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Steve Thompson--House District 2 - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tue, 2018-08-14 14:14

Steve Thompson--House District 2
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Ideally, I would like to see every Alaskan receive a full PFD. Legislation passed this session limits legislators' fund withdrawal from the earnings reserve. 2. Do you support or oppose placing into the Alaska Constitution the issuance of the annual ...

Kevin Meyer--Lieutenant governor - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tue, 2018-08-14 14:14

Kevin Meyer--Lieutenant governor
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
It is my hope that the incidents over the past year regarding misconduct by legislators will be a wake-up call not only for legislators and staff but for all Alaska citizens. I am hopeful the policies recently put in place by the Legislature regarding ...

Mead Treadwell--Governor - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tue, 2018-08-14 14:14

Mead Treadwell--Governor
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
I support the most severe penalties available for offenders, including legislators, counseling for survivors, and capable shelters throughout Alaska. 9. Do you support or oppose efforts in Congress to modify the 50-50 state-federal revenue share ...

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Three Democrats vying for Gara's Anchorage House seat - KTVA

Mon, 2018-08-13 15:49

KTVA

Three Democrats vying for Gara's Anchorage House seat
KTVA
"The current approach to addressing Alaska's fiscal problems is to balance the budget on the backs of Permanent Fund Dividend recipients entirely," said Groh. " I believe ... "Twenty-five to 30 percent of the Legislature is going to be new," he said ...
Q&A with House District 20 candidate Cliff GrohAnchorage Press

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Q&A with House District 20 candidate Cliff Groh - Anchorage Press

Mon, 2018-08-13 15:23

Anchorage Press

Q&A with House District 20 candidate Cliff Groh
Anchorage Press
I was born and raised in Alaska — the only Democratc candidate who can say that. What's your background with the Legislature? I have studied Alaska public policy and the challenges facing the state for about four decades…. I was in the Alaska ...
Three Democrats vying for Gara's Anchorage House seatKTVA

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Mark Begich gets things done - Anchorage Daily News

Mon, 2018-08-13 15:04

Anchorage Daily News

Mark Begich gets things done
Anchorage Daily News
Walker's proposal, the permanent fund dividend is severed from the productivity of the Alaska Permanent Fund, and the amount of the dividend is now left to annual haggling among legislators. We agree with Mr. Begich that the dividend should be added to ...

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Mix of legislators and veterans compete to be Republican lieutenant governor candidate - Alaska Public Radio Network

Mon, 2018-08-13 11:33

Alaska Public Radio Network

Mix of legislators and veterans compete to be Republican lieutenant governor candidate
Alaska Public Radio Network
Sharon Jackson also served in the military, and her position with the U.S. Army brought her to Alaska. She also has worked for the National Federation of Independent Business and in constituent relations for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan. She said her energy ...

Alaska Sen. Sullivan visits Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta residents - KFQD

Mon, 2018-08-13 08:41

KFQD

Alaska Sen. Sullivan visits Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta residents
KFQD
Mine developers promise to bring more than 3,200 jobs at the height of its construction, and 1,000 annually to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, one of Alaska's most impoverished regions. Sullivan wouldn't say outright whether he supports the mine, but says ...

Court: Some sex offenders don't have to register in Alaska - Juneau Empire

Mon, 2018-08-13 06:16

Court: Some sex offenders don't have to register in Alaska
Juneau Empire
After hearing oral arguments and considering the facts, “neither Doe I nor Doe II is required to register under Alaska law,” the court wrote. “The problem is that the Legislature used specific language when it crafted the statute requiring similarity ...

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Sports betting is now legal in several states. Many others are watching from the sidelines. - NBCNews.com

Mon, 2018-08-13 01:13

NBCNews.com

Sports betting is now legal in several states. Many others are watching from the sidelines.
NBCNews.com
Bill Walker, a longtime Republican who is now an independent, has no plans to introduce a sports betting bill, and spokesperson Berett Wilber said the governor's office was unaware of any current legislative efforts. In Alaska, the governor can ...

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Court: Some Sex Offenders Don't Need to Register in Alaska - U.S. News & World Report

Sun, 2018-08-12 21:30

Court: Some Sex Offenders Don't Need to Register in Alaska
U.S. News & World Report
The public safety department would determine if the names of registered sex offenders who moved to Alaska would be entered into its sex offender database. It used facts from each case to figure out if a conviction matched a crime in Alaska that would ...

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Utility Companies May Soon Provide Loans for Energy Upgrades - U.S. News & World Report

Sun, 2018-08-12 07:52

Utility Companies May Soon Provide Loans for Energy Upgrades
U.S. News & World Report
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Utility companies are looking at offering their customers loans for energy-efficiency upgrades and renewable energy systems that would be paid back through their monthly utility bills. The lending system called "on-bill financing ...

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Mix of legislators and veterans compete to be Republican lieutenant governor candidate - KTOO

Sun, 2018-08-12 04:00

KTOO

Mix of legislators and veterans compete to be Republican lieutenant governor candidate
KTOO
Sharon Jackson also served in the military, and her position with the U.S. Army brought her to Alaska. She also has worked for the National Federation of Independent Business and in constituent relations for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan. She said her energy ...

Court: Some sex offenders don't have to register in Alaska - Juneau Empire

Sat, 2018-08-11 12:47

Court: Some sex offenders don't have to register in Alaska
Juneau Empire
Alaska, like many states, maintains a registry containing the names and addresses of people convicted of sex crimes or child kidnapping. At the time the Legislature created the registry, it was believed that sex offenders were much more likely to ...

OPINION: Political shifts underscore need for salmon habitat initiative - Dutch Harbor Fisherman

Sat, 2018-08-11 11:53

OPINION: Political shifts underscore need for salmon habitat initiative
Dutch Harbor Fisherman
There is no longer a Coastal Management Program in Alaska. The Legislature repealed it. The Coastal Management Program provided habitat standards, local government participation, public involvement and an interagency process for resolving differences ...

Funding secured for Kivalina school, access road - Anchorage Daily News

Sat, 2018-08-11 10:48

Anchorage Daily News

Funding secured for Kivalina school, access road
Anchorage Daily News
While the projects have been in concept form for more than a decade, work toward them has picked up momentum in recent years. The Alaska Legislature appropriated $50.5 million for the new school during the 2016-17 season. It had been looking at options ...

Why Alaska might seriously consider a carbon tax - Grist

Sat, 2018-08-11 03:02

Grist

Why Alaska might seriously consider a carbon tax
Grist
Alaska isn't exactly the first state you'd expect to embrace a price on carbon. Yet the state legislature will likely be weighing one after the November elections. When carbon taxes keep getting scrapped by blue states like Washington and Oregon, why ...

Gov. Walker signs Parish's education bill - Juneau Empire

Fri, 2018-08-10 17:23

Gov. Walker signs Parish's education bill
Juneau Empire
The trust fund was established in 1978 by the Alaska Legislature to replace a similar, territorial-era fund. Since 1978, the fund has been managed in classic trust fashion: An untouched principal earns money through investments in stocks and bonds, and ...

Stand for Salmon puts science-based standards in statutes - Cordova Times

Fri, 2018-08-10 13:06

Cordova Times

Stand for Salmon puts science-based standards in statutes
Cordova Times
There is no longer a Coastal Management Program in Alaska. The Legislature repealed it. The Coastal Management Program provided habitat standards, local government participation, public involvement and an interagency process for resolving differences ...

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It's election season. Here's how to exercise your civic responsibility. - Anchorage Daily News

Fri, 2018-08-10 12:36

Anchorage Daily News

It's election season. Here's how to exercise your civic responsibility.
Anchorage Daily News
Signs of August in Alaska include fireweed, silver salmon, Alaska State Fair ads and campaign signs. Campaign signs have cropped up because the state primary election date is Aug. 21. Winning candidates in the primary election will appear on the Nov.

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