Michigan close to banning student-athlete unions

...challenge.There are no reports of such union-organizing efforts at any of Michigan's public or private universities. Democrats described the fast-tracked legislation - introduced just two weeks ago - as a solution to a nonexistent problem."We haven't...
Oklahoma City Public Schools board votes against replaying final minute of game

...entered the political realm, attracting the attention of state legislators. State Sen. Anastasia Pittman, an Oklahoma City Democrat, said the OSSAA board should have given Douglass a chance.A replay would have allowed "the outcome to be decided by student...
My Turn: Torture of the American conscience

...They assert the torture program disrupted terrorist plots, prevented mass casualty attacks and saved American lives. The Democrats on the committee are disputing that claim. So, who should we trust?Certainly not Tenet, who notoriously got it wrong...
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...on the campaign trail, as Democrats work to identify themselves...election campaign."Illinois Democrats are fighting to keep control...trail. While the Chicago Democrat said he ate Graham Crackers...outcome could determine whether Democrats keep control of the U.S...
Empire Editorial: Legislature has a duty to investigate Guard scandal

When the Alaska Legislature convenes on Jan. 20, 2015, there's one item we hope all members - Republican, Democrat and Independent - will agree upon. There needs to be a Legislative investigation into the sexual assaults, fraud and misconduct...
Independent Rep. Ortiz joins House Democratic Caucus

...Representative Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, has joined the Alaska House Democratic Caucus.Ortiz said he joined with House Democrats because of the freedom the caucus gives its members to vote their conscience."Joining the House Democratic Caucus is the...
State | Local
Sullivan's win adds to GOP's Senate sweep

...Senate seat in a hotly contested race, beating a first-term incumbent as voter disapproval of President Barack Obama swept Democrats out of office and allowed the GOP to seize control of the Senate.Sullivan, a Marine Corps reservist and assistant secretary...
My Turn: Making free speech free again

...deciding vote on Obamacare when in fact Democrats had nine more votes than they needed...included any information about Begich, Democrats or even Alaska. "Alaskans have every...addressing a real bill proposed by Senate Democrats that would have allowed Congress and...
My Turn: 'Big Money' is the winner

...election the button on the man's lapel could just as easily be a Democrat button), it wasn't until I got to reading political Congress."For example, Congressman John Sarbanes, a Democrat from Maryland, has introduced the Government by the People...
My Turn: It's a new day in Alaska politics

...the Walker-Mallott Transition Conference last weekend in Anchorage. It was truly an historic event to see Republicans and Democrats from across the state come together to help launch the new administration. Making a conscious effort to include differing...


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