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Alaska lawmakers announce tentative deal on education

By Becky Bohrer | 04/24/14 08:01 AM

Lawmakers late Wednesday announced a tentative deal on an education package, the issue that sent them into an extended legislative session.
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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

By JOAN LOWY | 04/23/14 07:45 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay. The Transportation...
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NYC mayor proposes tax relief for Sandy victims

By JOSEFA VELASQUEZ | 04/23/14 07:15 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed legislation in Albany on Wednesday that would prevent higher tax bills for city residents who rebuilt or repaired their homes after they were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Democrat said that people who put money into their...
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