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State Department plans Arctic representative

...convergence of almost every national priority in the most rapidly changing region on the face of the earth."State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Friday said she had no personnel announcements to make, but she might soon.Begich, a Democrat...
Native American groups seek child welfare probe

...response regarding the allegations."We have received the letter and are reviewing the request," Justice Department spokeswoman Dena W. Iverson said in an email.Native children are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system...
Planned Parenthood suing over Alaska abortion regulation

...Alaska Department of Health and Social Services who proposed the regulations, and the department.A health department spokeswoman said Streur had not seen the lawsuit and would not comment until he has reviewed it with the Department of Law...
Drainage slows on lake formed by avalanche a rate of 5 inches per hour under the avalanche and through an abandoned rail tunnel, said Transportation Department spokeswoman Hannah Blankenship. By Wednesday, the lake had receded to a length of 1,500 feet and water was no longer...
Pakistani activists accuse outed US spy of murder

...and Taliban militants based in Pakistan who are outside the reach of American soldiers.In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki declined comment about the political party's letter or demands. She described "a strong ongoing...
China says it monitored 2 US B-52 bombers in its airspace

...before returning to their base, adding the aircraft encountered no problems.The bomber flights came after State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said China's move appeared to be an attempt to change the status quo in the East China Sea."This...
2008 Alaska safe haven law has never been used

...emergency medical service providers or police officers up to 21 days after birth.Susan Morgan, a health department spokeswoman, said the state publicized the law with public service announcements and advertisements.
News Round-up: Police work to identify man suspected of enticing student

...skidded on wet grass and struck a trailer in Switzer Village in the 6500 block of Glacier Highway.Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said it appears the damage was limited to outside siding of the trailer and to the vehicle. The...
FBI: Chinese Consulate fire set intentionally

...the target of demonstrations.U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said it was too early to judge whether...flames were under control within minutes, fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.The fire caused serious...
Nations jockey for Arctic position

...administration expects to release an implementation plan for our Arctic strategy in the coming months," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. "We recognize that preparing for increasing human activity in the Arctic will require investment...


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