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Officials crack down on insurance 'discount plans'

...licensed to sell insurance in the state, but bogus plans are becoming more common. A study by the U.S. General Accounting Office released in 2004 says 144 phony health insurers sold more than 200,000 policies in the United States between...
Alaska authorities dispute GAO call for oil cleanup standards

...century," Pat Pourchot, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, said in a letter to the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress. But the GAO said businesses face potential cleanup costs of $2.7 billion...
Continuing erosion threatens majority of Alaska villages

...from erosion and flooding, and, like Shishmaref, they are preparing to relocate, according to the U.S. General Accounting Office's December 2003 study of Alaska Native villages affected by flooding and erosion. With most of Alaska's...
Outside editorial: Bush plan hardly the road to forest progress

...other infrastructure to open up areas for logging than they ever get back from timber sales in those areas. The General Accounting Office has estimated that the timber sales program is a net loss to taxpayers of $330 million per year. The rule...
What Cheney fears

...vice president's office continues to refuse General Accounting Office requests for a breakdown of the costs incurred...counsel, met at the Justice Department with General Accounting Office officials, but the meeting went nowhere. On...
Surplus is down because spending is up

...sugar industry receives billions of dollars more in price supports than its sugar is worth, according to the General Accounting Office. ... Stuff like this continues because lobbyists grease the palms of politicians with contributions. Stories...
Authorities find holes in Sea-Tac security

...Average annual turnover among Sea-Tac screeners is about 140 percent, according to a 1999 study by Congress' General Accounting Office. "Increasing pay is one of the single most effective ways to reduce turnover," Miguel Contreras, a former...
Shemya testing bypassed in defense plan

...nonintegrated foreign and U.S. missile launches likely will provide usable radar test subjects, they said. The General Accounting Office, Congress' investigatory arm, said in a report released Tuesday that the military should establish an integrated...
This Day in History

...the Navy. In 1955, actor James Dean was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, Calif. In 1998, the General Accounting Office reported that Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and his predecessor, Robert Fiske, had spent more than $40...
Alaska Digest

...of millions of dollars and Congress should decide the best course of action, according to a study from the General Accounting Office. The GAO study gave no complete estimates for relocating Shishmaref, Kivalina, Koyukuk and Newtok, but said...


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