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My Turn: Threats about Iran damages our nation's trustworthiness

...three members the European Union, which would have put its nuclear program under international inspections. Their chief negotiator with the EU was Hassan Rouhani, who is now their president. But Bush rejected the Iranian offers both times. Sullivan should...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-17/my-turn-threats-about-iran-damages-ou
Opinion
A year after kidnap of schoolgirls, hope fades

...Cameroon.Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, claimed they had converted to Islam and been married off to his fighters.A negotiator said that at least three died in the early days, from a snake bite, malaria and dysentery. Then, Jonathan refused to negotiate...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/year-after-kidnap-schoolgirls-hope-fa
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White House OKs Congress' say on an Iran agreement

...to submit any pact with Iran to Congress.International negotiators are trying to reach a deal blocking Iran's path toward...administration assured me that the reworked bill would preserve our negotiators' ability to do their jobs," said Sen. Chris Murphy...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/white-house-oks-congress-say-iran-agr
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House Democrats, Walker see Medicaid expansion as priority

...with cuts to education made in the Senate version of the budget. Those differences are being hashed out by House and Senate negotiators in a conference committee.Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, said he thinks there's consensus within the Democratic-led...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/house-democrats-walker-see-medicaid-exp
State
House panel advances bill to nix state employee pay raises

...brought up the topic of the state's oil tax law, which he has argued needs to be revisited. Meanwhile, House and Senate negotiators are working to reconcile differences in the versions of the budget that passed each chamber. Leslie Ridle, a deputy commissioner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/house-panel-advances-bill-nix-state-emp
State
End of session news guide

...legislators and Walker want to stretch those reserves as long as possible.One of the more contentious issues as House and Senate negotiators work to reach agreement on the state operating budget appears to be education funding.The House agreed with Walker's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/end-session-news-guide
State | AK legislature
Three things to watch

...said.If the House does not agree to the budget that passes the Senate, the bill will go to a conference committee, where negotiators will work to reach a compromise.The budget is one thing to watch for this week. Here are two others: School fundraisersThe...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-30/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature
GOP tries to undercut nuclear deal with Iran

...letter from 47 GOP senators marked an unusually public and aggressive attempt to undermine Obama and five world powers as negotiators try to strike an initial deal by the end of March to limit Iran's nuclear programs.Republicans say a deal would be insufficient...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-10/gop-tries-undercut-nuclear-deal-iran
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Senate panel restores some funding for university system

...recommendations will be considered as Senate Finance drafts its version of the state operating budget. If there are differences between the Senate and House versions, those likely will be ironed out by House and Senate negotiators.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/senate-panel-restores-some-funding-univ
State
Pope Francis at 2-year mark

...American pope has said global warming is "mostly" man-made, and that he hopes his document will encourage climate change negotiators meeting in Paris later this year to take "courageous" decisions.That has thrilled environmentalists but alarmed religious...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/pope-francis-2-year-mark
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