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What others say: Washington state, focus on your own plate

...nationally strategic economic development plan for the Arctic," Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage said in announcing the passage of SJR18.At its outset, SJR18 notes that Alaska pursued statehood to cease being an economic colony of Washington state...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-05/what-others-say-washington-state-
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Legislators may get last word on gasline funds

...muster the 30 votes needed to get the money.House Democrats had a list of demands in addition to more school funds including passage of Medicaid expansion and approval of pay raises for state employees.When a deadlock developed, the House and Senate majorities...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-03/legislators-may-get-last-word-on-gas
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Cal Thomas: Another signpost on the road to destruction

...spread of radio, is largely responsible for diverting our attention from things that matter to things that don't.This passage from the introduction fixes the blame: "It began with radio, whose allies quickly became the newspapers with their tabloid...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-27/cal-thomas-another-signpost-on-th
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State-led gas line scores low on credibility

...has changed since last year with the state and the companies seeing themselves as partners," Tsafos said, referring to the passage of Senate Bill 138 authorizing the state to participate as a 25 percent partner in the project.Tsafos contrasted this with...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-26/state-led-gas-line-scores-low-on-cre
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Resolution passes allowing recess while committees meet

...Alaska's constitution, neither chamber can adjourn or recess for more than three days unless the other chamber concurs. Passage of the resolution would provide that concurrence.The House, in addition to passing the resolution, voted to adjourn until...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-30/resolution-passes-allowing-recess-wh
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Voices of the Peninsula: Equal voice for personal use, sport anglers key on Board of Fisheries

...Juneau to discuss our concerns with legislators. In the week leading up to the vote, I was in Washington DC advocating for passage of the 2015 Sportsmen's Act and the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act.It is ironic that these inaccurate statements...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-26/voices-of-the-peninsula-equal-voi
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Dogs and handlers participate in barn hunt

...sniff out two rats and performing a "climb" - reaching the top of a hay bale stack - and a "tunnel" - crawling through a passage beneath hay bales - during a timed session. The rats were housed inside specially constructed PVC tubes. Michael Barclay...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-18/dogs-and-handlers-participate-in-bar
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Governor suggests bills to work on during budget talks

...and other nations enforce child support orders for one another. All states are being asked to do this.Congress required passage of legislation to receive federal child support funding. About two-thirds of Alaska's Child Support Services Division...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-22/governor-suggests-bills-to-work-on-d
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What others say: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...marijuana - something voters demanded last fall. It has yet to pass Erin's Law, which the Legislature deemed worthy of passage last year before running out of time.HB 115 is nothing but a political stunt, and the straight answer is that this stunt...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-15/what-others-say-hb-115-a-politica
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Legislature fails to confirm Ruffner to Board of Fisheries

...Tribe, the Kenai Area Fishermen's Coalition. Supporters cited Ruffner's longtime habitat advocacy and support of fish passage projects on the Kenai Peninsula among their reasons for wanting him to serve on the board. Opponents of Ruffner's nomination...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-19/legislature-fails-to-confirm-ruffner
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