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My Turn: Responsibility for abandoned and derelict vessels in Alaska

...solving the problem of derelict vessels in Alaskan waters should contact their state representatives and senators, and U.S. Congress representatives and senators. We cannot afford to be cleaning up after those who don't clean up after themselves...
My Turn: Alaskan are going to have to fight for it

...revisions Exxon got at Pt. Thompson, courtesy of Alaska officials (and a now senator). That's how you own the U.S. Congress.ExxonMobil and the good ole boys don't really want natural gas before they decide it will benefit them because it...
Attorneys don't buy state's argument on land-into-trust lawsuit

...cases, that authority would stretch to people who aren't members of a tribe.Why trust has a problemIn 1934, the U.S. Congress passed the Indian Reorganization Act, which permitted the Department of the Interior to take Indian land into trust...
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

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama vigorously defended the nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday, casting the historic accord as the only possibility to avert a war with Iran and a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. A day after the U.S.
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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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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...
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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