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Empire Editorial: Better safe than sorry

...however, that we must give in to every fear, either real or imagined.Police and Transportation Security Administration officials have jobs to do and protocol to follow. We're glad they took the threat seriously, even if it ends up being...
Train hits stalled truck, injuring 55

...officials said. They said one had more serious injuries. Details were not immediately available.Federal Railroad Administration officials said they believed that 62 people had been injured. The discrepancy could not be resolved immediately.Some...
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Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...Saturday.Murkowski, who chairs the Interior appropriations subcommittee, said Sunday that the days of Obama administration officials knowing they can call her and get a call back are done.Young, in a statement, called the proposed wilderness...
State | AK legislature
A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...line to head the committee, replacing Delaware Democrat Tom Carper. Johnson has been a tough questioner of administration officials about the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. The question will be whether...
Obama meets with newly elected governors

...concerns about the recent influx of young people arriving at the U.S. border in his conversations with other administration officials.Abbott, who is currently Texas' attorney general, led a coalition of 16 other states this week in filing...
Walker introduces transition team

...and revitalizing the Alaska Army National Guard in rural communities.Walker said possible replacements for administration officials will not be part of the process, adding it would be inappropriate to do that without a clear victory. As for...
Congress worries Iraq crisis could be repeated in Afghanistan

...the end of 2016, with fears that hard-fought gains could be wiped out by a resurgent Taliban.Senior Obama administration officials insist Afghanistan is not Iraq, with a population far more receptive to a continued U.S. presence and the...
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Begich's health insurance idea gets look from federal government

...Begich said his plan has been in the works for about a year. "It is no secret that I have been frustrated with Administration officials throughout this process," Begich said in a press release. "But I am glad that they are finally coming around...
Alaska Editorial: Report on Alaska National Guard shocks, disappoints

...Guard. Given the seriousness of the allegations and the fact that they continued to flow to legislators and administration officials after Guard officials said the organization had made appropriate changes to address the situation, the governor...
Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

...necropsy, tissue and organ samples were collected, including stomach contents. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said analysis of the eye and ear plug should be able to determine the whale's age.The whale has been known...


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