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Empire Editorial: Legislature's logjam puts control in hands of cities, boroughs

...cutting teachers. Juneau is raising tobacco taxes and eliminating sales tax exemptions.If the Alaska Legislature continues its Congress-like logjam, local communities will assume more authority, taking the steps that will be needed to keep government functioning...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-06/empire-editorial-legislatures-logjam-
Opinion
My Turn: This national winner speaks Out Loud

...Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a federal agency created by Congress to promote artistic activity across our great nation. ASCA...federal government bureau that relies on appropriations from Congress to do its important work. These federal dollars must be matched...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-04/my-turn-national-winner-speaks-out-lo
Opinion
After decades, NFL decides to give up tax-exempt status

...Every so often, in a bid to sound threatening, a member of Congress has vowed to revoke the NFL's tax-exempt status. Now Commissioner...Michigan, is that panel's ranking Democrat. Members of Congress have criticized the NFL and other professional sports leagues...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-29/after-decades-nfl-decides-give-tax-exe
Sports
White House OKs Congress' say on an Iran agreement

...Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject his emerging nuclear pact with...the president and the Republican-led Congress came after the White House maintained...back down from their insistence that Congress have a formal role in what could be a...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/white-house-oks-congress-say-iran-agr
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GOP tries to undercut nuclear deal with Iran

...ironic that some members of Congress want to make common cause...stroke of a pen, and future Congresses could modify the terms of...spoke to a joint meeting of Congress at Republican House Speaker...For the rest, it needs Congress' approval. And lawmakers...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-10/gop-tries-undercut-nuclear-deal-iran
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Speak up for safety in honor of Workers' Memorial Day

...off to work and never returned home. April 28 is internationally known as Workers' Memorial Day. Forty-five years ago, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The law codified the requirement that employers would provide workers safe...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/speak-safety-honor-workers-memorial-d
Opinion
House reaches deal on bill ending NSA phone collection

...The authority to collect those records and other related surveillance provisions of the Patriot Act will expire June 1 unless Congress passes a law reauthorizing it. The House bill would do that, with changes. Senate leaders have introduced a bill that would...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/house-reaches-deal-bill-ending-nsa-ph
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Obama criticizes police, but also rioters

...job training, while suggesting that kind of a response is out of reach with a Republican Congress. "I'm under no illusion that out of this Congress we're going to get massive investments in urban communities," Obama said."It's too...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-29/obama-criticizes-police-also-rioters
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Alaska Legislature passes child support bill

...million in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds if it didn't pass the bill. All states are being asked to do this.Congress required passage of legislation to receive federal child support funding. According to the state, about two-thirds of Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/alaska-legislature-passes-child-support
State
US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf

...Iran nuclear agreement. The pact has yet to be finalized and is the subject of intense scrutiny and considerable criticism in Congress.The officials were not authorized to discuss the decision publicly and spoke anonymously.At an unrelated Pentagon news...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/us-navy-ships-accompany-us-flagged-sh
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