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LNG Project Gets Export Approval

A federal agency has approved the export of liquefied natural gas from a proposed mega-project in Alaska to free-trade nations.

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November 21, 2014

Federal Court Rejects Alaska’s Appeal

The state of Alaska has lost another attempt to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage, and Gov.-elect Bill Walker has changed his stance on the issue.

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November 21, 2014

Begich Concedes Senate Race to Sullivan

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has conceded the Alaska Senate race to Republican Dan Sullivan. Begich called Sullivan to congratulate him Monday. He said he urged Sullivan “to adopt a bipartisan resolve in the Senate.”

November 17, 2014

Parnell concedes gubernatorial race to Walker

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has conceded in the state’s gubernatorial race, issuing a statement a day after independent candidate Bill Walker was declared the winner.

November 15, 2014

Stakeholder To Sell Holdings In Alaska Rig

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has announced plans to sell its ownership stake in a Cook Inlet rig, which will be transported to South Africa for offshore exploration, pending final approval.

November 14, 2014
Sullivan Unseats Begich In Senate Race

Sullivan Unseats Begich In Senate Race

Republican Dan Sullivan led incumbent Democrat Mark Begich by about 8,100 votes on Election Night last week, and when state officials counted absentee and questioned ballots Tuesday, the results indicated that Begich could not overcome Sullivan’s lead.

November 11, 2014

NTSB: Pilot Decisions Caused Alaska Copter Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says a fatal Alaska State Troopers helicopter crash was caused by the pilot’s decision to fly into bad weather and the agency’s inadequate safety management.

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November 5, 2014

Group Launches Anti-Walker Ad Campaign

A new Republican group has launched an advertising campaign against independent Alaska gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker in the final days before next week’s election.

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October 27, 2014

Parnell Meets With Guard Members

Gov. Sean Parnell met with Alaska National Guard members Sunday amid ongoing criticism about the administration’s response to allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Guard.

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October 20, 2014

Small Southeast Community Becomes New Alaska City

A small community in southeast Alaska is the state’s newest city. A state commissioner signed incorporation documents last week for Edna Bay, which has a population of 49.

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October 20, 2014

Container Ship Adrift Off British Columbia Coast

A container ship on its way from Washington to Russia lost power overnight and is drifting Friday off the north coast of British Columbia.

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October 17, 2014

State Senator Plans To Investigate Guard Situation

State Senator Lesil McGuire says the Legislature will hold hearings into the troubled Alaska National Guard, but she’s getting push back from the Senate president.

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October 17, 2014

Jury Deliberates Pipeline False Statement Case

A Fairbanks jury has begun deliberations for a man charged with making false statements about the 1978 bombing of the trans-Alaska pipeline.

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October 16, 2014

Appeals Court Halts Gay Marriages In Alaska

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a temporary halt to gay marriages in Alaska.

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October 15, 2014

Sullivan Raises More Than Begich In Latest Quarter

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan raised more money than Democratic Sen. Mark Begich during the latest fundraising quarter.

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October 15, 2014

Late Journalist Honored By Fishermen’s Group

The United Fishermen of Alaska has inducted the late journalist Bob Tkacz into its Hall of Fame.

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October 15, 2014

Judge Allows Gay Marriages To Continue In Alaska

A federal court judge has denied a request from the state of Alaska to put gay marriages on hold until an appeal is heard.

October 14, 2014

Feds Seek Dismissal of King Cove Lawsuit

Arguments have been scheduled on the federal government’s request to dismiss a lawsuit over the Interior Department’s refusal to allow for a road from King Cove to an all-weather airport at Cold Bay.

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October 14, 2014

Report Details Rural Health Care Challenges

A new report details the challenges involved in providing health care to rural communities in Alaska.

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October 13, 2014

Judge Sides With Anchorage In Ride-Sharing Lawsuit

A state court judge says ride-sharing company Uber cannot offer transportation for hire in Alaska’s largest city unless it complies with a local ordinance.

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October 13, 2014