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My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis

...the fiscal gap should not wait for a legislative session free of election year politics. After all, we elect our state leaders to make tough decisions in tough times, not just when it's politically convenient for them. To do otherwise puts...
Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns

...beheading videos. The Pentagon also said an American airstrike targeted and likely killed Abu Nabil, a top Islamic State leader in Libya.France has been on edge since January, when Islamic extremists attacked the satirical newspaper Charlie...
Nation and World
Sacred oil checks eyed amid budget deficit

...state.The dividend, long seen as political dynamite to anyone who tries to tinker with it, could be affected as state leaders look for ways to close the gaping budget hole. Here's a look at the dividend, and what's being considered:What...
Russia, Egypt dismiss bomb theory

...on the flight.The official added that intelligence analysts don't believe the operation was ordered by Islamic State leaders in Raqqa, Syria, but was possibly planned and executed by its affiliate in the Sinai. The U.S. officials all...
Nation and World
Bomb may have downed Russian jet

...being analyzed.The official added that intelligence analysts don't believe the operation was ordered by Islamic State leaders in Raqqa, Syria. Rather, they believe that if it was a bomb, it was planned and executed by the Islamic State's...
Nation and World
Alaska oil industry defends tax credit program

...launched an advertising campaign in an effort to defend the state's oil and gas tax credit program amid criticism from state leaders.The Alaska Oil and Gas Association's campaign, which debuted last month, features a new radio commercial urging...
Susitna-Watana studies resume after spending freeze is lifted

...the Susitna River Coalition, in a July 16 release called resuming the project a "slap in the face" to Alaskans as state leaders discuss ways to increase state revenue during a time of multi-billion dollar budget deficits."The proposed dam...
Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses

...demonstrating the stark divide that remains in the most theologically conservative stretches of the South and Midwest, where state leaders fought hard for years to prevent same-sex marriage."Our country is on the wrong path, we as a people no longer...
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Walker: Nothing off the table in budget talks

...over the next three years but isn't ready to disclose it.Even taking a longer view, he said he doesn't expect state leaders to just dabble around the edges of the fiscal situation this session.Departments are looking for efficiencies and...
US looking into whether hostage was kept by leader

...of the plan was to free an 18-year-old Yazidi girl who was believed to have been kept as a slave by the Islamic State leader and his wife.The girl was found and freed by the commandos and is expected to be returned to her family after she...
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