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Defense bill gives Obama rare Guantanamo victory

...have been approved when the administration determines the transfer is in the national security interests of the U.S.Administration officials say they are working with foreign governments to negotiate terms of transfers so there won't be a big...
State gets dismal review of child protection service

...the Court Improvement Project. "Alaska did not do well," said Steve Henigson, regional administrator for the U.S. Administration for Children and Families, part of the Department of Health and Human Services. According to the findings, children...
No to Iraq war

I would like to add my voice to the many who have written lately expressing opposition to the U.S. administration's headlong rush toward an attack on Iraq. The path President Bush has taken flies directly against the ideals of freedom that...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...leadership. China's rulers apparently believe they can carry out such a policy while simultaneously intimidating U.S. administrations into strictly limiting support for Taiwan; that they can upgrade Saddam Hussein's defenses while demanding...
Southeast Senior Services becomes Alaska's Aging and Disability Resource Center

...Fairbanks and Kotzebue, serve people of all ages with disabilities. Thanks to a new supplemental grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging, Alaska was enabled to start one new ADRC led by an agency which primarily serves senior citizens. Southeast...
Outside editorial: Who's really to blame for nominee Mukasey's evasions on torture?

...mental and physical pain; it has been prosecuted in U.S. courts since the late 1800s and was regarded by every U.S. administration before this one as torture. Yet, when asked during his confirmation hearing whether waterboarding is unconstitutional...
A US Strategy for fighting cyberattacks

...When would a military response be appropriate? And what are the rules of engagement? These are questions that U.S. administrations and defense officials have been struggling to answer for more than a decade. The new cyberwarfare strategy...
Breathing easier on Taiwan: Elected president has improved China ties

...What does it mean for the United States?To state it plainly, Ma's victory means one less headache for any U.S. administration, Democratic or Republican. China and Taiwan split amid civil war in 1949. The United States ended its formal...
Change the World Bank needs

...dive and led to widespread political unrest.As a minister in Colombia, Mr. Ocampo won some accolades from the U.S. administration for his collaboration in its money-laundering effort. However, the country's budget deficit soared on his...
United States leadership needed in Arctic Ocean

...have no standing so long as the United States is not a treaty partner. The UNCLOS has very broad support from the U.S. administration as well as from military, business and environmental groups. But the U.S. Senate has not ratified it. Ratification...


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