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US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016

BERLIN - Scrambling to address a growing Syrian refugee crisis, U.S.
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Kenai groups prepare for potential workplace violence

...Peninsula Hospital and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District attended the first local training for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Run, Hide, Fight workplace violence preparedness program July 9, held at the Challenger Learning...
Empire Editorial: Our need for more icebreakers keeps getting cold shoulder

America's only active heavy-duty icebreaker, the Polar Star, is mission-ready once more. The problem: The elderly vessel should have been decommissioned in 2006, and even with its current repairs, its life has only been extended 5 to 20 years.
Sochi opening: Let Putin's games begin

SOCHI, Russia - It's designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship.
Assembly approves funding for two projects

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Monday voted unanimously to approve funding for a pair of city projects.
Suit targets air-traveler screening

...complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage names several defendants, including the TSA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Jennifer Marty, a TSA spokeswoman for the Northwest region...
Homeland Security rejects Murkowski jet

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has rejected a request by Alaska officials to purchase a jet with federal homeland security funds, saying the state failed to...
Homeland Security asking for info on gangs

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has asked federal immigration officials here to investigate gangs in Alaska. Robert Eddy, assistant special agent in charge of...
City OKs security cameras for docks Juneau. Sound off on the important issues at The Juneau Assembly appropriated $219,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at its regular meeting Monday, which includes $75,000 to purchase a closed circuit surveillance system...
Escopeta faces possible fine, and is chastised by state over Cook Inlet rig

ANCHORAGE - Escopeta Oil and Gas Co. is negotiating a possible fine with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over a violation of the U.S. Jones Act that occurred when the company moved the Spartan Drilling Co.


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