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Air Force picks Northrop Grumman to build next big bomber

...originally planned to include 132 planes but was scaled back to 21 at the end of the Cold War.Loren Thompson, a vocal advocate of the new bomber program, says it is a key part of modernizing the military at a time of increased U.S. focus...
Nation and World
Alaska wins roadless rule case on appeal

...a victory for Alaska and the responsible development of our land."Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a vocal advocate for Alaska's exemption from the roadless rule, welcomed the ruling as righting a poor ruling from three years ago...
Alaska trade group head charged with sexual assault Pattee is president of the Anchorage Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailer's Association. He has been a vocal advocate of a proposal now before the Anchorage Assembly to allow bars to stay open for an hour at the end of the night to...

...running state programs addressing Alaska's alcoholism and substance abuse problems. Turner, 68, has become a vocal advocate for better substance abuse programs for years stemming from his first-hand experience. He entered treatment for...
Scouts' leader: Ban on gays not sustainable

...Tessier, an 18-year-old Eagle Scout. Tessier, currently finishing his freshman year of college, has been a vocal advocate of opening the 105-year-old organization to gay scouts and leaders.Tessier had been getting legal advice from...
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Reading "Romeo" on his own turf

...deciding it wasn't a good idea (for the wolf's sake). They still kept a close eye on what was going on and became vocal advocates for the wolf's safety and well-being.Another reason Jans makes an interesting narrator is his past. As he shares...
Delaware's independent, but short-lived, voice

...signature issue: Wall Street regulation and financial-sector reform. Kaufman established himself as perhaps the most vocal advocate for breaking up the "too big to fail" firms, despite not being a member of the Senate Banking Committee. His work...
Alaska plane crash rate far exceeds national average

...and glaciers make their own weather, too." In an unusual twist to this week's tragedy, Stevens had been a vocal advocate of a federal project to equip airplanes with new technology to provide pilots with better weather information. The...
Empire editorial: It is time to send a strong, unified message to Alaskans

...outcome or that the issue was presented now, at a time when Juneau is fighting for its future. Mayor Smith has been a vocal advocate for completion of the Juneau Access EIS, so it is particularly disappointing that she waffled when decisiveness and...
Right decision sometimes contrary to public voices

...Having served on both the Assembly and the Planning Commission, I can attest to the fact that a large number of vocal advocates all saying the same thing does little to sway wise decision makers who must take into consideration all of the information...


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