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Op-ed: The fools on the hill and everywhere

...polarized to act together in the only way democracy can operate.The mindless rigidity we're seeing in the House of Representatives and the divisiveness we're suffering through from the campaigners isn't going to achieve anything. The die-hards...
LNG Project, state officials address legislators' concerns

...and Alaska LNG Project Manager Steve Butt provided an update on the project at a joint public hearing held by House of Representatives and Senate Resources Committees on Monday.The legislative briefing was the first as required by the passage of...
Cal Thomas: Our arrogant president

...polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and might well have done the same in the Senate in 2012 were it not for some weak GOP candidates, especially in...
Better planning should go into education funding

To the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate of Alaska: I have observed the invited testimony of the Senate Finance Committee on Feb. 3 and would like to share...
A tablet for every Alaskan student and teacher?

...involved with the initiative as well.The process of finalizing the FY14 operating budget is ongoing in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.The House Finance Committee adopted its subcommittees' findings into a committee substitute for...
Ranks of Alaska female legislators grow

...women conducting state business. After gains by female candidates in November, Alaska now has 10 women in the House of Representatives and four in the Senate. There are 40 members of the House, and 20 senators. That puts Alaska within a few hundredths...
Charter operators seek help

Concerns about NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service's new program limiting halibut charter operations in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska have aired recently on radio and television and in newspapers. Charter Operators of Alaska, an organization leading the protest against the regulation, isn't ready to stop there.
Board releases draft of redistricting plans draft Alaska Redistricting Board proposals could be described that reset boundaries for Kenai Peninsula House of Representative and Senate districts. Two options released April 13 draw districts that look similar to the way districts were...
Congress not exempt from health care law

Is it true that members of Congress are exempt from the provisions of the new health-care act? Such as they're not required to buy insurance?
Alaskans urged to enlist in Alaska National Wildlife Refuge effort

...environmentally safe oil and gas exploration. "The President's energy bill has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is now up before the U.S. Senate and is part of President Bush's energy package. Hopefully we'll see...


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