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Alaska not included in new federal emission-cutting rule

...the announcement Monday that Alaska was not included in a new federal rule aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power...isolated infrastructures like Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam.The federal agency said it would determine how best to address emission...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-04/alaska-not-included-new-federal-emissio
State
William Sperling

...He was preceded in death by his brother Captain D.J. Sperling. Survivors include his older brother Harry Sperling of Federal Way, WA, and sister Mary Ely of Chico, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews living in Florida, Oregon, Utah, California...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175290837
Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

...a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting...Congress to end Planned Parenthood's federal payments.Longer term, GOP leaders are...should not protect Planned Parenthood's federal funds "just to protect some political...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-04/senate-blocks-gop-bill-halt-planned-p
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Senators vote to advance Planned Parenthood talks

JUNEAU - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan voted to advance for debate legislation that would halt federal aid to Planned Parenthood.The effort failed, falling seven votes shy of the threshold needed.Recently released videos secretly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-04/senators-vote-advance-planned-parenthoo
State
My Turn: Walker doesn't need approval to expand Medicaid

...those options in state statutes.Under federal law, Medicaid expansion is mandatory...distinguish between mandatory "required" federal Medicaid eligibility categories (AS 47.07.020(a)) and optional federal Medicaid eligibility categories (AS...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-04/my-turn-walker-doesnt-need-approval-e
Opinion
Murkowski staff to tour Southeast

...in Alaska by engaging in talks about federal policies and issues, according to a news...delivered to Murkowski, R-Alaska, and federal agencies as needed.Mobile office meetings...Friday, Aug. 14Wrangell Post Office112 Federal Way, Wrangell, AK 9992910 a.m...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-04/murkowski-staff-tour-southeast
Local
Empire Editorial: Happy birthday, U.S. Coast Guard

...tariff revenue - at the time the nation's leading source of federal revenue. The Revenue Cutter Service, as it was known, lasted...ended.Today, the Coast Guard is one of the most prominent federal government services in Alaska. Coast Guardsmen, ships, helicopters...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-04/empire-editorial-happy-birthday-us-co
Opinion
Meet the crew working behind the scenes

...Sandy Beach - and that's atop the office's normal work. In most weeks, that work is done from an anonymous office in the Federal Building, and it doesn't garner much attention.Indeed, if everything goes right, it shouldn't. Cmdr. James Houck...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-04/meet-crew-working-behind-scenes
Local
Comic Schumer, Sen. Schumer call for better gun control

...flawed background check system by creating monetary incentives for states that submit a robust amount of information to the federal database used to block sales to people with criminal records or a history of serious mental illness.Movie theater gunman...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-04/comic-schumer-sen-schumer-call-better
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Jeb Bush unveils border, immigration reform plan

...traffickers, are not new. Several are already employed by federal authorities and they largely mirror those Bush suggested in...Beyond the border, Bush said in his Monday proposal that the federal government must keep better track of foreign visitors, citing...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-04/jeb-bush-unveils-border-immigration-r
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