When refugees arrive in US, here's what they can expect

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has announced plans to steadily increase the number of refugees accepted in the United States for the next two years.
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Clinton, Sanders spar over taxes, health care

DALLAS - Intensifying their rivalry, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday accused Bernie Sanders of charting a tax increase on middle-class families and undercutting President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
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Adviser: Carson struggling with foreign policy official role with Carson' campaign but regularly talks to the candidate, acknowledged in an interview with The Associated Press that advisers beyond Clarridge are distressed at the pace of Carson's progress.Williams estimates Carson has...
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Census weighs changes to counting American Indians

...undercount of the population seen in 2010 and reaching out to tribes years in advance, Director John Thompson told The Associated Press."We are testing whether we can ask a separate question on enrollment," Thompson said. "We are trying to...
Kenai Peninsula tackling invasive plant problem

KETCHIKAN - The Kenai Peninsula is leading efforts in eradicating elodea, an invasive aquatic plant species found in various parts of the state. The leafy, long-stemmed plant was found in Beck Lake, Daniels Lake and Stormy Lake, all in Nikiski.

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Alaska governor says refugee vetting process 'stringent'

JUNEAU - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says refugees seeking to come to the U.S. must go through a "stringent" process.
Alaska farmers want prison-run slaughterhouse kept open

ANCHORAGE - Farmers across Alaska are fighting to keep a state-run slaughterhouse open after lawmakers announced plans to shut down the facility next June due to budget concerns. Officials with the Alaska Farm Bureau say Mt.
Today in Sports History for Nov. 17

1956 - Syracuse beats Colgate 61-7 behind halfback Jim Brown. Brown sets an NCAA-record for points by an individual player in a game by scoring six touchdowns and kicking seven extra points for 43 points.
New study warns against standardized pay for Alaska teachers

ANCHORAGE - A standardized salary schedule for Alaska's teachers would be a benefit to schools, but would be too expensive to implement, according to a new study completed for the state Legislature.


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