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Hellertoon: Putin's just taking back what's his, right?

Apologists for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin are downplaying the invasion of Ukraine by repeating the propaganda line that the neighboring nation was once part of Russia. Would that thinking justify an invasion of Alaska, too?... Read more»1

Despite funds, lawmakers say tribes still shortchanged in COVID-19 aid

Native American tribes have been severely hit by the coronavirus but have received only a fraction of the help they need from the federal government, said lawmakers, who called the impact on businesses and health on reservations “particularly worrisome.” ... Read more»

Tribal leaders struggle against 'very slow’ allocation of COVID-19 aid

The Navajo Nation has the country’s third-highest rate of COVID-19 infections, but it has had to watch as funds go to less hard-hit areas in a “very slow” federal aid process, Navajo President Jonathan Nez said Friday.... Read more»

6.6 million Americans file unemployment claims — doubling last week's record

The U.S. Department of Labor reported 6.6 million people applied for unemployment insurance benefits over the last week—roughly 2% of the country’s population. ... Read more»

Study: Climate change will continue to scorch the Southwest

Temperature data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration compiled by Climate Central show summers in Arizona will only get hotter thanks to climate change. ... Read more»1

Palin off on glaciers and global warming

Sarah Palin says man isn’t to blame for climate change, citing the fact that some glaciers in Alaska are expanding. But an individual glacier’s growth does not disprove the existence or causes of global warming. In fact, the vast majority of glaciers in Alaska and around the world are losing ice rapidly.... Read more»

Alaska's Rep. Young apologizes for 'wetbacks' remark

Alaska's U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized for a comment he made, referring to Hispanic migrant workers as the racial slur "wetbacks."... Read more»

Factcheck

More Keystone Pipeline piffle

The misleading assault on the president's energy policies continues. Regarding the pipeline, there's nothing stopping more Canadian oil from coming into the U.S. right now. Existing cross-border pipelines could carry perhaps 1 million additional barrels of oil per day.... Read more»

Analysis

Romney's Super Tuesday wins half-hearted

Turnout was so light for Super Tuesday, the vote appears less than convincing.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Is Sarah Palin America's Baghdad Bob?

New Smart v. Stupid column: I’ve never written or cared much about Sarah Palin. But her recent Twitter offensive blaming “Greenies” for the Gulf oil spill – to defend her signature line “Drill Baby, Drill!” – got me thinking about how much she reminded me of Baghdad Bob.... Read more»

Lieberman: Don't dismiss Palin

Sen. Joe Lieberman warns that people who dismiss Sara Palin had better think again.... Read more»

Palin to campaign with McCain at Tucson 'picnic'

Former Alaska Governor and ex-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will stump for Senator McCain in Tucson on March 26.... Read more»2

Fact-checking Palin's Tea Party speech

Sarah Palin made a splash over the weekend as the keynote speaker at the first National Tea Party convention, and she followed up with an interview on Fox News Sunday. But she didn’t always stick to the facts.... Read more»

Center for Biological Diversity

Obama earns 'C' for environmental efforts

The Center for Biological Diversity awarded the Obama administration a C grade for its environmental record Tuesday. In its "Report Card," the Tucson-based environmental advocates found that the administration has a mixed record on protecting endangered species, climate, public lands and oceans.... Read more»