APOC considers giving a bigger break to first-time politicos' mistakes

...state watchdog in charge of overseeing political fundraising is proposing changes to make things more forgiving to rookie politicians.On Thursday, the Alaska Public Offices Commission approved a first draft of regulations that waive fines for late or incomplete...
A China-Taiwan handshake, 66 years in the making

...of cameras clicked on and on.You could endlessly try to parse the moment. What did it mean that Ma kept up his brightest politician smile as Xi started to look bored? Why did Ma keep Xi's hand pulled so close?But the men wanted no other news. Even...
Nation and World
My Turn: Career politicians don't govern for the good of the people

...D-Bethel, because "right or wrong, politicians worry about their careers first...legislator. So more often than not these politicians aren't seriously challenged on Election...good thing for our democracy.Career politicians are also weakening the constitutional...
Fairbanks politicians warned for violating 'billboard law'

FAIRBANKS - Politicians in Fairbanks and the rest of the state are receiving letters warning them to keep campaign signs compliant with the billboard law...
Ellis: Narcan bill means 'life or death'

...instantly reverse an opiod overdose if administered during the overdose.SB23 has garnered huge amounts of support from local politicians, health officials and community activists - all of whom are looking toward Narcan to help stem the recent spike of heroin-related...
State | Local | AK legislature
Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's new prime minister

...history.His father served as prime minister from 1968 to 1984 with a short interruption and remains one of the few Canadian politicians known in other countries."I think of my father and how pleased he must be that Canada so firmly came together around an...
Nation and World
Coastal subsistence study: The faces behind the findings

...experiences and history are sharing their knowledge with the inheritors of this region, the next generation of subsistence users, politicians, land managers, researchers and mentors.RR: Do you have anything else to add that has not been covered in the conversation...
Alaska appeals abortion funding decision

...right to make the pregnancy decision that is best for her and her family," she said in a statement. "For far too long, politicians in Alaska have tried to sidestep women's constitutional rights. By appealing this decision, the state is compromising...
India clamping down on critics, activist groups

NEW DELHI - It takes courage to accuse a powerful politician - a man who would go on to become India's prime minister - of encouraging riots against a minority. Police officer Sanjiv Bhatt...
Nation and World
My Turn: Our search for villains and heroes

...hypocrite."Jessica Valenti at The Guardian separated the message from the messenger though. "It's fantastic to see a male politician prioritize his family life as he considers a national position of power," she wrote, before concluding, "let's point...


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