Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments Choice Program. Instead, they will speak directly to Alaska VA staff, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.The office of Sen. Dan Sullivan announced the change in the wake of meetings the senator had with Alaska veterans."Senator Sullivan has heard...
For Clinton, complications with her old boss arise

...arguments just as the White House is in the final stretch of a deal years in the making.Clinton's main challenger, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, says the accord is "disastrous," so Obama may be in the uncomfortable position of watching a Democratic...
Nation and World
Approaching debate, Clinton, Sanders showing differences

...beginning to draw contrasts with her chief Democratic rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, as they approach their first presidential...addressing the epidemic of gun violence," said Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, a Clinton supporter.___COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY...
Nation and World
Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

...budget or to take steps to increase state revenues or tinker with the Permanent Fund.During a committee hearing in Fairbanks, Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, said his greatest concern is that politics will interfere with addressing Alaska's budget situation...
S. Carolina cleans up, but worries remain

...governor quickly got a federal disaster declaration from President Barack Obama, freeing up money and resources. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican presidential candidate, promised not "to ask for a penny more than we need" and criticized...
Nation and World
Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan

...a normal embassy presence of about 1,000.Campbell refused to discuss the numbers of troops he is recommending. But when Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, asked Campbell if he thought the president should revise his troop withdrawal plan, Campbell replied...
Nation and World
Superintendents wary of small school shutdowns behind such a change. In a letter from Mase to the Lake and Peninsula school board members, Mase wrote he believed State Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, was working with others to raise the minimum to 25.Dunleavy could not be reached by press time...
McGuire says she'll leave Senate after 2016

Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, won't seek another term in the Alaska Senate, reported the Alaska Public Radio Network. She...
State | AK legislature
UAS students call for Indigenous Peoples' Day

...released a resolution calling for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday of October.Sponsored by student Sen. David Russel-Jensen and Student Government Vice President Austin Tagaban, the purpose of the resolution is to recognize...
Senate panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

...endorsed the bill, 13-9, on a largely party-line vote. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota sponsored the bill and was expected to be merged with larger legislation sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, before a vote in the full Senate...


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