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Outcome of Common Core compromise appears murky

...adopt any changes to the standards by March. Before that, public hearings would be required in each of Louisiana's six congressional districts.After BESE approval, the standards would have to go through Louisiana's Administrative Procedures Act, which...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-21/outcome-of-common-core-compromise
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What others say: A needed compromise for the railroad

...For the past several years, the Alaska Railroad has been piecing together funds with the help of the state and Alaska's congressional delegation.But the railroad's struggle to find the money to make PTC upgrades has been hampered of late. Low revenue...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-12/what-others-say-a-needed-compromi
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Alaska senators push for more congressional pull

...R-Tenn., has crafted a bill that would allow for more congressional input regarding negotiations with Iran. The bill would...agreement and take action. "Senator Murkowski believes in congressional input on foreign affairs," Felling wrote in an email...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-10/alaska-senators-push-for-more-congre
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Rich Lowry: A diplomatic revolution

The socialist government in France usually doesn't have much in common with congressional Republicans, for whom both France and socialism tend to be anathema. But the French, according to a Wall Street Journal report...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-25/rich-lowry-a-diplomatic-revolutio
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Federal health insurance aid in doubt for nearly 8 million

...since the coverage launch. And updated estimates from the Congressional Budget Office this week show that the program is expected...case and has no backup plans if it loses. Some leading congressional Republicans are promising to help consumers who would lose...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-10/federal-health-insurance-aid-in-doub
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Kenai bluff erosion cost-share agreement in progress

...decided to fund the study with money originally budgeted for three of its canceled projects in Alaska, and required national congressional approval to do so. The approval was granted in February 2015.Saxauer said that Corps "has not made any substantial changes...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-10/kenai-bluff-erosion-cost-share-agree
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Time to consider a time change

...or the number of Alaskans and Americans who make a case for reductions at one base or another, according to Alaska's congressional delegation.Military strategy should be the key determinant of where the Army should base.Alaska's proximity - over...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-13/time-to-consider-a-time-change
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Wishful thinking doesn't change facts

...portion of the salmon that enter Cook Inlet. In Friday's Clarion, a letter from Neil Robinson points out that Alaska's Congressional delegation is acting unrealistically in attempting to get oil sales within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Their posturing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-27/wishful-thinking-doesnt-c
Letters
What others say: Advance, but cautiously, in Arctic drilling

...an immediate problem, however. We need money. Budget cuts will only go so far - Alaska needs new revenue.Alaska's Congressional delegation is working hard - as it should - to ensure Alaska takes its share of any offshore oil discovered by Shell or...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-05/what-others-say-advance-but-cauti
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Rich Lowry: Don't confirm Loretta Lynch

...stomach to defeat her, in part because they fear the dreaded accusation of racism-sexism - or is it sexism-racism?The congressional fight against Obama's executive amnesty will fizzle out, and Republicans can move on to something else, sure to bring...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-22/rich-lowry-dont-confirm-loretta-l
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