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Sullivan says he backs state minimum wage measure

JUNEAU - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan said he doesn't support raising the federal minimum wage but backs a state initiative to raise Alaska's minimum wage.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/sullivan-says-he-backs-state-minimum-wa
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Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

The state of Alaska is seeking to intervene in three lawsuits filed by environmental groups against a proposed timber sale by the U.S. Forest Service on Prince of Wales Island.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/state-seeks-intervene-timber-lawsuits
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Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

ANCHORAGE - Road construction costs north of the Alaska Range have increased because of the higher cost of asphalt, a consequence predicted when the North Pole refinery stopped producing asphalt oil June 1.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/refinery-closure-leads-higher-asphalt-e
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Big Ten is out of College Football Playoff race

...College Football Playoff.It's not so far-fetched when you consider the SEC has eight teams ranked in both the Associated Press and coaches' top 25 polls and six of those teams were undefeated after the first three weeks of play.With so...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-16/big-ten-out-college-football-playoff-r
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Trial begins for dentist charged with sex assault

A trial has begun in Anchorage for a former Glennallen dentist charged with sexually assaulting a woman incapacitated by alcohol.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/trial-begins-dentist-charged-sex-assaul
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Man arrested after high-speed highway chase

North Pole police say they pursued a man whose speed reached 120 mph before he drove into a ditch and was arrested.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/man-arrested-after-high-speed-highway-c
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Update: Port of Anchorage shifts focus to modernization

ANCHORAGE - The Port of Anchorage is turning its focus from expansion to modernization. Corrosion caused by bacteria, silt and salty water covers lower sections of the hollow steel posts beneath the wharf at the port.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/port-anchorage-shifts-focus-modernizati
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Police seize meth from couple exiting Alaska ferry

KETCHIKAN - A California man and his fiancee have been charged with trying to smuggle methamphetamine into Alaska. The Ketchikan Daily News (http://bit.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/police-seize-meth-couple-exiting-alaska
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Young announces plans for 3 House debates, forums

U.S. Rep. Don Young has agreed to participate in three debates and forums in the lead-up to the November general election.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/young-announces-plans-3-house-debates-f
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Group seeks to restore crippled creek

FAIRBANKS - Cripple Creek used to wind and snake its way down Chena Ridge near Fairbanks, until a mining company cut a ditch in the 1930s to create a straighter channel it needed to support its operations.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/group-seeks-restore-crippled-creek
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