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AUG 26, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Gov. Walker puts pause on fisheries commission decision

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker is holding off on implementing an administrative order that was recently at the center of a lawsuit between the state and a commercial fishing trade association. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/2bMfPal ) that a Thursday release from Walker's office says he is putting a moratorium on the order "to allow for a more ...

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AUG 26, 2016 - Boston Herald

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Alaska roadkill thieves target moose meant for charity

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a program run by state troopers that gives it to the needy and others willing to butcher the carcasses, officials said Wednesday.Two moose killed recently by cars or trucks were set to be ...

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AUG 26, 2016 - Christian Science Monitor

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Who owns roadkill? Alaska highway robbery deprives needy

The Alaska Moose Federation is troubled by recent thefts of roadkill moose, which are owned by the state and distributed to Alaska's soup kitchens and other food pantries as food, a legal practice in some form in at least 14 states. 

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AUG 26, 2016 - The Economist

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Growing farmers

The tropics, when under plastic ALASKA’S state fair, which runs until September 5th, began as a celebration among residents of the Matanuska Colony, a New Deal scheme under which 200 down-and-out midwestern farm families were moved to Alaska to see whether agriculture could gain a foothold in the coldest state. The state fair lives on, but little more than a ...

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AUG 12, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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A dozen state lawmakers face challenges in Alaska primary

Earlier this year, state GOP leaders took the unusual step of endorsing George Rauscher over incumbent Republican Rep. Jim Colver of Palmer. Colver, on his website, defends his voting record as one of the most conservative in the Legislature and said he works for his constituents — not "party bosses." The state Democratic party, meanwhile, has donated to the challengers ...

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