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Attempted murder charge reduced in rodeo grounds stabbing

...Prosecutors have reduced an attempted murder charge against an Idaho man accused of stabbing an Alaska man in the North Dakota oil patch.KXMC-TV reported that 31-year-old Travis Barnes, of Post Falls, Idaho, pleaded not guilty Thursday to aggravated...
3 plead guilty in murder-for-hire plot

...court in the murder-for-hire slaying of a Spokane businessman that arose from business dealings in the North Dakota oil patch.The case involved the shooting death of Doug Carlile in his upscale Spokane home nearly two years ago.On Wednesday...
Nation and World
Trump, other non-Texans may have Cruz defending home turf

...less than $700,000 for Perry, according to Federal Elections Commission data. Bush, who was born in the West Texas oil patch and whose son George P. is the state's land commissioner, got more than $1 million from Texas donors.Bush, the...
Nation and World
Remembering the Vikings - 'iron slicks' of the muskegs

Have you ever seen oil patches in the muskegs around Juneau? In Iceland, these patches are called "jarnbrak" ("iron slick"). This common sight in this...
From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

...more than 500 companies working in the state's Bakken oil patch.Drilling and extraction jobs that soared from 293...housing projects being built on the fringes of the Bakken oil patch in North Dakota have paused or slowed down as developers...
Some answers on oil taxes

...only generate revenue into the state coffers, but to employ Alaskans and employ all the support; when one job in the oil patch creates 20 jobs you can understand what a multiplier effect this industry has in this state. We need to have a healthy...
Oil is critical to Alaska's economy additional capital will result in 50,000 barrels of new oil per day, which means more state revenue and 60,000 oil patch jobs over 20 years.This is great news for everyone - especially the state, our economy and our families. Alaskans...
My Turn: Economic research shows Alaska is better off under new oil tax

...Investing new money into the oil patch creates long-lasting jobs and increased...that draw new outside money into the oil patch could create long-lasting jobs...4 billion in new spending in the oil patch could add an average of 5,000 public...
My Turn: Alaska has given away the oil and gas farm - again

...concerns. If we do not have this honest conversation we risk becoming the next Oklahoma, a state that despite a booming oil patch is wrestling with a self-inflicted budget crisis.According to an Associated Press story by Sean Murphy in the April...
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations? a habit bred from unimaginable wealth and psychopathic imperatives that seek to control every feature of Alaska's oil patch.The industry acts like a bully, never satisfied, always demanding more. Its pride and overbearing self-importance...


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