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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 18, 2015

Thumbs up to a good opening. Judged by nothing else than its length, Friday's ceremony to dedicate the Walter Soboleff Building was an event to remember. Of course, it went beyond that.
Murkowski retains key position on Senate energy committee

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who retained her U.S. Senate seat after challenging the Republican Party's official candidate in an improbable write-in victory, has retained her seat as ranking Republican on the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Senate panel tables Cape Fox land swap till September

Two federal land proposals involving Alaska, including a controversial Tongass National Forest land exchange with Cape Fox Corp., are on hold until September.
Congress has two months to jostle for position on energy policy bill

WASHINGTON - With Congress out of town for August and then likely focused on spending bills through September, a two-month game of positioning on a final national energy policy bill has begun. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, said last week that he has no doubt that a joint House-Senate conference committee will produce a final version. Republicans have the majority in the committee and they want a bill, Stevens said, so there will be no repeat of protracted, unsuccessful conference efforts last year.
Sitka mayor seeking Lisa Murkowski's US Senate seat

ANCHORAGE - Democrat Scott McAdams knows he can't compete against the nearly $2 million that incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has in hand for this year's election.


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