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June Issue 4 2012

F-16 move from Eielson on hold

The U.S. Air Force is holding its proposed action to transfer the F-16 squadron from Eielson Air Force base in Fairbanks to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.

June Issue 4 2012

US government role in Alaska elections questioned

Alaska election officials should not be barred from implementing the new redistricting plan because a requirement that the plan be approved by the federal government is unconstitutional, attorneys for the state contend.

June Issue 4 2012

Arguments for, against coastal zone plan given

The public got a preview Monday of an upcoming series of hearings on a ballot initiative that would re-establish a coastal management program in Alaska.

June Issue 4 2012

Poll: Just a third favor Obama health care law

Just a third of Americans back President Barack Obama's health care overhaul on which the Supreme Court is about to pass judgment, a new poll finds.

June Issue 4 2012

High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward on checking the status of suspects who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally.

June Issue 4 2012

Begich urges vote on transportation bill

The Senate and House remain tied up in a conference committee to negotiate a version of a surface transportation reauthorization bill that could make or break the Alaska Railroad Corp. These negotiations are taking their toll on Alaskan legislators who want to see more progress.

June Issue 3 2012

Oil price drops below $80 for 1st time since October

Alaska North Slope crude has dropped about $7 in last two days.

June Issue 3 2012

GOP, Holder open to talks before contempt vote

Both House Republican officials and Attorney General Eric Holder say they're willing to negotiate an end to a potential constitutional confrontation in a dispute related to the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation.

June Issue 3 2012

Miller accepts offer of judgment in lawsuit

Former U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller has accepted an offer from the Fairbanks North Star Borough to end a dispute over alleged leaks about his work.

June Issue 3 2012

Tribes work for record Native American vote

The head of the largest group representing Native Americans and Alaska Natives said federal and state governments should provide voter registration at Indian Health Service facilities.