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My Turn: Ryan budget means harsh cuts for Alaskans

...against this anti-Alaskan budget. It's too bad Alaska's Congressman didn't have the guts to join them.? Forrest Dunbar is a lifelong Alaskan, former fisherman and wildland firefighter, and a Democrat running for U.S. Congress.
Panel moves resolution on constitution convention

...states to amend the federal constitution.House Joint Resolution 22, sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson, requests the U.S. Congress to call a convention to consider limiting jurisdiction of the federal government, term limits for federal offices...
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My Turn: Lesson of Exxon Valdez: Don't trust oil industry safety assurances

...Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, when representatives of the oil industry and government regulators assured the U.S. Congress that offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico was perfectly safe, and the existing regulatory regime was sufficient...
Empire Editorial: Alaska needs volcanic peace of mind

If the Earth is going to blow up, it'd be nice to know about it.Too bad the U.S. Congress doesn't think so.Thanks to federal budget cuts, the Alaska Volcano Observatory can no longer monitor many volcanoes threatening...
A donation from distant neighbors

...According to an email from Jake Lestenkof, a restitution trust was authorized by a 1988 civil rights law passed by the U.S. Congress "to address the redress for Japanese Americans and Aleuts interned during WWII."The Federal Government provided...
Alaska Day of Honor ? Anthony J. Dimond

...not know much, if anything, about Dimond, who served Alaska for many years, most notably as U. S. Delegate to U. S. Congress 1933-1945. When he stepped down, further service was as an Alaska District Judge 1945-1953. He had an notable...
Analysis: Kerry gets credit for moving ball on thorny foreign policy issues

Citizen-led drive aimed at changing Homer's status to home-rule

...States) there is generally a lot of distrust in government. There's not much I can do with what's going on in the U.S. Congress ... or about the actions of state government in Juneau, but there's something I can do locally."It is Castner's...
Empire Editorial: Is there an upside to blasting away at Syria?

...on actions taken against Syria's military as the U.S. Congress prepares to take up the issue.The Senate Foreign...Syrian leadership when he abdicated this choice to the U.S. Congress.The President's ego is no reason to risk further...
Syria crisis makes case for joining International Criminal Court

...beyond our borders, America must recognize that neither the Geneva Conventions nor our Constitution appoints the U.S. Congress to be the jury in cases of international war crimes. Nor do they empower our president to be the prosecutor, judge...


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