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Walker, Mallott join tickets to oppose Parnell

After tax vote, what should Alaskans watch for?

With the divisive debate over oil taxes behind us, for now at least, what should Alaskans watch for? Getting new oil into the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is the most important thing. Alaskans should also closely watch how the new tax performs in terms of revenue.

Conservationists sue to stop Big Thorne project

A coalition of conservation groups filed suit against the U.S. Forest Service Aug. 22 in an effort to stop a large logging project in the Tongass National Forest.

Repeal fails, tax reform upheld

A referendum to roll back an oil production tax change made in 2013 was defeated by voters in the state’s primary election held Aug. 19. Ballot Measure 1, which would have reinstated the state’s previous tax known as ACES that was repealed in 2013, was voted down 52 percent to 48 percent, or a margin of about 6,800 votes, the Division of Elections reported in late results with 98.6 percent of the votes counted.

Sullivan gets Senate nomination for GOP

Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party’s candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall. Republicans see the Alaska race as a key contest in their attempt to capture the Senate majority from Democrats.

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EDITORIAL: Islamic State’s threat to America is a real one

Alaska readies for U.S. to take chair of Arctic Council in 2015

No. 2 trade partner South Korea eager for more Alaska ties

No. 2 trade partner South Korea eager for more Alaska ties

The South Korean ambassador to the United States said the bond connecting the countries is strong and Alaska that remains a key trading partner with the East Asian country.
Setnet ban initiative OK’d, state considers appeal

Setnet ban initiative OK’d, state considers appeal

Voters could be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision issued July 23.

BOEM aims for new Chukchi report by October

The U.S. Bureau of Offshore Energy Management has developed a revised exploration and development scenario for Chukchi Sea oil and gas development that will be part of a new draft supplemental environmental impact statement, or SEIS, to be issued this fall.

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