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Remembering the 1964 earthquake, preparing for tomorrow

Today, Alaska will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the magnitude 9.2 earthquake that shook the state at 5:36 p.m., March 27, 1964.

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Senate finance considers sealing certain criminal records

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Senate Finance Committee has advanced legislation that would make confidential criminal court records in which prosecutors dropped charges or the defendant was acquitted. SB108, from Sen.

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Exploration off 38%, producing mines strong

JUNEAU - Mining is good for Alaska's economy, but while the state's six producing mines are holding up well, and some even expanding, a sharp 38 percent drop in exploration spending last year is having ripple effects.

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State says proposed setnet initiative won't be on ballot

An initiative proposing a ban on setnets in certain parts of the state was rejected Monday as a "prohibited appropriation" under the advice of Alaska's Department of Law. Lt. Gov.

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State, Feds spar over brown bear closure on the refuge

State and federal officials squared off Monday during a public hearing on the late October closure of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge land to sport hunting for brown bear. An audience of about 50 gathered to hear the refuge representatives give the U.S.

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Less money for food

Worried phone calls started coming into the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank in September. People heard that food stamps were going to be cut and some worried about an already tenuous supply of food for their tables.

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Lt. Gov rejects setnet ban petition

Citing a 1996 Alaska Supreme Court decision Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell today rejected an initiative seeking to ban setnetting in certain areas of the state. Treadwell decided on a course of action upon the advice of the State's Department of Law, which suggested that salmon are legal assets of the state that cannot be appropriated by initiative, according to a media release from the state. The newly formed Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, which submitted the proposed initiative, called the decision "puzzling" in a media release.

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State finalizes new oil tax regulations

JUNEAU - The state has finalized rules to help determine what oil qualifies for special tax breaks under Alaska's new oil tax law. The law championed by Gov.

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Bering Sea fishery opens without quotas issued

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's multimillion-dollar red king crab season opened Tuesday, but most of the participating boats remained at dock because federal managers who are supposed to set individual fishing quotas are among workers still furloughed in the government's partial shutdown.Only boats representing a tiny fraction of the total harvest will be heading out into the Bering Sea. For that community development program, quotas are assigned by the state, with only seven vessels signed up to fish as of Tuesday.

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AOGCC keeps eye on safety, maximum recovery

A low-profile state commission most Alaskans have never heard of helps keep the oil industry safe. Only rarely does the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission get into the mainstream news, and that's a good thing according to its three commissioners.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-09-17/aogcc-keeps-eye-on-safety-maximum-re
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