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As the nation watches health officials moving to contain the spread of ebola, a deadly virus that now has made its way to our shores, many are wondering how it could be possible the disease is here. Now, authorities say they are monitoring a second person who may be infected. That person is one of […]



Michael Ramirez is a two-time American Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.    

Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

By Joanna Chiu and Kelvin Chan, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory’s top official doesn’t resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. Read More:

NRA strikes back at Bloomberg

By Benjamin Goad, The Hill.com WASHINGTON – The National Rifle Association is fighting back against former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the powerful gun lobby moves to counter an aggressive midterm push from proponents of stronger federal firearm regulations. In addition to shelling out well over $10 million on political spending this election […]

Armed contractor with criminal record was on elevator with Obama in Atlanta

By Carol D. Leonnig, Washington Post WASHINGTON – A security contractor with a gun and three convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people familiar with the incident. Read More:

Maryland tax breaks received by US Senate candidate Sullivan legitimate, officials say

By Nathaniel Herz, ADN ANCHORAGE – A review by Maryland officials into property tax breaks received in that state by Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan has found the tax breaks were appropriately granted. In an emailed statement Tuesday, the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation said Sullivan, who received the tax breaks while […]

Company files preliminary paperwork for 370-foot dam on Talkeetna River

By Zaz Hollander, ADN WASILLA — A private company is in the early stages of a proposal to put a dam on the salmon-rich Talkeetna River, which is now home to a classic stretch of Alaska white water. The proposal comes as the Alaska Energy Authority continues work on a much larger dam proposed for […]

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