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Flint Hills refinery closure makes for higher-priced asphalt

...about Tesoro being able to meet the asphalt needs of the entire mainland of Alaska have been quelled, according to state officials and paving companies. This spring, a Tesoro spokesman said the company would not have a problem meeting the demand...

...statewide, but officials say every drop counts. Gov. Jerry Brown in January declared a drought emergency, and state officials in July approved fines up to $500 for residents caught wasting water. Some communities have put water cops on patrol...
APOC complaints filed over Kenai River Classic participation, gifts

Complaints have been filed against three state officials for taking gifts for themselves or their families in relation to an annual Kenai River fishing event.The complaints filed against...
Southeast Alaska bat tests positive for rabies

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - State officials have confirmed rabies in a bat in southeast Alaska. The state health department said biologists on Prince of Wales Island last...

...that Bangkok had stepped up its efforts to combat the trade and hundreds of people had been prosecuted, including state officials.The U.S. downgrade does "not match the reality or facts regarding the Thai government's" efforts, Sihasak...
States concerned about proposed Coast Guard rules

...and preparing for oil spills.State officials in California, Washington the federal agency, some state officials say the rules are too broad and...spills be reported immediately to state officials."The Coast Guard's view...

...address the legal status of the more than 550 gay marriages conducted in the last week, and subsequent statements by state officials have not removed the uncertainty.U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb on June 6 ordered county clerks to stop enforcing...
Safety for autistic kids shouldn't depend on GPS

...Waterboro 15-year-old's body was recovered May 17, nine days after he told his family he was going for a walk; state officials concluded that he drowned in a nearby lake after hitting his head. But GPS units aren't waterproof, and they're...
New gas platform for Cook Inlet now en route from Texas

...drilled three other wells in 2012 and 2013 using the jack-up rig to confirm the discovery and test other prospects.State officials said the company is obligated under its lease work commitments to drill two more exploration wells in the area.Furie's...
Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan

...River Indian Community in Sacaton, Arizona. She said the community organizes its own elections and consults with state officials on state and federal elections.Schurz encourages voter registration and said the Justice Department proposal would...


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