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February 4, 2011
JUNEAU, Alaska — For Alaskans, the recent ban on federal earmarks brings to an end a decades-long era in which the young and still-developing state has routinely, and heavily, relied upon those funds for basics like roads or sewer systems.
State and community leaders knew this day was coming, given the escalating political rhetoric. But many weren't quite ready for it and worry about what it will mean for them.
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