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US Navy Assault Ship Takes Part in Baltic Sea Training

September 5 By Lauren Camera U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge is taking part in international training in the Baltic Sea amid Russia’s war in Ukraine and tensions in the region. The Kearsarge is the first ship of the Wasp class to take part…

Tens of Thousands Protest Against Czech Government

September 4 By Lauren Camera Tens of thousands of protesters from the far right and far left joined forces to rally against the country’s pro-Western Czech government in the capital on Saturday. Police estimated that the crowd at Prague’s central Wenceslas Square numbered around 70,000….

Alaska’s state revenue commissioner is resigning

September 3 By Sean Maguire Alaska state revenue commissioner Lucinda Mahoney is resigning for health and family reasons, Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office announced. Mahoney’s resignation is effective Sept. 9. She has been in the role since 2020. Dunleavy has not yet announced an acting commissioner….

Palin Loses Special Election for Alaska House Seat

September 2 By Elliott Davis Jr. The political comeback of Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, hit a snag late Wednesday after she lost the special election for Alaska’s at-large congressional seat to a Democrat despite the backing of former President Donald Trump….

Murkowski, Tshibaka, Chesbro meet in first U.S. Senate debate

September 2 By Sean Maguire, Iris Samuels In their first time sharing a debate stage, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and her Trump-backed challenger Kelly Tshibaka presented their visions for representing Alaska as Republicans. And the differences were just as pronounced in style as they were…

Arizona Gov. Ducey Hails Taiwan Semiconductor Investment

September 1 By Susan Milligan Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday hailed economic and educational cooperation with Taiwan, marked by a $12 billion investment in his state by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Ducey spoke during a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, in the latest…

Kremlin Offers Mixed View of Gorbachev’s Historic Role

August 31 By Susan Milligan The Kremlin treaded carefully Wednesday reacting to Mikhail Gorbachev’s death, praising his prominent role in reshaping 20th-century history but noting his “romantic” view of the West. The Kremlin’s ambivalence was reflected in the uncertainty about funeral arrangements. An iconic central…