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Alaska game board shoots down bid for Denali wolf buffer - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 18:04

Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska game board shoots down bid for Denali wolf buffer
Alaska Dispatch News
The Alaska Board of Game has summarily rejected a no-kill zone for wolves on state lands north and east of Denali National Park and Preserve during its first consideration of the contentious wolf buffer since 2010. The unanimous and fairly quick vote ...

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Alaska's Sullivan defends accessibility amid protests - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 17:11

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska's Sullivan defends accessibility amid protests
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said Friday that he tries to be as accessible as possible to his Alaska constituents and frequently holds public meetings on specific issues. The Republican said it's not constructive to attend town hall ...
Northern Dynasty: Senator Lisa Murkowski And Alaska's Budget DeficitSeeking Alpha
Murkowski tells Legislature she'll consult Alaska leaders before voting on repeal of Medicaid expansionAlaska Dispatch News
Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017Alaska Public Radio Network
KTUU.com -Juneau Empire (subscription)
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Alaska Senate's GOP-led majority unveils new Permanent Fund bill, with spending cap - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 16:49

Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Senate's GOP-led majority unveils new Permanent Fund bill, with spending cap
Alaska Dispatch News
JUNEAU — The Republican-led Alaska Senate majority on Friday proposed a new deficit-reduction bill involving Permanent Fund dividend reductions and provisions to limit government spending. Senate Bill 70 was referred straight to the Senate Finance ...
Alaska Senate leaders propose spending limit, fund drawsWichita Eagle
Alaska Senate rolls out bill to address state's $3B budget deficitKTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska

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Alaska US Sen. Sullivan says he's accessible amid protests - Miami Herald

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 16:24

Miami Herald

Alaska US Sen. Sullivan says he's accessible amid protests
Miami Herald
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said Friday that he tries to be as accessible as possible to his Alaska constituents and frequently holds public meetings on specific issues. The Republican said it's not constructive to attend town hall meetings if their sole ...
Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refugeJuneau Empire (subscription)
Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017Alaska Public Radio Network
Murkowski tells Legislature she'll consult Alaska leaders before voting on repeal of Medicaid expansionAlaska Dispatch News
Seeking Alpha -KTUU.com
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Alaska nonprofit using online tool to share Yupik history - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:39

Alaska nonprofit using online tool to share Yupik history
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska nonprofit organization is encouraging residents of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to share stories about the region's rich history as it works to ensure future generations have access to knowledge about the Yupik culture.

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New technology for Alaska's war on opioids - KCAW

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:27

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New technology for Alaska's war on opioids
KCAW
Homeless youth advocate Michelle Overstreet, left, talks about drug abuse during an Alaska Municipal League forum Feb. 22, 2017, in Juneau. Dr. Anne Zink, center, and Dr. Jay Butler, right, were also on the panel. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska ...

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Alaska village banishes 4 people for dealing meth - KTUU.com

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:10

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Alaska village banishes 4 people for dealing meth
KTUU.com
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The chief of an Alaskan tribe says four community members have been banished for dealing methamphetamine. Allakaket Chief PJ Simon tells the News-Miner that 25 residents confronted the suspected meth dealers and escorted ...
Alaska's Allakaket village banishes 4 for dealing methWashington Times
Allakaket tribe banishes 4 amid claims of meth useAlaska Dispatch News

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Start-up gambles time is right for Alaska solar power - Alaska Public Radio Network

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:41

Start-up gambles time is right for Alaska solar power
Alaska Public Radio Network
Alaska's solar industry lags far behind many other states. But with prices dropping dramatically around the world, some entrepreneurs see a new opportunity. One major challenge is simply convincing people that solar works in Alaska — and that, in fact ...

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Alaska Game Board rejects bear snaring measure - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:22

Alaska Game Board rejects bear snaring measure
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A committee from several small communities in northeast Alaska asked the board for a new tool to kill black bears, which are blamed for depressing the moose population. Moose is an important food source for the people. The local residents asked the ...

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Alaska lawmakers consider reducing their own pay - KTUU.com

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:59

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Alaska lawmakers consider reducing their own pay
KTUU.com
JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska lawmakers will take a substantial pay cut if a plan suggested by a small group of representatives tasked with vetting the Legislature's budget ends up in the final spending plan. House budget subcommittees this week have ...

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Alaska nonprofit using online tool to share Yupik history - KTUU.com

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:34

KTUU.com

Alaska nonprofit using online tool to share Yupik history
KTUU.com
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska nonprofit organization is encouraging residents of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to share stories about the region's rich history as it works to ensure future generations have access to knowledge about the Yupik culture.

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Alaska village banishes 4 people suspected of dealing meth - The Seattle Times

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 07:43

Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska village banishes 4 people suspected of dealing meth
The Seattle Times
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The chief of an Alaskan tribe says four community members have been banished for dealing methamphetamine. Allakaket Chief PJ Simon tells the News-Miner that 25 residents confronted the suspected meth dealers and escorted ...
Allakaket tribe banishes 4 amid claims of meth useAlaska Dispatch News
Alaska's Allakaket village banishes 4 for dealing methWashington Times

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Growing cannabis outdoors in Alaska is challenging, but not impossible - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:01

Alaska Dispatch News

Growing cannabis outdoors in Alaska is challenging, but not impossible
Alaska Dispatch News
We are not quite at the real start of the indoor part of the outdoor growing season, so let me take a bit of space to answer some questions about cannabis. Where it has been legalized Outside, this plant has been hailed as the new tomato for home hobby ...

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Proposal would slash $213 daily expense payments to Alaska lawmakers - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:46

Alaska Dispatch News

Proposal would slash $213 daily expense payments to Alaska lawmakers
Alaska Dispatch News
The move comes as legislators have faced growing criticism of their own expenses amid Alaska's budget crisis. The state's $3 billion deficit has forced steep cuts to state services, and it has lawmakers considering proposals to help pay for government ...
Alaska editorial: Recognition increasing that state needs new funds to sustain servicesJuneau Empire (subscription)

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End of Alaska Aces means big scheduling hole for Sullivan Arena - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:47

Alaska Dispatch News

End of Alaska Aces means big scheduling hole for Sullivan Arena
Alaska Dispatch News
Joe Wooden, general manager of SMG of Alaska, called the news a "gut punch." He said the Aces owners told him about financial problems several weeks ago. But he only learned the decision to fold the team at the end of this season was final on Thursday, ...
Alaska Aces to cease operations at the end of 2016-17 seasonKTUU.com
Alaska Aces hockey team to fold after this seasonAlaska Public Radio Network
Minor league Alaska Aces to fold at season's endFairbanks Daily News-Miner
The San Luis Obispo Tribune -Yahoo Sports -Idaho Statesman
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Alaska AG says feds couldn't overturn state's pot law - KTUU.com

Alaska News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:41

KTUU.com

Alaska AG says feds couldn't overturn state's pot law
KTUU.com
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A representative for the Alaska attorney general's office says a change in how the federal government enforces its own marijuana laws would not affect state marijuana laws. Department of Law spokeswoman Cori Mills says ...

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New details emerge in mishandling of University of Alaska sexual assault cases - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:21

Alaska Dispatch News

New details emerge in mishandling of University of Alaska sexual assault cases
Alaska Dispatch News
The 32-page letter, released to University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen on Tuesday, explains that the university system failed to provide "prompt and equitable" investigations into sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints over several years.

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Myths about Alaska purchase have a long reach - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:56

Alaska Dispatch News

Myths about Alaska purchase have a long reach
Alaska Dispatch News
Seward, Johnson's principal adviser, was seen as a presidential ally, a view he overcame through vigorous lobbying for Alaska. Also, prominent cartoonists of the day, foremost among them Thomas Nast, could not resist lampooning the purchase.

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Alaska sees positive federal signals on individual insurance market - Alaska Public Radio Network

Alaska News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:56

Alaska Public Radio Network

Alaska sees positive federal signals on individual insurance market
Alaska Public Radio Network
Last month, the state launched the Alaska Reinsurance Program to offset the cost of the most expensive treatments covered in the individual insurance market. State Insurance Division director Lori Wing-Heier has asked the new presidential ...

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Alaska AG says feds couldn't overturn state's pot law - STLtoday.com

Alaska News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:55

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Alaska AG says feds couldn't overturn state's pot law
STLtoday.com
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A representative for the Alaska attorney general's office said a change in how the federal government enforces its own marijuana laws would not affect state marijuana laws. Alaska's law legalizing recreational marijuana wouldn ...

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