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Second credit ratings agency issues warning on Alaska budget risk - Alaska Dispatch

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Second credit ratings agency issues warning on Alaska budget risk
Alaska Dispatch
The statement follows the move Tuesday by Moody's Investors Service to lower the credit outlook for Alaska from stable to negative. Moody's did not lower the Alaska credit rating, which is an assessment of the ability of the state to pay its debts. The ...
Walker: Alaska will weather fiscal stormAlaskajournal.com

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'Pseudo-sibling' bear cubs will be moved from Alaska to new Texas home - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 18:47

Alaska Dispatch

'Pseudo-sibling' bear cubs will be moved from Alaska to new Texas home
Alaska Dispatch
An orphan black bear cub rescued from Kasilof explores her temporary home at the Alaska Zoo on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. This cub, along with another young male rescued from Galena, will remain together as they travel to their new home in Texas.

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Federal Spending Bill Appropriates $100 Million for Missile Defense in Alaska - Alaska Public Radio Network

Alaska News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:47

Federal Spending Bill Appropriates $100 Million for Missile Defense in Alaska
Alaska Public Radio Network
Those are the only major appropriations for military construction in Alaska. Felling says the spending bill also contains funding for smaller projects at Fort Wainwright, Eielson Air Force Base and Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson. “We have funding ...

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Reality Check: Dallas Seavey, Marty Raney and others back for 'Ultimate ... - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:56

Alaska Dispatch

Reality Check: Dallas Seavey, Marty Raney and others back for 'Ultimate ...
Alaska Dispatch
For those who haven't been reading this column or watching “Survival,” it's a program in which four teams compete in a series of expeditions across the Alaska backcountry. Sometimes production gives them the tools they need to keep things interesting ...

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Gas pipeline coordinator office in Alaska to close - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:34

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Gas pipeline coordinator office in Alaska to close
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The office was created in a 2004 law aimed at helping advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North America. Market conditions led to that plan being scrapped in favor of a liquefied natural gas project that would allow exports to Asia.
Alaska Pipeline Pipeline coordinator's office to closeKTUU.com

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Canada and US battle over steel for Alaska ferry terminal - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:21

Canada and US battle over steel for Alaska ferry terminal
Alaska Dispatch
But some top Canadian politicians are criticizing those "Buy America" provisions, and saying the contractor chosen by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities should be required to use Canadian steel to build the dock instead.
Alaska Ferry Project Caught in Flap Over US SteelNew York Times

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Alaska Ferry Project Caught in Flap Over US Steel - ABC News

Alaska News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:08

Alaska Ferry Project Caught in Flap Over US Steel
ABC News
A U.S. requirement that American steel be used to update an Alaska ferry terminal is causing some tension with Canadian officials, potentially threatening the project. The terminal is on Canadian soil, in British Columbia, but the land is leased to the ...

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Alaskan killed in Montana plane crash was Wasilla air-taxi owner - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:08

Alaskan killed in Montana plane crash was Wasilla air-taxi owner
Alaska Dispatch
WASILLA -- A Wasilla pilot with a young family and a growing air taxi business died Tuesday afternoon in a plane crash in northwest Montana near Flathead Lake. Brett Thoft, 33, was flying a two-seater tandem Piper Super Cub with friend Tim Schauss when ...

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Market Fresh: Still time to send the gift of Alaska Grown for Christmas - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:56

Market Fresh: Still time to send the gift of Alaska Grown for Christmas
Alaska Dispatch
Summit Spice and Tea (summitspiceandtea.com): While the tea leaves are grown elsewhere, the combinations are mixed up here in Alaska. Share some Afternoon Spice green tea, Alyeska Spice black tea or the Denali Breakfast Blend with Darjeeling.

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Alaska's New Governor Sets Sights on Medicaid Expansion - MedPage Today

Alaska News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:33

RH Reality Check

Alaska's New Governor Sets Sights on Medicaid Expansion
MedPage Today
The Alaska Chamber of Commerce, the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium all support expansion. So far 28 states have expanded Medicaid, and Laura Snyder with the Kaiser Family ...
State Hires Project Lead for Medicaid ExpansionAlaska Public Radio Network
Can Alaska's Independent Governor Overcome GOP Opposition and Expand ...RH Reality Check

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Officials: Alaska pilot killed in Montana plane crash - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:24

Officials: Alaska pilot killed in Montana plane crash
Alaska Dispatch
POLSON, Mont. -- Lake County authorities say they believe that a small plane that crashed in northwest Montana near Flathead Lake, killing the pilot and injuring a passenger, had taken off from the Polson airport. Karen Sargeant, public information ...
PABLO – One man was killed and another was injured in a plane crash west of ...The Missoulian

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Alaska's Prostitution Law Isn't Working - The Atlantic

Alaska News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:47

The Atlantic

Alaska's Prostitution Law Isn't Working
The Atlantic
Prostitution is illegal in Alaska, as it is in all of the United States except for Nevada. But the relationship between law enforcement and sex workers in Alaska has supposedly altered in recent years. In 2012, Alaska passed laws against sex ...

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Obama protects Alaska's Bristol Bay from oil and gas drilling - Los Angeles Times

Alaska News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:12

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Obama protects Alaska's Bristol Bay from oil and gas drilling
Los Angeles Times
In a boon to commercial fishermen, conservationists and Native Alaskans, President Obama on Tuesday withdrew the waters of Alaska's Bristol Bay from oil and gas development, vowing to protect the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery. Calling the ...
Obama Withdraws Alaska's Bristol Bay From DrillingABC News
Obama Protects Bristol Bay, Alaska from Future Oil and Gas DrillingNewsweek
5 Things You Need to Know About Alaska's Bristol BayThe White House (blog)
Alaska Dispatch -Wall Street Journal
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Detroit native installed as Catholic bishop in Alaska - The Detroit News

Alaska News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:45

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Detroit native installed as Catholic bishop in Alaska
The Detroit News
In this photo taken on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, The Most Reverend Chad W. Zielinski prostrates himself during his Ordination and Installation Ceremony as the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Fairbanks, at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. (Photo ...

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Alaska's Governor Eager To Expand Medicaid - NPR (blog)

Alaska News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:09

NPR (blog)

Alaska's Governor Eager To Expand Medicaid
NPR (blog)
Alaska's new governor won his election in one of the tightest races in the country, a race that was too close to call even a week after election night. Bill Walker, who ran as an independent (unaffiliated with the Republicans or Democrats), took office ...
New AK Governor Sets Sights On Medicaid ExpansionWebMD
Alaska fiscal crisis threatens some of Walker's plansAlaska Dispatch

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Obama Has Taken Alaska's Bristol Bay Off the Market for Drilling - TIME

Alaska News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:03

TIME

Obama Has Taken Alaska's Bristol Bay Off the Market for Drilling
TIME
President Barack Obama on Tuesday listed Alaska's Bristol Bay as a no-go zone for oil and gas drilling, promising to protect the coastal area's booming fisheries, as well as preserve a linchpin of Native American heritage. The bay, home to a $2 billion ...

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Obama Bars Oil and Gas Development In Alaska's Bristol Bay - Huffington Post

Alaska News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:08

Obama Bars Oil and Gas Development In Alaska's Bristol Bay
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama announced new protections on Tuesday for Alaska's Bristol Bay, barring oil and gas development in the region. Obama said in a video Tuesday that he had issued a memorandum withdrawing the region from all ...

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Oil price collapse prompts agency to lower Alaska credit outlook - Alaska Dispatch

Alaska News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:49

Oil price collapse prompts agency to lower Alaska credit outlook
Alaska Dispatch
FAIRBANKS — Moody's Investors Service said Tuesday it lowered the credit outlook for Alaska because the plunge in oil prices "threatens to rapidly and significantly reduce the state's budgetary reserves." The rating agency said the change in outlook ...
Alaska Bond Credit Outlook Dropped With Crude Oil Price PlungeBloomberg
UPDATE 1-Moody's revises Alaska outlook to negative on oil plungeReuters
MarketsCrude drop imperils Alaska's AAA rating - Moody'sFinancial Times

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Obama bans drilling in Alaska's Bristol Bay, citing risk to salmon fishery - Washington Post

Alaska News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:09

Obama bans drilling in Alaska's Bristol Bay, citing risk to salmon fishery
Washington Post
President Obama on Tuesday declared a large swath of southwest Alaska's coast off-limits to oil and gas drilling, saying energy development in the region could endanger an environmentally sensitive waterway and imperil vital fisheries. Obama announced ...

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Why Alaska Airline's Stock Has Room to Climb in 2015 - Nasdaq

Alaska News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:56

Nasdaq

Why Alaska Airline's Stock Has Room to Climb in 2015
Nasdaq
Knowing if a particular equity's run has come to an end is often as difficult as identifying a key purchase in the first place. At the end of 2013, we evaluated Alaska Air Group 's prospects to determine if the stock's ascent could continue into 2014 ...
Bull of the Day: Alaska Air Group (ALK)Zacks.com
Alaska Air Group Stock Price Up 3.7% After Analyst Upgrade (ALK)Mideast Time

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