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End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm can't start their own boys' program - one that will teach the same things," she said.Brad Daw, a Republican legislator in Utah who's been involved in Scouting since he was 11, said he was disheartened by the BSA vote to allow...
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'The conversation we're stuck with'

...system, and emergency mental health services have been bolstered. But Deeds and his allies are frustrated that Republican legislators have blocked the state from expanding Medicaid, a step which would enable large numbers of low-income people...
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My Turn: Open discussion needed on oil taxation

...The retort that we simply want to "return to ACES" ignores production tax and incentive bills Democratic and Republican legislators have proposed.Some say we narrowly voted to keep this law last election, but we voted in the low-turnout primary...
Paying for healthcare

...simultaneously and even more importantly reduce unnecessary suffering. I can only speculate that the more conservative Republican legislators want to make sure we the people really "get" how serious the budget deficit is. I'm pretty sure we get it...
Column: The 'rest of the story' on federal subsidies insurance exchange will effectively destroy the law's individual mandate. That won't upset any loyal Republican legislator. The majority of constituents in their districts probably want Congress to repeal Obamacare. It'll give them...
My Turn: Sen. Begich serves with distinction

...the infamous "Corrupt Bastards Club" scandal that included indictments and jail sentences for a group of Republican legislators, lobbyists and high ranking officials. If there is any loss, regret, or guilt Ms. Simpson feels, it should...
My Turn: Facts and rhetoric on oil tax reform

...Fischer, Independent and Democratic Gubernatorial candidates Byron Mallott and Bill Walker, Democratic and Republican legislators, former Mayors Jim Whittaker (R-Fairbanks) and Jack Roderick (D-Anchorage) and others - for speaking...
At 81, Rep. Bob Lynn is Alaska's oldest lawmaker

...the 1950s who also served in the Vietnam War at a radar installation. "I don't know what happened."The Republican legislator from Anchorage's lower Hillside is the oldest legislator in Alaska statehood history, according to Legislative...
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My Turn: Don't let Legislature fool Alaskans again

...lobbyist seeking support for legislation to do just that. Is Pruitt really unaware that one in four current Republican legislators voted to gut the 2002 bill in 2003? He is being disingenuous, at best, when he dismisses valid concerns of...
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...leverage in Juneau has never been greater. Two Republican legislators who are oil industry executives ignored ethical...expose the Corrupt Bastards Club. A few dirty Republican legislators were sent to jail, some slipped charges and...


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