Don Young - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Don Young In Alaska, anxiety grows as debate over health care rages JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Going without health insurance is a risk. Going without it in Alaska can be a gamble of a much higher order, for this is a place unlike anywhere else in the U.S., a land of pitiless cold, vast expanses and dangerous, back-breaking work such as pulling fishing nets from the water or hauling animal carcasses out of the woods. And yet m... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:26:00 GMT 2017-04-15T18:26:00Z Trump revokes Alaska refuge rule; change may be symbolic ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska's toolkit for increasing moose and caribou numbers includes killing wolf pups in dens, shooting wolf packs from helicopters, and adopting liberal hunting regulations that allow sportsmen to shoot grizzlies over bait. But when state officials wanted to extend "predator control" to federal wildlife refuges, the U... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 03:04:00 GMT 2017-04-04T03:04:00Z Capitol Hill Buzz: Cannabis caucus insists it's serious WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young says he never smoked marijuana, but he's a member of the newest caucus on Capitol Hill — the Cannabis Caucus. Four House members announced the formation of the caucus on Thursday. While the name elicits smiles, the lawmakers said their intentions are serious: Keep federal policies from interfering with states as they enact l... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:24:00 GMT 2017-02-16T21:24:00Z House votes to lift Obama limits on Alaska hunting, trapping WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill to lift some Obama administration restrictions on hunting and trapping of bears, wolves and other predators on federal lands in Alaska. The Fish and Wildlife Service said last year the rule will help maintain sustainable populations of bears, wolves and coyotes on national wildlife refuges across Alaska. ... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:23:00 GMT 2017-02-16T20:23:00Z Obama creates 'resilience area' to protect Bering ecosystem ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama responded to appeals from Alaska Native villages and gave them more of a say in the federal management of marine resources of the Bering Sea. Obama signed an executive order Friday to create a Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area that will focus "locally tailored" protections on marine resources. ... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:18:00 GMT 2016-12-10T02:18:00Z