 1982 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 07:11

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Alaska could put end to oil checks paid to residents since 1982
Minneapolis Star Tribune
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — As Alaska faces a multibillion dollar budget deficit, the oil fund wealth checks distributed yearly to nearly every Alaskan could be on the chopping block. It could mean the first time in more than 30 years that most Alaskans won't ...
Alaska Editorial: PFD divide a part of politicsJuneau Empire (subscription)
Alaska's $53 Billion Permanent Pool to Exit Funds of Hedge FundsBloomberg
Could Alaska's oil fund payments be on the chopping block?Petro Global News
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Alaska Air's West Coast growth continues with new California city - USA TODAY

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 06:16

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Alaska Air's West Coast growth continues with new California city
USA TODAY
The new California route comes as Alaska Airlines has been beefing up its presence on routes along the West Coast. Alaska Airlines already is one of the West's biggest players, and its presence in the region will grow substantially if its proposed ...
Alaska Airlines to launch service between Seattle and San Luis ObispoQ13 FOX
Alaska Airlines to launch service between Seattle and San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaPR Newswire (press release)
Nonstop flights to Seattle coming to SLO County airportThe San Luis Obispo Tribune

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Alaska could put an end to oil checks paid to residents since 1982 - CNBC (subscription)

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 06:01

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Alaska could put an end to oil checks paid to residents since 1982
CNBC (subscription)
Alaska state government relies mostly on revenue from oil production to stay solvent. But declining production and a precipitous drop in oil prices have plagued state government, leaving Alaska with a deficit of more than $3 billion for the next budget ...
Alaska and OilMSNBC
Alaska Editorial: PFD divide a part of politicsJuneau Empire (subscription)
Alaska governor limits oil checks to $1000KFQD
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Alaska Could End to Oil Checks Paid to Residents Since 1982 - ABC News

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:19

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Alaska Could End to Oil Checks Paid to Residents Since 1982
ABC News
As Alaska faces a multibillion dollar budget deficit, the oil fund wealth checks distributed yearly to nearly every Alaskan could be on the chopping block. It could mean the first time in more than 30 years that most Alaskans won't get a check from the ...
Alaska Editorial: PFD divide a part of politicsJuneau Empire (subscription)
Alaska's $53 Billion Permanent Pool to Exit Funds of Hedge FundsBloomberg
Alaska Permanent Fund To Redeem $2B from Funds of Hedge FundsFINalternatives

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How Brexit may affect Alaska's economy - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:09

How Brexit may affect Alaska's economy
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
“The U.K. is the 16th-largest trading partner for Alaska with 40 million, or 0.9 percent of the total Alaskan exports, (2015 data),” said Alex Salov, the business operations manager at World Trade Center Alaska, in an email. “Comparatively it is not a ...

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Q&A: Governor explains shifting plans for Alaska LNG Project - KTUU.com

Alaska News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 21:50

KTUU.com

Q&A: Governor explains shifting plans for Alaska LNG Project
KTUU.com
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - State government is considering the possibility of taking a bigger stake in a gasline mega-project that would connect North Slope reserves to market. However, few details of the exact changes that may be on the horizon for the Alaska ...
Governor fends off criticism over Alaska LNG, says oil companies back a bigger state roleAlaska Dispatch News

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Another long-lost 'Alaskan Bush People' relative headed to Browntown? - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 20:14

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Another long-lost 'Alaskan Bush People' relative headed to Browntown?
Alaska Dispatch News
Next up on the actual episode of "Alaskan Bush People" called "Judgement Day," Billy and Bam finally went to Juneau to serve their time for stealing dividends. After epic amounts of hyped-up drama, they just walked off the boat into the Juneau harbor ...

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Governor fends off criticism over Alaska LNG, says oil companies back a bigger state role - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 19:42

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Governor fends off criticism over Alaska LNG, says oil companies back a bigger state role
Alaska Dispatch News
Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday shot back at what he called "misstatements" about his pursuit of an Alaska-led gas project, decrying assertions by critics that he would force the leading North Slope oil producers to market gas by threatening to put them in ...

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Color your grill red, white and blue with Alaska seafood - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 19:17

Alaska Dispatch News

Color your grill red, white and blue with Alaska seafood
Alaska Dispatch News
New this week, we will have fresh salmon steaks that you can pair with fresh Alaskan grown veggies. We also have fresh oysters you can also put on the grill along with fresh Prince William Sound side stripe shrimp on a kabob with fresh veggies and fruit.".

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Alaska gets $2.5M in Volkswagen settlement while consumers get payouts in separate cases - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 18:37

Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska gets $2.5M in Volkswagen settlement while consumers get payouts in separate cases
Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska will receive $2.5 million under a settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay $570 million for marketing, selling and leasing diesel vehicles equipped with illegal software aimed at beating emissions tests, according to the state Department of Law.
Alaska to receive $2.5 million from emissions-cheating settlement against VolkswagenKTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska
State of Alaska, consumers to receive payout in Volkswagen settlementKTUU.com

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New Alaska attorney general known for work with Fairbanks 4 - Washington Times

Alaska News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:07

Washington Times

New Alaska attorney general known for work with Fairbanks 4
Washington Times
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Jahna Lindemuth didn't get a seat on the Alaska Supreme Court last month, but she got the attention of Alaska Gov. Bill Walker when she was a finalist. “When I got to know Jahna during the Supreme Court nomination process, ...

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