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U.S. House to probe Pebble denial

The science committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will probe the EPA's denial of a permit for the Pebble Mine in Southwest.In a letter sent Wednesday to EPA Administrator Gina...
Young not in running for Speaker of the House

As the U.S. House of Representatives scrambles to find its next Speaker, there are few certainties.One of them is that Rep. Don Young, Alaska's sole representative...
My Turn: Obama's visit to the arctic

In less than a week, President Barack Obama and a massive team of White House officials will touch down at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for their first official visit to Alaska and the U.S. Arctic.
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 27, 2015

Thumbs up to debate. Tradition or terror? Eyesore or artistic? We could be talking about the Mississippi state flag, or we could be referring to the sculpture named Nimbus. We could even be speaking of a certain bronze whale. You decide.
Murkowski, Sullivan vote for revised surveillance law

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, joined a majority of U.S. Senators Tuesday to vote in favor of the USA Freedom Act, which reforms the laws allowing the federal government to collect information on Americans' telephone records and Internet activity without a warrant.

Let's talk marijuana. Specifically, Alaska marijuana.Higher Education is a new feature I'm rolling out to cover the progress of the legal marijuana industry in Alaska. I find it interesting, and if you're reading this, I hope you do, too.
Murkowski praises passage of duck stamp bill

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Tuesday thanked Senate colleagues for unanimously passing the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014. The U.S.
Former Don Young challenger is new admin commissioner

After a month in office, Gov. Bill Walker is slowly but surely getting his cabinet together, adding two permanent commissioners this week.
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Today in History

Today is Friday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2014. There are 19 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 12, 1870, Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the first black lawmaker sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.
Alaska Sports Report

SHOCK COLLAR: So my Adam Empson shock collar was on the fritz. Seems like I called Adam a SENIOR again when writing about how the JUNIOR won JDHS' 83-82 overtime thriller at West Valley.


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