Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...ended with a nonbinding accord to show for two weeks of debate and frustration; the deal was brokered by President Barack Obama, who attended the conference on its final day. A snowstorm paralyzed much of the eastern U.S. on the last holiday...
World Sports Briefs

...was feted with a parade and a visit to the major league World Series and the White House, where they met President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.Janes said Wednesday that he doesn't know if the matter is closed permanently, and...
Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE - President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he's removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska's coast from consideration for oil...
Sealaska land bill passes through Congress

...Claims Settlement Act has passed Congress, a Sealaska news release announced Friday.When signed into law by President Barack Obama, the Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Act will transfer control of a little over 70...
Begich bids emotional farewell to US Senate

...saw the GOP regain control of the Senate. Republicans here as in other states made the race a referendum on President Barack Obama and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid. Begich insisted the race was not about Obama but about the future of the state...
Murkowski praises passage of duck stamp bill

...Representatives also passed a similar bill that mirrors the one Murkowski co-sponsored, which will now go before President's Barack Obama to be signed into law."Updating and improving the duck stamp process for Alaskans and Americans has been a key priority...
Watchdog: Indian schools appear to violate rules

...attended by tens of thousands of Native American students, a federal watchdog says.The report comes as President Barack Obama makes high-profile promises to fix the schools, which are among the nation's lowest performing and have been plagued...
Sealaska nears final land claim

...and Jobs Protection Act, will likely move through the House and Senate by Christmas. If signed into law by President Barack Obama, it would transfer 70,000 acres of the 17 million-acre Tongass National Forest to Sealaska, fulfilling the Native...
Obama meets with newly elected governors

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama met Friday with a handful of newly elected governors from across the country, including the Texas Republican who has led efforts...
Begich concedes Senate race to Sullivan

...leadership since winning election in 2008, cast himself as an independent voice, unafraid to stand up to President Barack Obama and willing to work across party lines. Republicans, meanwhile, sought to tie Begich to Obama and Senate Democratic...


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