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...President George Washington signed a measure establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs, forerunner of the Department of State.In 1861, Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan took command of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War...
My Turn: Dan Sullivan: An Alaska Marine

...for temporarily leaving Alaska to serve our country in the active Marine Corps, in the White House and at the Department of State under Secretary Condoleezza Rice. I have a message for Begich and his friends: Dan Sullivan isn't a "tourist...
For director Maynard-Losh, 'Treasure Island' marks a homecoming

...seeing the transformational power of theater in people's lives."This December, with the backing of the US Department of State, Maynard-Losh and her team will travel to Croatia to work with physically-disabled teenagers, and in January...
Protesters climb Oregon Capitol dome, hang sign

...acres of the forest, the sale of which would generate $25.2 million for Oregon schools.In June, the Oregon Department of State Lands recommended a smaller sale of 2,714 acres to cover maintenance costs for the forest. That proposed sale...
Local teen invited to train at Bolshoi Academy in Moscow

...Moscow was funded through a National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship, operated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in cooperation with American Councils for International Education...
Togo tales: US electoral admiration in Africa

...the tiny West African nation of Togo. I have been living here for the past four months through the United States Department of State English Language Fellowship, working on teacher training projects throughout the country. Surprisingly, I have...
Local dancer Maire New receives scholarship to study in Moscow

...New has been selected for a National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship, funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and operated through the New York-based Russian American Foundation...
TSA flouts the law on body scanners

...has a discretionary budget larger than that of the entire federal judiciary and a staff larger than those of the Departments of State, Labor, Energy, Education, and Housing and Urban Development combined. This supposed lack of capacity has...
Report: Texas vets dying young at alarming rate

...results are nevertheless meaningful. The newspaper's findings are also echoed by broad data compiled by the Texas Department of State Health Services that indicate elevated levels of suicide and overdose among veterans under the age of 35.VA officials...
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Foreigners grabbing too many jobs

...time to put a stop to wages earned in Alaska being spent overseas. The Bureau of Consular Affairs in the U.S. Department of State issues J-1 student visas. Applicants are encouraged to study in the U.S., "to teach or do research at institutions...


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