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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...background checks on any Syrian refugees coming into the U.S.PENNSYLVANIA (119)Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said his administration will keep working with the federal government to properly screen and resettle Syrian refugees in the state.RHODE...
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Familiar face becomes APFC pope

...I don't see any issue," she said. "I don't see any issues about working with Gov. (Bill) Walker and his administration."Rodell will be confronted with a series of serious issues. As the state faces a multibillion-dollar gap between...
Obama, Putin clash on Syria's future

...nations that believe "might makes right," and sought instead to highlight the benefits of diplomacy. He touted his administration's efforts to restore ties with Cuba after a half-century freeze and the completion of a nuclear accord with...
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Cruz blames prez for climate of violence against police

...blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long vilified law enforcement.His unsparing appraisal came in an Associated Press interview between campaign...
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Obama to walk fine line on climate, energy

...that show he's cautiously navigating the competing environmental and energy interests at play. A few weeks ago, his administration gave Royal Dutch Shell a final permit to drill into oil-bearing rock off Alaska's northwest coast for the first...
Medicaid moves forward

...During his campaign for governor, Bill Walker pledged that Medicaid expansion would be a "day one" decision for his administration. It turned out to be more complicated. The governor first sought to push the matter through the Alaska Legislature...
My Turn: Sullivan: President must experience 'real' Alaska through its people

...beliefs about how to grow the economy and the role of the federal government in our lives.And I believe that many of his administration's actions - including the consistent usurpation of Congress' powers through issuing executive orders and locking...
My Turn: Obama's visit to the arctic

...the President's recent track record in Alaska.Over the past six-and-a-half-years, President Obama and his Administration have aggressively pushed to make good on a 2008 campaign promise to "fundamentally change the United States of...
My Turn: Taking a stand for a balanced government

...The governor has refused to be checked by tough questions - questions that will impact Alaska's fiscal future. His administration refuses to be counter-balanced by a deliberative committee process that would focus on smart reforms, learn from...
LCCC inmate dies as Walker announces corrections review

...the State Medical Examiner's office in Anchorage for an autopsy.On Monday, Gov. Bill Walker announced that his administration is beginning an in-depth review of the corrections department's policies and safety measures.Walker assistant...


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