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Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley

...name is appropriate and there is no reason to change it.House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) and Rep. Bob Gibbs, both Ohio Republicans, also oppose the decision, with Gibbs calling it a political stunt insulting to all Ohioans.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/ohio-gov-kasich-opposes-changing-name-m
State
White House: Alaska's Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

...to choose between health care and bankruptcy."Expansion prioritizes "the health of the state's citizens over narrow political interests," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, who is traveling in Alaska with President Barack Obama.Messages...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/white-house-alaskas-medicaid-expansion-
State
Obama heading up melting glacier in dramatic push on climate

...oil prices are hitting Alaska hard. The blow is compounded by the high cost of energy in the state. Alaska leaders of all political stripes have implored Obama to open up more areas to drilling to alleviate a $3.5 billion budget deficit that has triggered...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/obama-heading-melting-glacier-dramatic-
State
Jewell: Denali name change is final

...said U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat whose district includes McKinley's hometown.The mountain's name became a political issue in 1975 when Alaska Gov. Jay Hammond and the Alaska Legislature passed a measure calling for the U.S. Board on Geographic...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-31/jewell-denali-name-change-final
Local
From Mount McKinley to Mount Denali

...and invited his colleagues to join him to try to block what he called Obama's "constitutional overreach."Other Ohio political leaders were not as adamant but expressed their disappointment in the change. Q: HOW LONG HAVE ALASKA AND OHIO BEEN AT ODDS...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/mount-mckinley-mount-denali
State
Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper's potential bid for president.West claimed he would run for president while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday.White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says of the announcement that he looks "forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat." Earnest was traveling aboard Air Force One with the president to Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-31/kanye-2020-white-house-welcomes-rapp
Regional News
Fairbanks politicians warned for violating 'billboard law'

...the billboard law.The law prohibits political signs on property along state-maintained...legitimate for people to present their political preferences from their own property...Borough Mayor. "I sort of feel that political opinion is a personal free speech right...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/fairbanks-politicians-warned-violating-
State
My Turn: Is Murkowski voting her conscience on the Iran deal?

...may also be part of her reelection strategy to stay to the political right and avoid a serious primary challenge next August...really stands for. But to be fair to her, these are the same political gymnastics many candidates have to play when seeking reelection...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-30/my-turn-murkowski-voting-her-conscien
Opinion
Obama to walk fine line on climate, energy

...leaders emphasized the need for more energy development and urged Obama not to exploit the state's stunning scenery for political purposes. Sen. Dan Sullivan warned that any national or ocean monument designations "will go over like a lead balloon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/obama-walk-fine-line-climate-energy
State
My Turn: Sullivan: President must experience 'real' Alaska through its people

...something I'm reminded of every day while representing Alaska in the U.S. Senate: Most Alaskans' hopes and dreams transcend political ideologies. We all want what's best for our families and communities now and for generations to come. We all want to live...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-sullivan-president-must-exper
Opinion

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