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...Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead.U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday...
State looks for budget input

...really focus on." Hoffbeck introduced four areas state officials will most realistically look at to balance the state's...demonstration, and said he also hopes residents and state officials can come together to find the least painful solution...

...the Republican governor said he wants Guard recruiters to move from six storefront locations into armories until state officials can evaluate and make security improvements, including possibly installing bullet-proof glass or enhanced surveillance...
Summer meals available for youth

...lend support to proposed legislation that supports summer meal programs. Groups like the Alaska Food Coalition and state officials are working to make access to the reimbursements even easier. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, helped...
Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage

...effect immediately because the court gives the losing side roughly three weeks to ask for reconsideration. But some state officials and county clerks might follow the lead of the Fulton County, Georgia, probate court and officials in several Texas...
Walker chides AK LNG partners

...committees in Nikiski on June 16.Walker identified a number of issues in his letter to the companies and offered state officials as facilitators to help the companies bridge differences. Consensus on several complex issues among the companies...
High court ruling against gay marriage would produce 'chaos'

...the state's statutory and constitutional bans, Herring spokesman Michael Kelly said.Some gay rights groups and state officials said the chance the court would not come out in favor of same-sex marriage is remote."Recent history of the past...
Walker seeks input to balance budget

...last year to make recommendations for the new state administration, which took office Dec. 1.Legislators, top state officials and the governor will be at the conference along with community and business leaders from around the state. Lawmakers...

...and there is an increase in e-cigarette use, but state officials say it isn't clear whether the product is diverting sales from traditional cigarettes.State officials say a lack of tax data makes e-cigarette use hard...
Marijuana legalization is here, regs in flux

...nothing passes?Some components of the bills are more crucial, but the bottom line, according to some lawmakers and state officials, is that the sky hasn't fallen since marijuana became legal on Feb. 24, and it probably won't fall. Local...


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