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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...Hutchinson, a former undersecretary of the federal Department of Homeland Security, said he doesn't believe the United States...full review of the process by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security."INDIANA (18)Republican Gov. Mike Pence...
Nation and World
Bethel asks governor to declare emergency after school fire

...contained asbestos. Bethel needs to hire certified crews to clear the debris.City Manager Ann Capela and the Department of Homeland Security drafted the declaration. She said the fire is an opportunity for the city to consider amendments to its municipal...
US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016

...Syrian migrants to the U.S. would be referred by the U.N. refugee agency, screened by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and resettled around the country."This step is in keeping with America's best tradition as a land of...
Nation and World
GOP leaders seek to avert shutdown over Planned Parenthood

...16-day partial government shutdown over health care two years ago and a failed attempt this year to use a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to reverse Obama's moves easing the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants living...
Nation and World
Mobile team to tackle complaints about unfair no-fly listings

...Muslims with no ties to terrorism have had similar issues in Minnesota, and on Sunday, a mobile team from the Department of Homeland Security will visit Minneapolis in an effort to resolve their concerns as quickly as possible.It's an idea borne...
Nation and World
Preparing for the worst

...working a late shift with no one to feed the dog and kids. Disasters come in all shapes and sizes.With the Department of Homeland Security's National Preparedness Month already underway, Juneau is stepping in the game today with its third biennial...
Coast Guard anticipates high-tech future with Arctic center

ANCHORAGE - The Department of Homeland Security has launched a new research and development center in Alaska, looking to a future in which sophisticated algorithms will help...
Obama supports expanded icebreaker fleet

...icebreakers. But the agencies whose budgets would potentially be affected - the Coast Guard, the Navy and the Department of Homeland Security - have squabbled over who should pay. This may be where the president's support can be most helpful. As...
3 people missing after several landslides in Sitka

...being able to reach their homes or leave their neighborhood, said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.Longtime Sitka resident Nolan Simpson said he toured parts of town and saw one...
State | Local
Updated: Sitka landslide debris too unstable for search efforts

...additional people in harm's way and compound the problem," said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.Cloud cover over the mountain also slowed the effort by preventing an aerial view...


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