Polls show concern over transboundary mining, desire for action

...mining in shared transboundary watersheds. Forty-five percent said their vote for a member of Congress hinges on elected officials pushing for this seat at the table.? Sixty-five percent of British Columbians polled were less likely to support...
My Turn: Young Alaska in support of the PFD Voter Initiative

...better place. We recognize that the benefit of getting our PFD check comes with the responsibility of holding our elected officials accountable through civic participation. The PFD Voter Initiative can help turn this idea into a reality.In these...
My Turn: Alaskan are going to have to fight for it

...the real world.Oil companies put their ownership and compensation first, not public interests. Alaska public elected officials are supposed to do that, not deliver free capital to corporations.There can be no discussion of budget issues in...
Gunman kills 9 at Oregon college

...attacks from happening a few weeks or months later. He challenged voters wanting to confront the problem to vote for elected officials who will act.Police began receiving calls about a campus shooting at 10:38 a.m. The school has a single unarmed...
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Iowans who sought to draft Christie in 2011, back him again the George Washington Bridge scandal - and heavy competition. The primary race is packed with nationally known elected officials like Bush, the former Florida governor; Rubio, a Florida senator, and a number of popular outsiders, including...
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My Turn: The admission fee for living in paradise

...Don't tax me!" That's the message the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce and Concerned Juneau Seniors have for elected officials struggling with budget deficits. It's a chorus that'll be getting louder because new revenue is needed to keep...
Los Angeles panel proposes homelessness emergency, funds

...the past two years, officials announced they have decided enough is enough.Mayor Eric Garcetti and several other elected officials stood outside City Hall - a few feet from several homeless people dozing on a lawn - to announce they plan to declare...
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Businesses weigh in on state budget problems

...The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce in a draft letter addressed to Gov. Bill Walker and sent to the state's 62 elected officials said cuts to programs and services should be prioritized over new revenue streams such as taxes, according to the...
Labor Day picnic for union members, retirees and families

...given out.There will be BBQ, salads and other picnic foods. Live music will be provided by the Wristrockets. Elected officials and candidates will attend and meet with picnic-goers.For more information, call your union.
Kentucky clerks to license marriages as boss is jailed

...the clerk's office for 27 years before she was elected as a Democrat to succeed her mother in November. As an elected official, she can be removed only if the Legislature impeaches her, which is unlikely in a deeply conservative state.Former...
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