...according to government figures. And despite the government's promises after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January to block and prevent...Syria, a number that has climbed steadily despite government promises to make blocking departures a priority. The numbers of departures...
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In tougher tests, Juneau students beat state average standards" according to a tough new grading scale, Alaska Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said the low marks show promise and were on par with his expectations."If they weren't (low) I would question, 'Did we really raise the bar...
Black students complain of casual racism

...Michigan, said the Missouri case has emboldened them to take a harder stance against administrators if they don't keep their promises.Holloway, the Virginia Commonwealth student, said she used to try to ignore subtler instances of racism. But she has decided...
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Done deal: Walker signs bill buying out TransCanada's share of pipeline

...through a vote of the Legislature and necessary to keep the state running as long as there is an annual deficit.While AKLNG promises billions in revenue, it isn't expected to begin construction until the end of the decade and even the most optimistic estimates...
State | AK legislature
Afghans swell migrant tide as they flee war, unemployment

...Ashraf Ghani, an American-educated technocrat whose daughter is an artist in New York. But Ghani has yet to deliver on promises of peace and jobs."I have tried very hard to stay here in Afghanistan, but I cannot." Hossaini said at a garden cafe...
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Pipeline plan passes

...moving forward.With a 39-0 vote, the Alaska House approved spending $161.25 million to advance the AKLNG project, which promises to bring natural gas from the North Slope to an export terminal at Cook Inlet.Much of that figure will be used to end the...
State | AK legislature
Schools in jeopardy

...effects sure to be felt by the rural communities that live and die by their ability to attract families to the area with the promise of a school.Elizabeth Nudelman, the finance director for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, said...
State | Local | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Sturgeon case vital for Alaska's sovereignty

...National Park System.Alaskans must hope the justices read the language as Congress intended. If not, the Last Frontier, with its promise of freedom and expanse, will lose a little more of itself to the multitudinous pages of a rulebook.
House votes to keep highway spending level, ignores warnings

...the first major bill on the House floor since Rep. Paul Ryan became speaker, and it reflected the Wisconsin Republican's promise to give rank-and-file lawmakers greater clout in shaping legislation - something they complained they lacked under Speaker...
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GOP faces chaos it hoped to avoid

...the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party entered a period of intense self-reflection and emerged with a firm promise to learn from its mistakes.The GOP vowed to avoid a prolonged and vicious 2016 primary. It concluded it must embrace an...
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