Saudis propose 5-day cease-fire in Yemen

...Kerry replied, "there's some work to do."News of the proposed cease-fire came as the Houthis and Saleh forces consolidated their hold over much of Aden, the main bastion of Hadi supporters. On Wednesday, they overwhelmed the downtown district...
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Empowered pool board may answer to Parks and Rec.

...take the place of the former aquatics manager Kathrin Millhorn and aquatics recreational superintendent Myiia Wahto, in one consolidated position.Duncan would act as director of Parks and Rec and aquatics manager. In the initial planning for an empowered...
Kerry seeks pause in Yemen as he arrives in Saudi Arabia

...Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. He'll see King Salman Thursday.The discussions are taking place as the rebels and their allies consolidated their hold over parts of the southern port city of Aden after heavy fighting with a militia loyal to the government they...
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State forestry to be managed from Fairbanks

...Ketchikan would be eliminated, but lower-level positions would remain.State Division of Forestry area offices would be consolidated through the budget reduction and their staffs would be thinned. In Southeast Alaska, the Ketchikan and Haines offices will...
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court of the Tongass Land Management Plan that guide the Forest Service's old-growth sale planning.Those lawsuits were consolidated by the court this month, according to the USFS, and Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline ruled in his 25-page...
State | Local | AK legislature
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...feeling our way through a field of crevasses near the pass between the Hubbard and Vaughn Lewis glaciers. The wet snow consolidated into hard pack, making travel fast and almost effortless. A mountain that didn't appear on our map rose out of the West...
China's biggest public political event - but is it relevant?

...leadership's priorities.That top-down nature has only expanded under party leader and President Xi Jinping, who has consolidated his powers at the expense of other institutions, including the NPC, said Ming Xia, a political scientist at City University...
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Daylight saving elimination passes Senate

...propose to pit" one region against another and recognized that Southeast gave up an hour when Alaska's time zones were consolidated in the 1980s. She mentioned the bill amendment that would open the door to add Southeast back to its former Pacific time...
State | AK legislature
Gov. Walker crowdsources budget cuts

...16,000 state employees Monday, asking them for their help to identify government services that could be eliminated or consolidated. The state is facing an estimated $3.5 billion budget deficit in fiscal year 2016 due to shrinking oil revenue."Alaska...
My Turn: The land of the 9 O'clock sun

...m. By the end of August, our sun sets at 8 p.m. and our sunrise is at 5:55 a.m.When time zones in Alaska were consolidated, Southeast Alaska lost an hour of daylight in the evenings and gained an hour in the mornings. Before that, Southeast...


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