My Turn: Tongass programs growing in right direction

...Alaska Travel Industry Association has consistently advocated Congress to address the critical decline in federal funding for the...industry.Over the last six years, national funding set by Congress for the Forest Service to manage recreation in the country's...
NSA will stop looking at old US phone records

...program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.When Congress passed a law in June ending the NSA's bulk collection journalists in 2013. President Barack Obama sought, and Congress passed, a law ending the collection and instead allowing the...
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Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad' the one of hope and opportunity for everyone."The White House is the midst of an intense lobbying campaign to prevent Congress from blocking implementation of the Iran deal. Lawmakers have until mid-September to review the accord, which aims to curb...
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Federal judge rejects state stance on ANWR

...acre refuge was created in 1980 by Congress as an expansion of an 8.9 million...withheld from wilderness status by Congress and set aside for potential oil and gas exploration.Under the 1980 law Congress must approve oil and gas development...
Empire Editorial: Stepping beyond No Child Left Behind

...doesn't mean national standards will never work. The Every Child Achieves and Student Success acts making their way through Congress look to supplant NCLB as the nation's blueprint to educational success, and they show promise.Under the Every Child Achieves...
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which was created by U.S. Congress. Similarly, the National Credit Union Administration, which...banks and credit unions into accepting marijuana deposits until Congress changes the Controlled Substances Act designation or codifies...
Replacement for No Child Left Behind passes U.S. Senate

...beyond test scores to present a more accurate picture of the health of our schools across the state."If it passes through Congress and is signed into law, the Every Child Achieves Act would continue to require two tests in reading and math per child per...
Social Security disability fund to run dry next year

...automatic 19 percent cut in benefits, unless Congress acts.The average monthly benefit for...without cutting benefits. But some in Congress note that the longer lawmakers wait...available for the disability program: Congress could shift tax revenue from Social Security's...
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Poll: US views of Francis dim; a plunge in approval ratings

...also travel to New York and Philadelphia. One of the most-watched events will be his Sept. 24 speech to a joint meeting of Congress, where Republicans have largely ignored his climate change encyclical. Francis added a Cuba leg onto the beginning of the...
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Planned Parenthood: Decade-long harassment

WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood told Congress Monday that a secretly recorded video released last week by...the patient's consent.Anti-abortion groups, members of Congress and some Republican presidential hopefuls have used the recording...
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