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Anchorage commutes below national average

...minutes, around Lubbock, Texas, and Fargo, North Dakota. On the high end, it was about 31 minutes.City and state officials are looking at ways to improve Anchorage-area traffic flows. The census estimates continued growth through 2020...
Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

...effect immediately because the court gives the losing side roughly three weeks to ask for reconsideration. But some state officials and county clerks might follow the lead of the Fulton County, Georgia, probate court and decide there is little...
Officials announce health fraud crackdown in Alaska

...three dozen people in Alaska are charged with fraud in a crackdown on health care and social services, federal and state officials announced Thursday.Altogether, 40 people charged were part of an ongoing collaboration between various agencies...
High court ruling against gay marriage would produce 'chaos'

...the state's statutory and constitutional bans, Herring spokesman Michael Kelly said.Some gay rights groups and state officials said the chance the court would not come out in favor of same-sex marriage is remote."Recent history of the past...
My Turn: Enough is enough - we need international oversight now

...the Boundary Waters Treaty to ensure Canada doesn't harm Alaska's water and communities. We also need our own state officials to recognize that the rot that exists in the B.C. permitting process is much deeper than anything that would be...
Mammoth scope of shutdown revealed

...What is a government shutdown anyway?" he asked. "What is it?"In a series of messages Monday afternoon, state officials tried to answer that question. Almost 10,000 state employees will soon receive warnings that they will be laid...
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Nebraska abolishes the death penalty in landmark vote

...will be able to resume executions. On Tuesday, Republican Attorney General Doug Peterson implored lawmakers to give state officials more time to prepare.Nebraska's officially nonpartisan Legislature is comprised of 35 registered Republicans...
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Gov. Walker seeks input to balance state budget

...last year to make recommendations for the new state administration, which took office Dec. 1.Legislators, top state officials and the governor will be at the conference along with community and business leaders from around the state. Lawmakers...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Sullivan: Alaska, Washington state must work together

...the country.The mayor's actions are being noticed, but it's probably not the kind of notice that he and other state officials want. Recently, the Alaska state Legislature passed a resolution condemning Murray's and Inslee's actions...
Officials stand by account of deadly Mexico ranch shootout

...federal police, told local media.The 42 men died Friday during a three-hour gun battle on a ranch in Michoacan state. Officials say the fight began when police officers came under fire while responding to a report of armed men taking over the...
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