One month on, wreck of tugboat Challenger isn't moving anytime soon

...far as handling the problem," said Rob Edwardson of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.Edwardson was talking about R.D. Robinson, a Douglas artist best-known for his work at the Shrine of St. Therese and the stonework in front of the Island...
California may allow inmate firefighters with violent pasts

...provided at the AP's request. Officials said the rate is much lower than in higher-security prisons.State Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, a former parole commissioner, said it is "unconscionable" to add to the risk by using inmates with a history of...
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John Boehner's here to stay, for now, with nothing to lose

...ascension of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California.What are they going to do...know what to do," Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, a Boehner ally, said of the House...end of October, but if Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, won't agree to replace him...
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Officials: CIA-backed Syrian rebels under Russian blitz

...know their targets, and they have a sophisticated capacity to understand the battlefield situation," said Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., who serves on the House Intelligence Committee and was careful not to confirm a classified program. "They are bombing...
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Meet the Nomeite in charge of Alaska's elections

...and worked as a staffer in the Alaska Legislature for Sen. Bert Sharp, R-Fairbanks. After Sharp retired in 1998, she was a staffer for Senate President Drue Pearce, R-Anchorage. "Really, it was an opportunity for me to get my foot in the...
Ferry system cuts terminal positons

...going to have some challenges keeping the Alaska Marine Highway System in good financial position," said Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka.Stedman said he is concerned there doesn't appear to be a clear plan for how to manage the marine highway system while...
With Hindu party leading India, beef grows political

...ensure that upcoming Muslim marriages went ahead without incident.___Associated Press writers Nirmala George and Rishabh R. Jain contributed to this report.___Follow Tim Sullivan on Twitter at
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Police & Fire for Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

...transported to the Bartlett Regional Hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries. One of the drivers, 51-year-old Wayne R. Martin, was cited for failing to yield after a stop.? At 1:45 a.m. Thursday, JPD investigated a car crash where a...
Young not in running for Speaker of the House

...obligations," Shuckerow said.On Thursday morning, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California and the House majority leader) - presumptive successor to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) - announced he will not stand for the speakership. The surprise...
McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker," remarked Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., one of those discussed. He held...earlier this week by Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., asserting that any candidate...December 1998, when Rep. Bob Livingston, R-La., astonished Washington by suddenly...
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