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Senate keeps pot edibles on the table

In a rare upset, most Senate Republicans voted against one of their own to smoke out a measure that...concentrates, need to be protected.After a long debate, all Republicans except for Kelly and Sens. John Coghill, R-North Pole...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-31/senate-keeps-pot-edibles-table
State | AK legislature
GOP tries to undercut nuclear deal with Iran

...to limit Iran's nuclear programs.Republicans say a deal would be insufficient and...leader Harry Reid spoke out, saying Republicans were driven by animosity toward Obama...president."Let's be very clear: Republicans are undermining our commander-in-chief...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-10/gop-tries-undercut-nuclear-deal-iran
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Study: Conservatives say they're happy, but liberals show it

...which looked at how Democrats and Republicans differ in positive language in speeches...positive words for every negative and Republicans used 11.5 positive words per negative...technique in psychology. Democrats and Republicans had similar smiles around the mouth...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/study-conservatives-say-theyre-happy-
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How spending became an American way of life

...result of the spend-without-taxing policies practiced by Republicans. This isn't the only aspect where Reinbold's argument...they needed. Such spending was encouraged by Democrats and Republicans alike because it kept the economy rolling along. This mirage...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-20/how-spending-became-american-way-life
Opinion
Congress should support, not sabotage, talks with Iran

...talks with Iran fail, upstaging the Commander in Chief.This is disrespectful, dangerous and insanely reckless. These Republicans should be held accountable.The chance presented by the Iranian talks is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to resolve...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-15/congress-should-support-not-sabotage-
Letters
Reinbold booted from caucus

...I'm not crazy about, but I will continue to work, because we're only halfway through the process."No matter whether Republicans or Democrats are dominating the House or the Senate, the majority is always expected to vote together on the budget, Chenault...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-16/reinbold-booted-caucus
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Alaska should require genetically engineered foods to be labeled

...co-sponsors of the bill, Rep. Scott Kawasaki and House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, but the bill has yet to see any support from Republicans.We'd like to see HB 92 gain some traction because consumers have a right to know, and resources like our salmon deserve...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-15/empire-editorial-alaska-should-requir
Opinion
My Turn: The letter that shouldn't have been sent

...which would have introduced new sanctions on Iran in the midst of negotiations. He was joined by 17 other Democrats and 42 Republicans, including Murkowski.Just as they have now, Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry blasted the Senate for interfering...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-13/my-turn-letter-shouldnt-have-been-sen
Opinion
Panel takes Medicaid expansion items from department budget

...items related to Medicaid expansion from the Alaska health department's budget, despite objections of minority Democrats.Republicans on the subcommittee, comprised of House Finance Committee members, repeated their desire for Gov. Bill Walker to introduce...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items-de
State
Alaska delegation splits on Homeland Security funding

...while Sen. Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young voted against. All three are Republicans.Homeland Security funding has been a hot issue in Congress, as Republicans in the House of Representatives have unsuccessfully tried to tie that funding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-04/alaska-delegation-splits-homeland-secur
State

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