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Juneau shouts 'Yes' as Alaska screams 'No'

Juneau voters may have shouted “Yes,” but their voices appear to have been drowned out by the rest of the state.

 

by JAMES BROOKS

Oil-tax opponents vow to monitor industry promises

ANCHORAGE - Early results indicate Alaska's new petroleum-tax system will be spared an early death by referendum. If the vote holds up, opponents vowed Wednesday to track promises its supporters made and pounce if they prove to be false.
Dan Joling

Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies in prison at 75

ANCHORAGE - Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.
RACHEL D'ORO

Marine waives extradition from Alaska

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - A former Marine charged with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft has waived extradition from Alaska.

Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

SEATTLE - The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and...
GENE JOHNSON

Candidates for governor's race plan their next moves

ANCHORAGE - Candidates in Alaska's three-way gubernatorial race wasted no time Wednesday launching their post-primary campaigns and welcoming their running mates for the general election in November. Republican Gov.
RACHEL D'ORO

Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama.
Becky Bohrer

GOP's candidate: Alaska is my home, too

ANCHORAGE - The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen.
Becky Bohrer

Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.
KEVIN FREKING
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