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Begich meets with VA official

...plans to visit Alaska to see firsthand the needs of veterans living in rural parts of the state. Begich spokeswoman Julie Hasquet says Shinseki met Wednesday with the Alaska Democrat, who is a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Hasquet...
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Senator seeks Alaska subsistence review

...constitutional amendment guaranteeing a rural subsistence preference. Begich says the system is failing. His spokeswoman, Julie Hasquet, says there are "too many levels of management that are not coordinated." Begich notes that Interior Secretary...
Regional News
Alaska delegation split on 'don't ask, don't tell'

...a policy change, however, would take not take effect until the Pentagon completes a study on its ramifications. Julie Hasquet, spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, said the Democrat supports the approach, saying the Defense Department...
USPS still looking at Douglas closure

...Since then, 25 post offices that are off the road system have been removed from the closure consideration list, said Julie Hasquet, Begich's press secretary. Still on the list evidently are Douglas and four other post offices, and customers...
No issue with mayor's pay with the outgoing mayor to ensure a smooth hand-off. Mystrom said he understood it was standard procedure. Julie Hasquet, spokeswoman for Sen. Mark Begich, who was mayor from 2003 to 2009, said Begich did not take transition pay. The...
Alaska delegation divided on health reform

...supports the health reform bill that passed the Senate on Christmas Eve with a supermajority 60 votes," spokeswoman Julie Hasquet told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. The White House has called for action on the broad health care legislation...
Anchorage audit faults former mayor, assembly

...attended the funeral of the man he defeated in the 2008 U.S. Senate race, Ted Stevens. Begich's press secretary, Julie Hasquet, released a statement afterward that said the report makes it clear that hysterical allegations of misconduct or violations...
16 inches of snow fall in parts of Anchorage

...The department was averaging a disabled call every six minutes and a collision every 10 minutes, Honeman said. Julie Hasquet, spokeswoman for the municipality of Anchorage, said libraries and recreation facilities would close early because...
Senator, congressman receive suspicious packages at Alaska offices; 1 building evacuated

...not immediately confirm. The incidents were first reported by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Begich spokeswoman Julie Hasquet said a staff member in Fairbanks began to open a box sent by priority and powder spilled out. The staffer was following...
Despite no layoffs, Alaska to get layoff prevention money

...providing $23.5 million to Alaska School Districts preventing imminent layoffs of educators." A Begich spokeswoman, Julie Hasquet, said she couldn't identify where in Alaska those layoffs might be happening. "The National Education Association...


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