Suspension of the Rules press availability, Feb. 8, 2016.

House suspends almost all nonbudget business

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- The House passed a resolution that limits committees to working on bills that raise or spend state revenue. House Democrats raised concerns that the rule change would reduce transparency.

National News

Divers around the open-ocean aquaculture cage at the Cape Eleuthera Institute in the Bahamas. These cages are not currently used in the Gulf of Mexico, but represent one type of farming technology that could work in the region. (NOAA/with permission from Kelly Martin)

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

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For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.

Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for his wife, Hillary Clinton, on Sunday in Milford, NH. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘The Big Dog’ Bill Clinton Turns Into The Attack Dog Against Sanders In N.H.

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The former president changed his tune and began to criticize Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sunday evening in New Hampshire, a sign how worried the Clintons are about Sanders’ momentum.

Donald Trump flashes a thumbs up after finishing second in the Iowa caucuses last week. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Why A Vote For An Establishment Candidate Could Be A Vote For Trump In N.H.

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Under the state’s delegate process, candidates who don’t get at least 10 percent of the vote lose their delegates to the winner of the primary.

From left to right, Super Bowl ads for Mountain Dew, Heinz, and Xifaxan.

The Best And The Worst Of Super Bowl Ads

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There was little excitement in this year’s crop of Super Bowl ads. Many of the best had already been seen on social media; the others were underwhelming.

More Alaska News

Alaska, Oregon lift suspension of insurance carrier

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Insurance regulators say they have lifted the suspension of an Oregon-based company to again offer health insurance policies in Alaska and Oregon.

TSA struggles to fill vacant positions at Alaska’s airports

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The Transportation Security Administration says it’s having difficulty filling the open positions at more than a dozen airports across Alaska. The Alaska Dispatch News reports that several factors have been attributed to the TSA’s hiring challenges, including the rural locations…

Health official: Alaskans at low risk for Zika virus

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An official with the state Division of Public Health says Alaskans are not likely to contract the Zika virus unless they have contact with people who have been travelling in affected areas.

Alaska House majority sets up hotline for budget ideas

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The Alaska House majority wants to hear your ideas on ways to address the state’s budget deficit and save the state money.

Alaska moves to prosecute witness in Ted Stevens trial

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Alaska’s attorney general is again asking the federal government for permission to prosecute the main witness in the corruption trial of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.

Alaska troopers: No plans to intervene in village dispute

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Alaska State Troopers say they don’t know who the rightful tribal leaders are in a western Alaska village, so they’ve taken no action weeks after a federal judge said the agency could use force to evict former leaders involved in a prolonged power struggle there.

Alaska judge to hear arguments in Medicaid expansion case

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A state court judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s authority to expand Medicaid without legislative approval. The case centers on whether the expansion population is a mandatory group for coverage under Medicaid…

Settlement up for approval in campaign violations case

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The Alaska Public Offices Commission will consider a settlement in a campaign disclosure violations case involving two independent political groups once linked to Gov. Bill Walker’s deputy chief of staff. The Alaska Dispatch News reports the agreement recommends a fine…