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Hawaii, Alaska, territories team up on Jones Act

HONOLULU - Lawmakers from Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam are teaming up to pressure the U.S. government for relief from a maritime law passed in the 1920s.The Jones Act was designed to protect the domestic shipping industry. It...
Marion Dean Wilson in Whittier he was employed by the Alaska Railroad, worked for Crowley Maritime on the tug boats and for the U.S. Government as a civil servant for the tank farm. He retired from the Civil Service in 1990.His family wrote, "Skeeter was...
Relay for Life prepares for new location

...and raising funds for research is very personal," said Mackey. The American Cancer Society is second only to the U.S. government in funds spent for cancer research. "Our biggest goal at the American Cancer Society is to put ourselves out of...
On Keystone, action can wait

...chief of staff Denis McDonough went on "Meet the Press" to explain all the dizzying activity taking place as the U.S. government marshals its resources to see that Keystone is perpetually reviewed."We have one department with a study," McDonough...

...experts agree that too much sugar isn't healthy, but there is no universal consensus on how much is too much.U.S government dietary guidelines issued in 2010 say "empty" calories including those from added sugars should account for no more...

...Security Agency's surveillance programs. They're worried about their exposure to lawsuits and the price tag if the U.S. government asks them to hold information about customers for longer than they already do.President Barack Obama is expected...
The 'spy' still out in the cold

...pressure in pursuit of an unobtainable peace with Palestinians, whose antipathy toward Israel never changes. The U.S. government appears to be covering something up beyond secrets that are unlikely to have much value today. President Obama should...
Acclaim without the blame

...Manning to bring out some of our country's darkest secrets, bad enough that they have been hounded by a vengeful U.S. government, but even worse is the way that those responsible try to avoid coming clean, using mealy-mouthed PR tactics...
More questions than answers for oil and gas in 2014

...second winter of test drilling at the small Umiat oil field in the far southeast NPR-A. Umiat is where early U.S.-government sponsored drilling found oil in shallow formations, but the find was uneconomic at the time. Linc hopes to harness...
Noting Alaska's role, Hagel unveils first U.S. Arctic strategy

...welcome the Department of Defense's increased attention to, and engagement in, the Arctic. All components of the U.S. government need to be involved to make the Arctic a national priority and our armed forces play a vital role toward that end...


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