My Turn: Murkowski on Arctic ignorance: Let it go!

...Kingdom, Germany and India. The presence of, and increasing interest by, these observers should be a clear indication of the promise held in the Arctic and why the U.S. should be interested and engaged in the Arctic Council. Because of a reduced polar...
Building a bridge to a better Juneau

...encouraged to share foods, dress, regalia or artifacts representing their racial or cultural heritage. Walker said the menu promises to be good, with foods from the South of the U.S. to Polynesia and Norway. They hope to be joined by friends and community...
New bill promises Alaska a share of Arctic oil revenue

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is trying once again to get Alaska a share of oil and gas revenue from federal waters off its coast. Last week, she introduced the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale Act to the Senate.
Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall reduce their support for the Sunni extremists.But the pledge met immediate skepticism from Sunnis, given that similar promises after Islamic State militants seized the northern city of Mosul last summer were barely implemented.It also met quick resistance...
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China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

...agreements betrays a harsh truth: that the actual enforcement of labor provisions of past U.S. FTAs lags far behind the promises," concluded a report this week by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a vocal critic of Obama's trade efforts.Administration...
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 18, 2015

...competent people has been compromised.Thumbs up to Alaska's share. Last week, Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill that promises to give Alaska a share of the revenue from oil drilling in federal waters. Since statehood, Alaska has not received anything...
Investigators unsure anything struck train

...Trenton, New Jersey, to New York, praised Amtrak for restoring service so swiftly."My biggest takeaway was the under-promise and over-deliver and the surprise of having it come back this morning when that wasn't expected," said Carberry, of...
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Facing $1B deficit, Arizona limits welfare

...mothers and parents with kids."Former President Bill Clinton signed the block grant law in 1997, making good on a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it." The federal government still requires states to make sure recipients have a job, are looking...
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Rainy Day Reads: Let books take you place. No, really.

...maps, lots of maps, and photos, charts, historical anecdotes and practical information for your own trip.But in their promise to relive the book, have they bitten off more than they can chew? "Riddle of the Sands" opens with a shopping list for...
My Turn: SB 21 raiding Alaska's savings

...nothing.While a review of state spending is important, the bigger problem lies in our naive gullibility when we hear deceptive promises of "jobs" and "more oil" in exchange for our statutory ownership of, and regulatory authority over, our resources. Please...


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