A number of people are in the running for Cabinet appointments in President Obama’s second term.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
“Our message was rejected by millions of Americans who went to the polls,” says Albert Mohler of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He says evangelicals now need to approach politics in a fundamentally different way.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
It only took two extra days, but Florida’s Miami-Dade County has finished counting votes in the presidential election. But as of Thursday afternoon, three other large counties were still tabulating.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens, who served as Senate President the past four years, and Sitka Senator Bert Stedman, who had been co-chair of the powerful Finance Committee, both joined Thursday, giving the majority 13 members.
The election problems in Florida that kept the nation waiting more than a month for the outcome of the presidential race back in 2000 have largely been resolved. But the state has come up with a whole new set of difficulties that led to long lines and another slow count.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Officials with Sealaska Heritage Institute and the City and Borough of Juneau are working on a deal to let SHI out of the city’s historic district standards for the proposed Walter Soboleff Center.
“No campaign is perfect,” Mitt Romney said on Election Day. “Like any campaign, people can point to mistakes.” And so here we are, as the election dust settles, asking seasoned political observers to do just that — point out a handful of foul-ups, fallacies and false steps in Romney’s run.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The president’s campaign fine-tuned its appeal to a younger, less-white electorate and got its supporters to turn out in much larger numbers than Republicans had anticipated. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney was hurt by a lack of money at a critical moment.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The Juneau Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army are no longer taking clothing and household items for victims of the Gastineau Apartments fire.
The sentencing of the former director of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission is continuing in federal court.