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Where McCain, challenger stand in Arizona Senate race?
Voters have well-defined views of incumbent, but many have yet to make up minds about Ann Kirkpatrick.       
-1 points by USA Today | Arizona John McCain George W. Bush Republican Party United States presidential election 2008 Arizona's 1st congressional district Democratic Party Alaska
Field set for November after primaries in Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) - Two Democratic state lawmakers won't be returning to Beacon Hill after losing primary races. In Lawrence, state Rep. Marcos Devers finished behind Juana Matias in Thursday's voting, while Rep. Timothy Toomey of Cambridge lost to challenger Mike Connolly. In the race to succeed state Sen. Brian Joyce, ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Massachusetts United States Democratic Party Democracy Alaska Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Senate New England
Letter: Kidder for Merrimack County commissioner
Kidder for commissionerDavid Kidder would make a great Merrimack County commissioner. We have known him for many years. He has a strong sense of public service. For the past 12 years, Dave has served as a state representative for an area that includes New London, where we live. He has been thoughtfu...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives United States Senate President of the United States Alaska County commission Louisiana Connecticut Barack Obama
Letter: Support Wallner, Luneau
Support Wallner, LuneauI hope that voters will come out to cast their ballot in the upcoming primary on Tuesday, Sept. 13. I would like to ask the voters in Ward 5 Concord or Merrimack District 10, which includes Hopkinton, to support state representatives Mary Jane Wallner and David Luneau in the...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives United States United States Senate Democratic Party Bill Clinton Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Alaska Chicago
Giant cruise ship navigates the melting Arctic
The Crystal Serenity’s visit to Alaska’s western coast is historic. Some remote villages see dollar signs, while environmentalists say the voyage represents global warming and man’s destruction of the Earth.
36 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Arctic Ocean Cruise ship Bering Strait Ship Cruise ships Ocean liner Alaska
Delta Junction lodge reopens 2 years after arson
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A decadesold lodge in Delta Junction that was burned to the ground in 2014 has been reconstructed and is now open for business. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/2bXE0F1 ) the Clearwater Lodge was set on fire by 18-year-old Vasiliy Malyk, who pleaded guilty to the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Fairbanks Alaska Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Chena Alaska
Ketchikan weighs supporting ferry system plan
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - Kodiak officials are considering a funding proposal to support the development of a strategic plan for the Alaska Marine Highway System. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports (http://bit.ly/2c2Zcrh) that Mayor Pat Branson says there have been requests from the state's Marine Transportation Advisory Board for coastal communities ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Kodiak Alaska Alaska Strategy Alaska Marine Highway United States Kodiak Island Borough Alaska Non-profit organization Washington State Ferries
What's on board Arctic cruise ship? Lots of ice gear, parkas
NOME, Alaska (AP) — It took years of planning and several million dollars to ensure a city-sized luxury liner could become the largest to ever sail through the Northwest Passage north of Alaska and Canada.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Alaska Arctic Ocean Cruise ship New York City Bering Sea Chukchi Sea Baffin Bay Cruise ships
Giant cruise ship makes historic voyage in melting Arctic
NOME, Alaska (AP) — The largest cruise ship to ever sail the Northwest Passage is en route to New York City from Alaska.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Alaska Bering Strait Arctic Ocean Chukchi Sea Cruise ship Bering Sea United States Cruise ships
Ballot ruling to come Friday in Arizona's 5th District race
PHOENIX (AP) - A judge will decide Friday whether to allow hundreds of contested ballots to count in the hotly contested Republican primary in a Phoenix-area congressional district. Unofficial results from the Aug. 30 primary for the 5th Congressional District had state Senate President Andy Biggs leading former internet executive ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Elections Voting system Voting United States Primary election Alaska Election Voter turnout
Asians are now the fastest-growing group in U.S. as Latino population slips, study finds
The growth of the U.S. Latino population — once the nation's fastest growing — slowed considerably over the last seven years and slipped behind that of Asian Americans amid declining Hispanic immigration and birth rates, a study released Thursday found. The Pew Research Center study, which analyzed...
2946 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Population Demography U.S. state New Mexico Alaska California Hispanic and Latino Americans
Feds release report on Chugach National Forest management
KENAI, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with plans to update its management plan for the Chugach National Forest on the eastern part of the Kenai Peninsula. The Peninsula Clarion reports (http://bit.ly/2cc6gCD ) the federal agency began a revision process for the forest in 2012 by ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Kenai Peninsula Borough Alaska Alaska Prince William Sound Kenai Alaska Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Anchorage Alaska United States National Forest Alaska Native Regional Corporations
Results confirm winner of northern Alaska legislative race
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A recount is likely after the results of a northern Alaska legislative race showed incumbent Rep. Benjamin Nageak lost by only four votes. The certified results released Tuesday show Dean Westlake won the House District 40 race with 819 votes, compared to Nageak's 815. A previous ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Elections United States Alaska Democratic Party Voting Office Republican Party Voting system
Study: Latino population growth slips behind Asian Americans
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The growth of the U.S. Latino population — once the nation's fastest growing — slowed considerably over the past seven years and slipped behind that of Asian Americans amid declining Hispanic immigration and birth rates, a…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | New Mexico United States Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Native Americans in the United States U.S. state South Dakota Mexican American Alaska
Washington man charged in $2.7-million Alaska fraud case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal authorities have arrested a Washington state man suspected of defrauding Alaskans by promising to share a pharmaceutical settlement if they helped pay his medical expenses. Federal prosecutors in Anchorage say 55-year-old Floyd Mann, Jr. of Puyallup (pew-AL-up) bilked Alaskans out of $2.7 million and used ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington United States Alaska Fraud U.S. state United States Department of Justice Supreme Court of the United States United States Attorney
Carly Fiorina returns to Georgia, will raise money for state House candidate

169 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Barbara Boxer United States Senate President of the United States United States Alaska Illinois Carly Fiorina 2008 Republican National Convention
With hopes fading, lawmakers meet on energy bill
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fading Congressional efforts to approve the first major energy bill in nearly a decade have been revived - for now. Lawmakers convened a long-delayed meeting Thursday aimed at finding a bipartisan agreement by the end of the year. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska acknowledged that the ...
6 points by The Washington Times | United States Senate Legislatures Alaska Gray Wolf United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Petroleum United States Congress Wolf
Lou Correa nabs his primary opponent's endorsement in Orange County congressional race
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 11:59 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | United States United States Senate Democratic Party Voting Alaska Democracy California United States House of Representatives
Senate OKs medical marijuana reform bills
Eight years after voters approved marijuana for medical use, the Senate OK’d a package of bills to regulate the industry        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate Republican Party United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Alaska United States Barack Obama Illinois
Michigan Senate OKs medical marijuana reform bills
Eight years after voters approved marijuana for medical use, the Senate OK’d a package of bills to regulate the industry        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate Republican Party United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Alaska United States Barack Obama Illinois
Alaska Libertarians select Joe Miller as Senate candidate
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Joe Miller wants to again attempt to unseat U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, but this time he's planning to try it as a Libertarian.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Alaska Conservatism in the United States United States Senate Democratic Party Associated Press Republican Party United States United States House of Representatives
With attorney general drama over, campaign to replace Kathleen Kane moves forward
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's conviction clears the way for voters to focus on the two men seeking to replace her as the state's top prosecutor.
18 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | United States Senate Primary election President of the United States United States Elections Alaska Election Democracy
At Carlisle Indian school cemetery, a battle over a lost Alaskan child
CARLISLE, Pa. - Mary Kininnook died three days after her 14th birthday, weak and struggling to breathe, in a hospital bed at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.
557 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Richard Henry Pratt Carlisle Indian Industrial School Alaska Cemetery United States Army Carlisle Pennsylvania Alaska Panhandle Ketchikan Alaska
Burkett girds for reelection battle in volatile year
Texas House District 113 represented by Republican Rep. Cindy Burkett spans eight cities, including some of the county's largest, like Dallas and Garland, and smallest, like Sunnyvale, which Burkett calls home. It's also one of the county's most ethnically diverse districts. This presidential year poses an opportunity for Democrats seeking potential swing seats like this one. Rep. Burkett's ready for battle.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | George W. Bush African American Republican Party Democratic Party President of the United States Alaska John McCain United States
Alaska pot regulators poised to approve retail licenses
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The board regulating Alaska's fledgling legal marijuana industry is expected to approve licenses this week for the state's first retail marijuana outlets. The Marijuana Control Board is expected to consider dozens of license applications for marijuana businesses and discuss the key issue of whether certain retail ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Retailing Business U.S. state Royalties Alaska The Washington Times License The Key
Primaries offer a glimpse into Nov.’s charter school vote
Key races in today’s largely low-profile primary election contests may serve as harbingers for the massive and expensive battle looming in November over lifting the charter school cap.Groups including the pro-charter Democrats for Edu­cation Reform and the anti-­charter Mass. Teacher Association have poured thousands of dollars into what are normally inexpensive legislative races that will be decided on a primary day expected to draw low turnout.
34 points by Boston Herald | United States Voter turnout Voting system Elections School Race Race Alaska
Alaska regulators delay decision to allow pot use in stores
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The board regulating Alaska's fledgling legal marijuana industry started a two-day meeting Wednesday during which it was expected to approve licenses for the state's first retail marijuana outlets.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Management Retailing Regulation Alaska Corporate governance Board of directors
Kamala Harris still favored by wide margin in U.S. Senate race, according to new poll
Essential Politics: California's top congressional races to watch, lawmakers back recall of judge in Stanford assault case Sept. 7, 2016, 1:18 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. This year's legislative session is over after a very busy...
19 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Voting system California Elections Voting Primary election Government Alaska
A+ Schools encourages voters to pay attention to Pittsburgh school board races
On average, roughly a third of all registered Democrats in Pittsburgh turned out for the 2015 primary. But according to A+ Schools, only 20 percent of all registered Democrats voted for school board in the same election.
3 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Democracy Voting Elections Voting system Board of directors Democratic Party George W. Bush Alaska
Lawmakers table privatization of $1.6 billion insurance fund
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana lawmakers have tabled a proposal seeking to dismantle and privatize the state's massive workers compensation system, saying the matter is too daunting to take up in the waning days of the legislative session. Instead, a Senate Committee decided on Friday to take more time to ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Senate Trade union Democratic Party Washington D.C. Alaska Small business Montana South Dakota
How to follow the House's nail-biting health-care vote like a pro
Assuming there is a vote Friday.
-1 points by The Washington Post | United States House of Representatives Republican Party Democratic Party United States Senate Bill Clinton Alaska George W. Bush John McCain
As showdown vote nears, Schakowsky rips GOP health plan
Leading up to a Friday's showdown vote on the GOP health care overhaul, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky took to the House floor to attack a bill she said would harm middle-aged Americans, the elderly and disabled, new mothers and women. The Evanston Democrat singled out a provision in the bill that would...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Barack Obama United States Democratic Party Massachusetts Chicago United States House of Representatives Alaska California
Senate OKs state budget
The state Senate approved its revision of the state's $43.5 billion budget on Thursday, though some senators expressed concern that the plan doesn't resolve long-term spending imbalances. While the budget must be balanced each year, the state's finances project a structural deficit in future years....
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | United States Senate Maryland United States House of Representatives Alaska Democratic Party Legislatures Senate Republican Party
Woman shot in Logan Square
A woman was shot Thursday afternoon in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Midwestern United States Neighborhoods of Chicago Norway Alaska Democratic Party Illinois Russia Polish Cathedral style
Pilot: 'There's a snake on the plane...'
Where's Samuel L. Jackson when you need him?
-1 points by CNN | Snake Squamata Passenger Anchorage Alaska Flight attendant Reptile American films Tetrapod
'A little storm': A call to anti-drug action in Hoonah
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - "I'm gonna ask you a favor, raise your hand if you had some family relation that has been impacted by drugs." Making the request is Al Hill, a longtime Hoonah resident and the force behind a recent grassroots effort to rid the 760-resident city of methamphetamine ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Drug addiction Juneau Alaska Police Constable Alaska Natives Health care Juneau Empire City
Snowmobiler riding with friends suffers medical event, dies
NORTON, Vt. (AP) - State troopers say a New Hampshire man is dead after he was snowmobiling with his friends near the Canadian border in Vermont and suffered a medical event. Vermont State Police say 54-year-old Andrew Boright, of Piermont, New Hampshire was on a snowmobile trail with a group ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Sheriff United States Vermont Death State police Police New Hampshire Alaska
Film inspires Bloomfield Hills girl to compete in Iditarod
Thanks to 'Balto,' Bloomfield Hills teen is obsessed with mushing        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Sled dog Dog sledding Dog Dog sled Alaska Dogsled racing 1925 serum run to Nome
Officials work to get Fairbanks ready to host Iditarod start
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Preparations for the world's most famous sled dog race are underway in Fairbanks now that the race's official start has been moved from the Anchorage area. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/2lNmveQ) that Iditarod officials announced the switch last week due to low snow conditions in ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Fairbanks Alaska Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Alaska Chena Alaska Anchorage Alaska Nome Alaska Sled dog
Life imitates art: Michigan girl heads to Iditarod
Thanks to 'Balto,' Bloomfield Hills teen is obsessed with mushing        
975 points by Detroit Free Press | Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Sled dog Dog sledding Dog Dog sled Alaska Dogsled racing 1925 serum run to Nome
Indiana House GOP budget plan banks on $1 cigarette tax increase
Shortly after Indiana House Republicans unveiled their two-year budget proposal on Wednesday, it ran into a major stumbling block: a powerful senator from their own party. Key components of the $31.7 billion spending plan — including a $1 cigarette tax hike and a significant rerouting of sales...
19 points by Chicago Tribune | Indiana Kindergarten United States Senate United States Republican Party Alaska Proposal Consumption tax
Charter schools bill faces uncertain future in Montana
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Democrat's proposal to establish a statewide charter school system faces an uncertain future in Montana, even as Republicans hailed it as an opportunity to lift struggling schools. Democratic Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy of Box Elder wants to establish a seven-member charter school commission to oversee ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Minnesota Democratic Party Charter school United States Alaska George W. Bush United States presidential election 2008 Barbara Boxer
Former Lake Co. coroner indicted on perjury charges
Former Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd has been indicted on five felony counts of perjury, according authorities Wednesday.The grand jury indictment follows a yearlong investigation by Lake County Sheriff's detectives and the Office of Professional Standards, a news release Wednesday said. A Lake...
310 points by Chicago Tribune | Jury Coroner Sheriff Indictment Legal professions Grand jury Alaska Warrant
New Mexico GOP says Democrat failed to report conflict
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Republican Party of New Mexico is criticizing the Democratic leader of the state House of Representatives for not disclosing his work as an attorney for a licensed marijuana producer as the Legislature considers several cannabis-related bills. State GOP spokesman Tucker Keene said Tuesday that ...
2 points by The Washington Times | United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Republican Party United States United States Senate Alaska New Mexico Louisiana
Paul Ryan faces major test in selling his plan to replace Obamacare
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., spent Tuesday on a door-to-door tour of the Capitol in hopes of salvaging his plan to repeal and largely replace the Affordable Care Act by spring. The day-long blitz comes as Republicans in Congress have made virtually no visible progress in recent weeks on overhauling...
37 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Senate Barack Obama Republican Party Democratic Party United States House of Representatives Alaska George W. Bush John McCain
Juneau assembly cracks down on homeless sleeping downtown
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Juneau Assembly is cracking down on homeless people sleeping near downtown businesses. The city and borough assembly voted 5-4 Monday to pass an ordinance that will let police cite anyone caught sleeping on private property downtown between midnight and 7 a.m. KTOO radio reports (http://bit.ly/2kveN3X ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Property Private property Capitalism Property law Juneau Alaska Public property Copyright Means of production
Ex-crewman says cause of Alaska sinking may never be known
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The brother of a crewman aboard a crab boat missing and presumed sunk in the Bering Sea says it's likely no one will ever know what went wrong. Dylan Hatfield says a number of factors probably contributed to a capsizing Saturday morning of the 98-foot crab ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Alaska Bering Sea Deadliest Catch Bering Strait Vitus Bering Chukchi Sea Crewman English-language films
Driver liability bill aimed at pipeline protesters fails
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Legislation aimed squarely at protesters who blocked some roads in North Dakota during the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrations has failed in the state House. The bill said a driver who "unintentionally" caused an injury or death to a person blocking a road would not be charged. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | North Dakota Democratic Party South Dakota Bismarck North Dakota Legislature Minnesota Midwestern United States Alaska
Coast Guard suspends search for missing boat with 6 aboard in Bering Sea
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said it suspended the search for a missing fishing boat that had 6 people aboard in the Bering Sea off Alaska's coast near St. George.
5 points by UPI | United States Coast Guard Aleutian Islands Alaska Ship Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Ocean Search and rescue Alaska Peninsula
US senators propose bill to improve volcano monitoring
U.S. senators in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii have proposed legislation intended to improve volcano monitoring efforts and early warning capabilities.
1 points by The Denver Post | Hawaii United States Alaska Volcano Washington Mauna Loa Shield volcano United States Senate