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Update News: Thursday, August 9, 2012

In Thursday’s News:

  • Gov. Parnell tells commissioners to use restraint when writing budgets;
  • Sen. Murkowski to hold a forum on impacts on federal health care law;
  • Helicopter pilot who died near Delta Junction identified;
  • Oil containment and clean up to begin today after sheen spotted from sunken vessel near Sitka;
  • First Chinese vessel – the icebreaker Xuelong – transits Northwest Passage.