Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

GOLETA, Calif. - The oil spill this week on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket...University, Channel Islands, said he doesn't think this week's spill will have any effect on policies or regulations...
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First special session concludes

...asked that the Senate come back to order in Juneau later this week.Walker called in an April proclamation for a special...saw drastic changes in the Senate Education committee this week. Medicaid expansion was dropped entirely.Egan said...
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Obama's trade bill narrowly clears key hurdle

...victory. We're going to continue and finish up the bill this week," Majority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Obama's...were 47 in all, worth $18.4 billion.McConnell said this week that while he opposes the bank, its supporters are...
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State wildfire responders keep eye on dry conditions

...meteorologist described the conditions as "an insanely dry air mass sitting on top of us," Mowry said.Temperatures this week edged into the high 70s and low 80s with low humidity, evaporating precious moisture from already dry undergrowth. The...
Video calls bike gang arrests into question

...accepting a client, Peters said.___COULD POLICE HAVE INTERVENED EARLIER TO PREVENT THE GATHERING AND SHOOTOUT?Earlier this week, Waco police said that prior to the shootout, authorities received intelligence that the motorcycle gangs would be gathering...
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Former Boko Haram captives still held - by Nigerian military

...was so moved by Ibrahim's story that she cited her during a commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania this week."Binta is a Muslim. The three kids she saved are Christian. Tell me a more powerful rejection of Boko Haram's perversion...
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Senate Finance: We can't work until House reaches agreement

...bill before House and Senate Finance. It contains the leftovers vetoed by Gov. Bill Walker in the budget bill he signed this week.Pitney said the Walker administration feels there are state programs that took inordinately large hits and "expected...
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Budget bill introduced

Vetoed portions of the operating budget Gov. Bill Walker signed this week were packaged into new legislation, House Bill 2001, and introduced to the House Finance committee during its first meeting of...
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House, Senate end first special session, start second

...D-Anchorage, stood right away and called for an adjournment. He asked that the Senate come back to order in Juneau later this week.Walker called in an April proclamation for a special session on the budget, Medicaid expansion and Erin's law to...
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DOR: Perm Fund draw wouldn't impact 2015 PFD checks

...Munoz said she's gotten tons of calls and emails from Juneau state workers since Gov. Bill Walker announced earlier this week he'll have to notify 15,000 Alaska employees of impending layoffs if an operating budget doesn't materialize soon...


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