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  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended up being funneled out of the state for big money. Now, officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other states is also being smuggled out, and the trafficking is putting America's multibillion-dollar marijuana...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Alaska Dispatch News has announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is in the process of transitioning to new ownership. Those buyers included four siblings— Ryan Binkley, Wade Binkley, James Binkley and Kai Binkley Sims— as well as Alaska Media LLC, publisher of the Arctic Sounder, The Bristol Bay Times and the Dutch Harbor...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, California and New Mexico each increased by one rig. Texas lost seven rigs and Louisiana decreased by one. Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • NEW YORK— A federal judge on Thursday ordered the writer of an editorial in The New York Times that mentioned former vice presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. District Judge Jed Rakoff set an Aug. 16 hearing. New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said in an emailed statement that the newspaper will comply with the order.

  • Financial Times Op-Ed: Why Facebook should pay us a basic income

    Zuckerberg should now live up to his rhetoric and launch a Facebook Permanent Fund to cover a broader universal basic income experiment, writes Financial Times' John Thornhill.

  • Aug 9- U.S. crude stockpiles fell last week as refineries boosted output to the highest percentage of capacity in 12 years, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday, but a surprise increase in gasoline stocks capped gains in oil prices. Crude inventories fell by 6.5 million barrels in the week to Aug. 4, compared with expectations for a decrease of...

  • AUGUSTA, Ga.— Morris Communications will sell its 11 daily newspapers and other publications in those markets to New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse Media Inc., the companies announced Wednesday. New Media said in a news release it will pay $120 million to purchase Morris Publishing Group, the newspaper division of Georgia- based Morris...

  • Aug 9- U.S. crude stocks fell last week as refineries boosted output to their highest capacity in 12 years, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday, but a surprising increase in gasoline stocks cut into gains in oil prices. Crude inventories fell by 6.5 million barrels in the week to Aug. 4, compared with expectations for a decrease of 2.7 million...

  • WASHINGTON— With Republicans unable to advance a health care bill in Congress, President Donald Trump's administration may find itself in an awkward role as caretaker of the Affordable Care Act, which he still promises to repeal and replace. So as long as former President Barack Obama's law is on the books, that doesn't seem to leave much choice for Trump, even if...

  • The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states. California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming, with much of...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained four rigs and Alaska increased by one. Louisiana declined by five rigs, Oklahoma decreased by two and New Mexico and North Dakota were down by one apiece. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • Trump administration warns of Alaska backlash after Murkowski's Obamacare vote, report says

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reportedly calls Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan after Murkowski broke from the party on Obamacare repeal.

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- Republican U.S. Senate leaders, struggling to keep a seven-year promise to end Obamacare, turned their focus on Wednesday to passing a slimmed-down "skinny" repeal measure that would throw the issue into negotiations with the House of Representatives. The failures underscored the party's deep divisions on the role of government in helping...

  • July 26- Alaska Air Group Inc on Wednesday posted a 13.8 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped in part by the December 2016 acquisition of former rival Virgin America. Alaska, now the fifth-largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, reported second-quarter net income of $296 million, or $2.38 per share, up from $260 million, or $2.10 per share, in the period a year...

  • July 26- Alaska Air Group Inc on Wednesday posted a 13.8 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped in part by the December 2016 acquisition of former rival Virgin America. Alaska, now the fifth-largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, reported second-quarter net income of $296 million, or $2.38 per share, up from $260 million, or $2.10 per share, in the period a year...

  • Breaking News Crime Scene

    A new study shows which items are the most commonly stolen in each state.

  • July 26- Alaska Air Group Inc on Wednesday reported a 13.8 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped in part by the December 2016 acquisition of former rival Virgin America. Alaska, now the fifth-largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, reported a second-quarter net income of $296 million, or $2.38 cents per share, from $260 million, or $2.10 per share, a year...

  • *President hopes lunch will strengthen Republican resolve. Trump told 49 senators who came to a White House lunch that they should not leave Washington for a planned August recess until they can find common ground on healthcare. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the seven-year Republican quest to repeal and replace...

  • President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing or overhauling Obamacare, urging them at a White House meeting to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the seven-year Republican quest to repeal and replace...

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing or overhauling Obamacare, calling all 52 Republican senators to the White House to urge them to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the...