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Tribes work to create sex-offender registries

...the final GAO report and look forward to working with states to identify ways to improve their notification systems and communications with tribal governments," Justice Department spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle said in a statement Thursday.
House Finance proposes $9.1 billion operating budget

...organization.The House Finance budget bill cuts $1 million for gift shops aboard state ferries. Transportation Department spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said by email that if the budget cut stands, the Alaska Marine Highway System will begin transitioning...

...owner is accused of setting her business ablaze, but all 28 puppies inside have been rescued.Clark County Fire Department spokesman John Steinbeck says 35-year-old Gloria Lee was booked into the county jail on suspicion of first-degree arson...

...unknown number of hostages, trying to end the two-day standoff that had already killed nearly 70 people.State Department spokesman Marie Harf said five U.S. citizens were among the more than 175 injured, but no Americans are among those reported...

...rapidly: Trapped in her car, she climbed to the roof but was swept away in floodwaters, said San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove. Her body was later found against a fence, he said. Her name was not immediately released.Authorities...
State sues over refuge closures

...government, there still could be a repeat of what's happened in the future, hence the lawsuit.An Interior Department spokesman declined comment on pending litigationThe lawsuit names as defendants Jewell, Fish and Wildlife Service Director...
Funny River Road project on tap to smooth out curves

...right-of-way to go along the road, but the plans aren't completed yet. "We're before step one," said department spokesman Rick Feller. The land where the approximate right angle turn is located will be used for an airport expansion...
Illness forces energy secretary to curtail Alaska visit

...Energy official said Sunday. Abraham became ill during his current international trip, said Joe Davis, an Energy Department spokesman. Abraham landed in Fairbanks Sunday on his way back to Washington. Davis said Abraham came down with a 24-hour...
High school graduation test being revamped

...chances to take the test until they pass. ''We set the mark pretty high,'' said Harry Gamble, Education Department spokesman. ''We were looking for world-class standards.'' This reworking of the tests was based on recommendations...
Worker injured when crew punctures natural gas pipeline in Eagle River

...extending a culvert accidentally punctured a 2-inch plastic underground gas pipe Tuesday morning, according to fire department spokesman Frank Carpenter. He said a man operating a weed burner, a blowtorch-like instrument being used to thaw the...


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