It is one of those rare Congressional exchanges that’s both dramatic and compelling: Yesterday during a House Oversight Committee hearing, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost her legs and use of her right arm when she served in Iraq, dressed down an IRS contractor who used his military disability status to receive government contracts reserved for disabled vets.
- Juneau Community Charter School enrollment levels mean the school won't lose up to $308,000 in funding.
- After having failed to address some of these issues in the last special session, many lawmakers aren’t eager to spend another 30 days in the capital city, but wherever lawmakers convene will impact local campaigns.
- At least two bears have been disturbing Dillingham residents over the past two days.
- Subsistence fishermen on the Yukon are getting some rare gillnet openings during the middle of the summer season, and will be allowed to keep any king salmon they catch.