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Murkowski talks mines, deficit

...mines?A: Right after (the Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach in August), I sent another letter to (U.S. Secretary of State John) Kerry, saying this has happened, we need the state department to be looking to this to elevate it to a panel...
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Mount Polley report: Two dams expected to fail every 10 years

...matter. Lawmakers including Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young and former Sen. Mark Begich have sent letters to Secretary of State John Kerry; Begich, before he lost the election, was planning to hold a congressional hearing on the matter inviting...
Photo: Seward on the move

...are now being packed and moved to the vault in the new State Library, Archives and Museum building. Seward, as Secretary of State for President Abraham Lincoln negotiated to buy Alaska from Russia for a price of $7.2 million in 1867.
Sullivan's win adds to GOP's Senate sweep

...of office and allowed the GOP to seize control of the Senate.Sullivan, a Marine Corps reservist and assistant secretary of State under President George W. Bush, defeated U.S. Sen. Mark Begich as part of a wave of victories by Republicans...
Group aims to legalize marijuana use in California

...recreational marijuana use in California.The Marijuana Policy Project will file paperwork Wednesday with the California secretary of state's office for a new committee that aims to put a pot legalization measure on the November 2016 state ballot, the...
Alaska Senate race may help reset balance of power

...Sullivan also got an unexpected call for his old boss, former President George W. Bush. Sullivan was an assistant secretary of state in the Bush administration.In recent days, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney...
My Turn: We can do better

...In 2006, while still on active duty in the Marines, Dan was nominated by President Bush to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs. In that role he led and managed a 200-employee team within the State...
Off the Beaten Path: Notes from the transboundary're interested in adding your two cents for our salmon, Salmon Without Borders suggests sending letters "to Secretary of State John Kerry requesting that the U.S. Department of State refer the issue of mining and transboundary watersheds...
Analysis: In Senate battle, GOP's weapon is Obama

...if she voted for a president whose nominating convention she attended two years ago. At a debate last week, the secretary of state wrapped her refusal in lofty principle, citing a "constitutional right for privacy at the ballot box."After...
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...Sen. Tim Johnson's retirement created an open seat, Democrat Rick Weiland helped carry signed petitions to the Secretary of State's office to get the minimum wage issue on the ballot. His GOP opponent, former Gov. Mike Rounds, opposes it...


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