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8:37 am
Thu November 20, 2014

11/20/14 - Begich sets Arctic port land trade as a priority

Sen. Mark Begich makes land trade for an Arctic port a high priority

Earlier this week, Sen. Begich conceded he lost the election, but for now, until Jan. 3, he's still a U.S. Senator, and he's back in Washington.

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Local News
7:36 am
Thu November 20, 2014

11/20/14 - BP completes sale of North Slope oil fields, affecting jobs of 475 people

BP sells four oil fields

BP's sale of four North Slope oil fields involves laying off 275 workers and transfer to Hilcorp or early retirement of another 200 people. BP Alaska operations president Janet Weiss says the company will focus on Prudhoe Bay and a major liquefied natural gas project.

U.S. Sen. Begich back in Washington

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Local News
7:34 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Sen. Mark Begich concedes race to Dan Sullivan

Sen. Mark Begich concedes, lagging by 6,211 votes with few ballots left to count

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Local News
7:50 am
Mon November 17, 2014

11/17/14 - Gov. Sean Parnell concedes race to Bill Walker

Walker leads with 4,634 more votes than Parnell

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has conceded in the state's gubernatorial race. He issued a statement Saturday, after the Associated Press named Bill Walker the winner Friday evening. A count by the Division of Elections Friday showed Walker with 4,634 more votes than Parnell. About 10,000 absentee ballots remain to be counted.

Parnell wrote on Facebook Saturday he'd met with Walker and offered him office space to help with the transition. Walker is scheduled to be sworn in on Dec. 1.

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Local News
6:21 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

11/14/14 - Some $57 million was spent in U.S. Senate race in Alaska - much of it on TV ads

Advertising time went for as much as $35,000 for a 30-second spot during the NFL game

More than $57 million was spent on Alaska's U.S. Senate race. Of that $17 was spent came out  of candidates campaign chests. The rest was spent by PACs, and of that, about a third went out of state for Internet ads, robocalls, and mailers. Most of the rest went to local television stations. Stations are required to give candidates their lowest rates. For instance, one candidate paid $450 for a 30-second spot on Anchorage TV news.

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