The U.S. House Ethics Committee has unanimously voted to create a subcommittee to investigate whether Congressman Don Young violated official code of conduct.
The Committee was conducting an investigation of Congressman Young based on previous work from the 111th and 112th Congresses, when it received a referral from the Department of Justice.
DOJ had conducted its own investigation into Congressman Young.
The subcommittee will examine Young’s travel expenses and costs.
The Ethics Committee is not releasing any other information at this point, and does not have a timeframe for the investigation.
A spokesman from Representative Young’s office responded to emailed questions with “no comment.”
- It aims to preserve Alaska Native culture by giving tribes and tribal organizations the ability to oversee local child welfare problems, rather than social workers coming in from outside their communities. That often results in children being removed from their communities.
- Dressed in full Gwich’in regalia, Potts recounted growing up in a modest dirt-floor hunting cabin in Eagle, losing someone close to suicide, and taking the conventions theme of strength in unity to get back to enjoying life again.
- The Juneau School District wants to consolidate its two high school football programs and cheer squads. Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the decision to send a formal request to the Alaska School Activities Association has been two years in the making.
- Three helmets, two hats, a headdress and a beaded shirt are from as far back as the 1600s to about 1890. They will be stored through the National Park Service, with access being granted to the Tlingit clans.