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Congressional action needed on Sterling Highway

An open letter to users of Sterling Highway: It is time to prevent more deaths at Cooper Landing. Join me in writing our Federal delegation. Here is my letter. Senator, The US Forest Service and The Federal Highway Department is morally responsible for the death of a 15-year-old child in Cooper Landing Thursday. The Cooper Landing bypass has been the longest running environmental study in history of the United States. The Forest Service has steadfastly refused to allow the road to be relocated away from the area of the child's death.
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The immigration secessionists

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Senators using budget to put heat on administration, EPA

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Op-ed: The Southern lie

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Hip Hop Culture

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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...
Seed potato program scrutinized

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