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House OKs funding for Capitol Hill

...rank-and-file lawmakers from criticism that they're raising their salaries or increasing spending for the thousands of staff aides that work for them.The 357-67 vote sends the measure to the Senate, which is just getting underway on the spending bills...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/house-oks-funding-capitol-hill
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Obama offers Gulf nations "ironclad" security cooperation

...reason they're doing it, it's got to stop."Obama rarely uses Camp David for personal or official business. White House aides hoped the more intimate setting would lead to a more candid conversation with the Arab allies.Just two other heads of state...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-15/obama-offers-gulf-nations-ironclad-se
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Vatican recognizes Palestine in treaty

...recognition as the Vatican has a very important political status that stems from its spiritual status," said Abbas' senior aide, Nabil Shaath. "We expect more EU countries to follow."The Vatican has been referring unofficially to the state of Palestine...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-14/vatican-recognizes-palestine-treaty
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Photo: Boxing up another session

Molly Carver, a legislative aide for Rep. Les Gara of Anchorage, fills boxes at his office on the fourth floor of the Capitol building in Juneau on Monday. The Alaska Legislature is continuing their work beyond their 90 day session to pass the state operating and capital budgets.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-22/photo-boxing-another-session
State | Local
UAS announces faculty award winners

...of Career EducationMalter has been a valuable part of the UAS Health Sciences team for over five years, teaching in the Nurse Aide program. For several years she has been recognized for her work as an Eden Alternative Philosophy mentor with staff and elders...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-13/uas-announces-faculty-award-winners
Local
Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

...drone of equipment could be heard throughout the Capitol as part of scheduled renovation work on the building.Jesse Kiehl, an aide to Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan and a local Assembly member, said meeting space would be available for the Legislature at Centennial...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-08/questions-linger-date-lawmakers-reconve
State
Trooper at center of Palin probe loses police certificate

...Palin and her family starting in 2005, before she became governor. After her election in 2006, Palin's husband, Todd, and aides pressured her public safety commissioner and others to fire Wooten.Wooten stayed on the job, and Palin fired the commissioner...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-03/trooper-center-palin-probe-loses-poli
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NSA phone spying illegal, judge rules

...Richard Burr took to the Senate floor Thursday with forceful arguments in favor of continuing the bulk collection. A Senate aide, however, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to be quoted about internal deliberations, told...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-08/nsa-phone-spying-illegal-judge-rules
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Netanyahu builds hardline coalition

...Yisrael Beitenu party was joining the opposition.That left Netanyahu dependent on Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett, a former aide who has a rocky relationship with Netanyahu. With Bennett driving a hard bargain, the talks stretched throughout the day and...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-07/netanyahu-builds-hardline-coalition
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Obama picks Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

...with the administration's national security policies.Obama described Dunford's work ethic as tireless, noting that some aides carry a voice recorder to keep track of his commands and ideas.Dunford's service as the commandant of the U.S. Marine...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-06/obama-picks-marine-general-joint-chie
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