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Obama’s last budget proposal features Denali cover, big-ticket Alaska items

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- “Part of this funding is set aside to address the needs that the president saw firsthand when he visited coastal communities in Alaska that are seeing their homelands eroding into the ocean at a rapid pace," said Deputy Interior Secretary Mike Connor.

National News

Chris Christie makes a midday stop at T-Bones Great American Eatery in Derry, N.H., as he canvasses for votes on Tuesday. (Meredith Nierman/WGBH)

Chris Christie To Drop Out Of Republican Race For President

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The New Jersey governor may simply have missed his window by declining to run in 2012. Christie threw everything at getting traction in Iowa and New Hampshire but fell short in both.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as former President Bill Clinton smiles at a presidential primary campaign rally in Hooksett, N.H. (Elise Amendola/AP)

New Hampshire Primary: 5 Things That Explain The Results

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Hillary Clinton’s big problems: She’s not winning women, and voters still don’t trust her. Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s support is broad and deep.

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen listens to questions during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Delivering the Federal Reserve's semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the House Committee, Yellen aired caution about global economic conditions. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Outlook ‘Uncertain’ For Global Economy, Yellen Tells Congress

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Testifying for the first time since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, Janet Yellen says volatility in the global markets means that “as is always the case, the economic outlook is uncertain.”

A central piece of President Obama's climate change initiatives is now on hold, after the Supreme Court put a stay on rules limiting carbon pollution generated by U.S. power plants. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Supreme Court Puts White House’s Carbon Pollution Limits On Hold

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A decision on the Clean Power Plan could be long in coming — meaning that the rules’ fate might not be determined before a new presidential administration comes into power in 2017.

More Alaska News

Hollis man charged with driving through ferry security gate

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A 35-year-old southeast Alaska man suspected of driving a van through a security gate at a ferry terminal was arrested Tuesday. Alaska State Troopers say Kenneth Burchfield of Hollis about 1 a.m. broke into a secured yard at the Inter-Island…

Icebreaker, Alaska village funds in Obama proposed budget

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President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget includes funding for construction of a new polar icebreaker and relocation costs for Alaska coastal communities threatened by erosion. But it faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Congress.

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.