Syrian refugee policy takes focus in US 2016 politics

WASHINGTON - The bloody attacks in Paris are putting the Syrian refugee crisis at center stage in U.S. politics as migrants from that war-torn country surge toward the West and security concerns rise.GOP presidential contender Marco Rubio...
Nation and World
Polarized politics dictated Keystone call

...problems that require our leadership."Despite the corrosive politics, Keystone commanded the support of nine Senate Democrats when...decision based on facts. I think it's a decision based on politics," Heitkamp said.On the other side, Republicans who might...
Nation and World
Film on the Dauenhauers to be presented Friday

...Alaska Native communities, and includes biography, history, poetry, Tlingit music, Tlingit language, and the landscape and politics of Alaska. THe Daunehauers tell stories of their life and work, and share their personal archives.The film is part of an...
Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...immigration already a fraught issue on Capitol Hill and in the presidential campaign."Let us, as legislators rise above petty politics, rise above sectarian fears, rise above the underlying layer of xenophobia that often surfaces in this country at moments...
Nation and World
My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis

...our economy.Addressing the revenue side of the fiscal gap should not wait for a legislative session free of election year politics. After all, we elect our state leaders to make tough decisions in tough times, not just when it's politically convenient...
Voting is important

...can make a difference.""If you don't vote now, don't complain later."Nope, not talking city, state or national politics. This is the important stuff - sports!And yes, "voting matters," especially in the annual Alaska Sports Hall of Fame...
My Turn: Moving toward a true owner state structure and the way state budgets are funded has finally focused much needed attention on the "third rail" of Alaska politics - the Permanent Fund. Predictably, controversy surrounding it erupted immediately although, interestingly enough, supporters...
Myanmar army will keep privileges even with opposition win

...What's also known - even before the elections - is that regardless of the result the military involvement in this nation's politics would not end. Far from it.The military, which took power in a 1962 coup and brutally suppressed several pro-democracy...
Nation and World
Keystone backers eye Obama's successor to make the call

...project had nothing to do with presidential politics even though a delay could thrust the...the White House said "there might be politics at play" and Obama still intended to...sought to "shield this process from politics," but the president's many delays...
Nation and World
Half of black millennials know of police abuse

...The information, from the "Black Millennials in America" report issued by the Black Youth Project at the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, reflects starkly different attitudes among black, Latino, Asian and white millennials...
Nation and World


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback