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Agency mulls managing private refuge development

...in line with federal and state laws. Fish and Wildlife deputy director Steve Guertin, in written testimony before a U.S. House subcommittee earlier this week, said more than 200 refuges have existing oil and gas infrastructure, such as wells...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-25/agency-mulls-managing-private-refuge-de
State
Dems gear up for convention in Nome

...Anchorage and Palmer math teacher Bob Williams.Forrest Dunbar has been the more active Democratic candidate for the U.S. House seat held since 1973 by Republican Rep. Don Young, who is seeking re-election. Perennial candidate Frank Vondersaar...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-15/dems-gear-convention-nome
State
Lopsided funding in U.S. Rep. race

...Young.He's going to need those things - and perhaps a bit of luck - if he is to unseat the most senior member in the U.S. House of Representatives.Not only does Young have the experience and name recognition to carry his re-election bid, but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-12/lopsided-funding-us-rep-race
State
Congressional candidate Forrest Dunbar talks issues

...candidates in statewide races leading into the next election. The following interview with Democratic candidate for the U.S. House Forrest Dunbar was held at the Empire's office on April 3. It has been edited for length.Forrest Dunbar is far...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-08/congressional-candidate-forrest-dunbar-
State
Outside Editorial: Put more sunshine into U.S. Senate campaigns

...more timely right to know who's paying to get their voices heard.Candidates for this country's presidency, the U.S. House and most state legislatures - including Florida's - must post financial statements online, so why is the Senate clinging...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-18/outside-editorial-put-more-sunshine-u
Opinion
Report finds no laws broken in mine investigation

...released the report Thursday, but he told reporters the matter was not settled.Parnell has asked the chairs of the U.S. House committee on natural resources and subcommittee on energy and mineral resources for help in getting additional information...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/report-finds-no-laws-broken-mine-invest
State | AK legislature
Former Alaska territorial governor dies at 94

...support for it to become the 49th state.Stepovich then went to Washington, D.C., ahead of floor votes in the U.S. House and Senate to admit Alaska to the union. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bartlett, D-Alaska, called Stepovich "the most...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-16/former-alaska-territorial-governor-dies
State
Alaska Sports Report

...that states "your word is your bond" and that all contracts shall be honored as with God. He went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma. His number "80" was retired in 1992 - the first Seahawk so honored. Other retirees...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-17/alaska-sports-report
Sports
Sealaska CEO McNeil announces retirement

...complete Sealaska's land claims under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act has made it out of committee in both the U.S. House and Senate. Neither has been voted on, however. McNeil said the issue will be important for the next president to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-11/sealaska-ceo-mcneil-announces-retiremen
State | Local
More fed workers expected to seek unemployment

...is up in the air but unfortunately we can't ask the federal government because they're closed," she said.The U.S. House recently passed a bill that would provide retroactive pay.Lennon Weller, who manages Alaska's unemployment insurance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-10/more-fed-workers-expected-seek-unemploy
State

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