| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:55 PM
Editor's note: As part of the coverage of the 2013 legislative session, the American News will provide, on most days, a list of 10 pieces of information helpful to understanding what is — and sometimes isn’t — happening at the state...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 9:34 PM
PIERRE — Other lawmakers and many citizens scratched their heads a weekend ago over a surprise move in the 2013 session. Why would one of the top members of the Legislature, who is chairman of South Dakota’s watershed task force, suddenly...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:51 PM
The state House passed a controversial measure criminalizing federal enforcement of some gun laws in Alaska Monday, highlighting lawmakers’ interest in addressing perceived federal overreach throughout the state.
House Bill 69, which was sponsored...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Imagine you're 12 years old and broken.
The courts took you away from your drug addict mother and physically abusive father at age 10, placing you in a facility for abused kids that turned out to be a nest of sexual abusers. One staff member has taken a...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:14 AM
The National Rifle Association is supporting measures in the Alaska House regarding self-defense and protecting gun rights.
The NRA's Brian Judy testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday on HB24 and HJR4.
HB24, from Republican Rep....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and gun-control advocates launched an offensive Thursday to protect his proposed ban on assault-type weapons from a House committee's efforts to scale it back.
"Military-style assault weapons belong on the battlefield, NOT on the...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 5:13 AM
Gov. Sean Parnell's proposal to move up the date of Alaska's primary elections has moved one step closer to a vote.
The House Judiciary Committee advanced HB104, which would shift the date of the primary from the fourth Tuesday in August to the second...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 11:50 AM
A bill inspired by the suicide of a teenage Howard County girl who was a victim of a harassment campaign over social media passed the House unanimously Saturday.
The legislation now goes to the Senate.
The measure seeks to outlaw the use of Internet-...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Franklin County’s health status announced April 18
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Summit Health, in cooperation with Penn State Institute of State and Regional Affairs, will announce the results of the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment of Franklin...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Maryland's pit bulls remained in peril Wednesday as two legislators clashed over a lingering House-Senate impasse on a bill that would invalidate a court decision labeling the bill as inherently dangerous.
Del. Luiz R. S. Simmons took advantage of a...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Four weeks after Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-control bill passed the Senate, a key House committee has yet to schedule a vote and continues to debate whether to scale it back.
Among the possible changes still on the table: whether to take the AR-15 and a...