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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 27, 2015

...texture.Thumbs down to Rep. Don Young. Last week, Rep. Don Young voted by mistake.On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives took up a bill that would gut state labeling laws that cover genetically modified organisms. For 10 years...
Murkowski, Sullivan vote for revised surveillance law

...from a telephone or Internet provider.Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska and the state's lone delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, previously voted for the Act when it passed the House in mid-May.

...These links are good tidbits I've dredged from across the Web and think are worth sharing:? In the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, there was what Capitol Hill news source The Hill called a marijuana vote-a-rama. Lawmakers...
Murkowski praises passage of duck stamp bill

...R-Alaska, on Tuesday thanked Senate colleagues for unanimously passing the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014. The U.S. House of Representatives also passed a similar bill that mirrors the one Murkowski co-sponsored, which will now go before President's...
Former Don Young challenger is new admin commissioner

...Fisher also ran against Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, in 2010 for the Republican nomination for Alaska's U.S. House of Representatives seat. Young won 70 percent of the vote in the primary, beating Fisher and another GOP hopeful.Walker said...
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Tribal groups seek greater role in land management

...representative to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.Ahtna demonstration projectA bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would give a new entity - the Ahtna Inter-Tribal Wildlife Commission - primacy over fish and wildlife management...
Today 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.On this date:In 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.In 1897...
Alaska Sports Report

...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 include...
Lopsided funding in U.S. Rep. race

...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 he also...
The shutdown demonstrates that we need a bipartisan coalition in the House

...such a bipartisan coalition is needed in the U.S. House of Representatives.The need for a bipartisan coalition in the...lives in Anchorage and is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives.


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