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July Issue 3 2012

Memorial set for former state Rep. Heinze

A memorial is scheduled Tuesday for former Alaska state Rep. Cheryll Heinze, who died this week of injuries suffered in a small plane crash.

July Issue 3 2012

Romney charges Obama's ad attacks 'misdirected’

Republican Mitt Romney demanded Monday that President Barack Obama back away from his persistent attacks on Romney's record at Bain Capital, advising that it would be better "if you spent some time speaking about your record."

July Issue 3 2012

Proposition 2 sets up another debate over development

The campaigns over Proposition 2 are picking up steam.

Can IRS police both taxes and health care law? July Issue 3 2012

Can IRS police both taxes and health care law?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can the Internal Revenue Service police President Barack Obama’s health care mandate while simultaneously collecting all the taxes for running the federal government?

July Issue 3 2012

Some states will forego Medicaid expansion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republicans in at least four states want to abandon an expansion of Medicaid in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, and more than a dozen other states are considering it in the wake of the Supreme Court decision removing the threat of federal penalties.

Former Rep. Heinze dies from plane-crash injuries July Issue 2 2012

Former Rep. Heinze dies from plane-crash injuries

Former state Rep. Cheryll Heinze died early Wednesday from injuries she suffered in a small-plane crash in Homer that left four of her co-workers at an electric cooperative with minor injuries.

Troopers: Former Rep. Heinze dies in plane crash July Issue 2 2012

Troopers: Former Rep. Heinze dies in plane crash

A former state representative from Anchorage has died of injuries sustained in a small plane crash in Homer.

July Issue 2 2012

US Congress conducting rate-fixing inquiries

Two congressional committees are raising questions about what U.S. regulators knew concerning allegations that a key global interest rate was being manipulated.

July Issue 2 2012

Alaska officials cautious on Court ruling

Gov. Sean Parnell and state Health and Social Services Commissioner Bill Streur are cautious in their assessment of effects on Alaska of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling on the federal health insurance reform act.

Congress passes bill that preserves most railroad funds July Issue 2 2012

Congress passes bill that preserves most railroad funds

The threat hanging over the Alaska Railroad Corp. has been lifted.