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NTSB: Amtrak engineer wasn't talking, texting

...they have not eliminated some others such as the use of an app, NTSB board member Bella Dinh-Zarr said at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on train safety Wednesday. The agency says that to determine whether the phone was powered off, investigators...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-11/ntsb-amtrak-engineer-wasnt-talking-te
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'Deadliest Catch' fishery a no-go in shutdown

...sitting here scratching our heads, going, 'Why are we not fishing?'"Colburn's testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee last week was filmed by a Discovery crew for the season that begins in April. The effects of the furlough on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-16/deadliest-catch-fishery-no-go-shutdown
State
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...Polley Mine, Imperial Metals Corporation, is in charge of the Red Chris Project.Begich, as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard, plans to hold a hearing on the transboundary mines...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-20/sens-begich-murkowski-call-action-trans
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Effort to target sex ads hits conservative obstacles

...such failures, 47 state attorneys general signed a letter this summer to the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate commerce committees urging them to make a two-word tweak to the federal law to allow the prosecutions. Congress has yet to act...

http://juneauempire.com/david-lieb/2013-09-27/effort-target-sex-ads-hits-conserv
State Briefs

...and that was reflected in a Senate hearing Tuesday. Sen. Ted Stevens, an Alaska Republican, chaired the Senate Commerce Committee hearing about a proposal for splitting crab shares. The proposal was endorsed last summer by the North Pacific...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052103/sta_briefs.shtml
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Begich requests pipeline hearing

ANCHORAGE - Sen. Mark Begich is requesting the Senate Commerce Committee hold a hearing in Anchorage on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. Begich wants a hearing in March or April to discuss the importance...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011911/reg_772039606.shtml
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Knowles would be 1st Democratic Senator in 23 years

...With the U.S. Senate split, the Republicans holding 51 seats, Stevens would lose his chairmanship of the Senate Commerce Committee next year if Democrats become the majority party. Knowles deflected the criticisms, saying the majority party...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102404/sta_20041024003.shtml
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Ted Stevens faces four small-party candidates in race for Senate seat

...serves as ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and sits on the Senate Rules Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee, which oversees fisheries, oceans, aviation and technology issues. His positions have brought tens of millions...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103002/sta_legstevens.shtml
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Stevens disagrees with climate study's conclusion, fellow GOP senator

...well as six indigenous groups. Scientists who helped put together the report briefed members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday. Stevens, who is to chair the committee starting in January, agreed that climate change is a serious...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111804/sta_20041118013.shtml
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Feds look at funds Stevens steered to wildlife center

...VECO Inc., won tens of millions of dollars in federal contracts. Stevens is the senior Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee and has for years chaired or been the senior Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee that determines...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080207/sta_20070802012.shtml
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