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Iran deal defenders deliver petition to delegation

As the U.S. Congress prepares to debate a nuclear deal with Iran, a few Alaskans are speaking out.Juneau activist John Sonin delivered copies of...
My Turn: Gov. Walker must boot the Boogie Man pursue tax-advantaged economic development. Tribal land helps secure our tribal future.Back in 1934, the U.S. Congress, with regret at the land loss it had approved or tolerated for decades, authorized the Secretary of the Interior...
Empire Editorial: Happy birthday, U.S. Coast Guard

...Guardsmen and their families today celebrate the 225th birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard. On this date in 1790, the U.S. Congress authorized the construction of 10 ships to enforce trade laws, prevent smuggling and protect tariff revenue - at...
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...under federal control. All Alaska banks are insured with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which was created by U.S. Congress. Similarly, the National Credit Union Administration, which is also a federally created organization, insures...
Obama on Iran deal: Only way to avert an arms race

...behind the deal. Yet in Jerusalem, Israeli leaders were planning what is expected to be a lobbying effort in the U.S. Congress ahead of a review of the deal, starting with a visit to the U.S. by Netanyahu's political rival, Isaac Herzog...
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Puerto Rico confirms it failed to make $58M debt payment

...would allow an orderly restructuring of the debt, but the proposal has not drawn any Republican co-sponsors in the U.S. Congress. The White House has said that no federal bailout is planned.___This story has been corrected to show Puerto...
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Pope calls for urgent action on environment

...climate change.Francis in September will travel to the United States and address both the United Nations and the U.S. Congress. Some Republicans are vocal climate skeptics and many conservatives have criticized the pope from even taking up...
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Diplomats: Iran announcement planned Monday the Islamic republic keeps railing against them.A nuclear deal will also face serious scrutiny from members of U.S. Congress."This is going to be a very hard sell for the administration," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky...
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Congrats, grads!

...remission, Anderson said she plans to get a job with REACH and figure out her life from there.Former candidate for U.S. Congress Forrest Dunbar was the keynote speaker at the JDHS ceremony. He was the valedictorian of his class in 2002 and said...
My Turn: Congress should have a say in US-Iran nuclear weapons deal

...And recently we've learned that Obama Administration has been telling Iran's leaders in secret talks that the U.S. Congress will have no role in approving any nuclear deal, but the United Nations would. This should alarm all Alaskans...


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