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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...was diligently working with federal officials to monitor any possible threats...administration is continuing to work with federal officials and await guidance as "they...efforts to accept refugees until federal officials fully review security procedures...
Nation and World
Refugee quandary: Immigrant legacy versus 9/11-era fears

...had bucked many fellow Republican leaders by embracing the initiative, said he was suspending the welcome until federal officials reviewed security procedures and clearances.Christie, interviewed by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, said...
Nation and World
Walker downsizes state's Washington office

...and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, along with cabinet members, will fill the void in lobbying efforts and outreach to federal officials. Walker anticipates the downsizing of the office will save about $400,000 a year.There were initially five...
My Turn: Best way to advance AKLNG is together

...alignment we have built at the federal level for the AKLNG is critical, and as we saw at the roundtable of senior federal officials I convened in Anchorage this spring, this project is a national priority.Taking advantage of that momentum will...
US official: Congress shouldn't control tribal recognition

...Montana's Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians have waited years or decades for a decision.Since the recent changes, federal officials announced recognition for yet another group, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe of Virginia, but the matter remains unsettled...
Are gun violence researchers becoming an endangered species?

...surveys or on what limited data has been collected on guns and on gun-related injuries and deaths.As state and federal officials debate gun laws or violence prevention programs, it's often not clear how well they'll work. To answer such...
Nation and World
Officials eye eroding village as relocation model

...including Hurricane Katrina-ravaged New Orleans. Still, Alaska officials are hoping their proposal catches the eye of federal officials."We think we have a very compelling story to tell," said Sally Russell Cox, a state planner who worked on the...
Alaska Editorial: Slaughter of two dozen animals for ivory a callous, cowardly act

...Cape Lisburne highlights, the walruses have reason to fear such disturbances. A resident in the area contacted federal officials after discovering 25 walruses - half of them babies - that appeared to have been shot and left to rot on the shoreline...
Federal officials investigate walrus deaths

ANCHORAGE - Two groups of Pacific walrus have been found dead along the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska. One incident is the subject of a criminal investigation. The other has been blamed on natural causes.
Emergency listing sought for Prince of Wales Island wolves

...Alaska Conservation Community and The Boat Co. in July petitioned state and federal officials to cancel sanctioned hunting and trapping.State and federal officials in August instead approved a quota of nine wolves to be legally harvested. The...


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