Alaska Editorial: Forest management

...this concept.Meanwhile, Alaska should ensure that it's capable of administering any lands received from the federal government. Gutting the state timber offices - something that the Alaska Legislature was poised to do earlier this year...
Anchorage requests federal help to stop Spice crisis

...synthetic drugs.She said the city also reached out to the U.S. attorney's office in late August and thinks the federal government might have more power to go after Spice. But it's not clear yet if federal agencies will intervene.Anchorage...
Mass. college cancels sale of Native objects

...theology college has abandoned plans to sell off art from 52 Native tribes, including Tlingit and Haida items, as the federal government investigates.The Andover Newton Theological School could face penalties for quietly planning the sale of 80 Native...
Alaska mulls change to land auction procedures

...about $29,000.Each year, the state sells hundreds of parcels of land. Much of the property comes from the federal government or lots it already owns and many are in remote areas. In those sales, land is initially offered only to Alaska...
No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open

...before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open - but with no assurance there won't be yet another shutdown showdown in December.Democrats helped beleaguered...
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Groups seek end to all Arctic Ocean drilling sales in Arctic waters in 2016 and 2017.Both the Chukchi and the Beaufort seas could be included in the federal government's next five-year plan for offshore leases, which covers leasing through 2022.Environmental groups are also...
Government wants protection restored for Utah prairie dogs

...prairie dog rules, argued the federal government has no constitutional authority...Constitution doesn't allow the federal government to regulate animals found on...Benson's ruling in November. The federal government and animal rights groups contend...
Study: Twice as much trash put in landfills than estimated

WASHINGTON - Americans are sending more than twice as much trash to landfills as the federal government has estimated, according to a new study.It turns out that on average America tosses five pounds of trash per person per day...
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Walker exits 2016 race with harsh words for Trump

...havoc" on Washington. He vowed to take on unions as president, just as he did as governor, outlawing them for federal government workers.But the anti-union policy proposal fell flat; announced in the days before the second GOP debate...
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GOP leaders seek to avert shutdown over Planned Parenthood

...last night, Republicans in Congress want to defund Planned Parenthood. And they're willing to shut down the federal government to do it, no matter how bad that is for our country," said the Democratic front runner.So for now, GOP leaders...
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