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Letters to the Editor: Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins is the right candidate for Southeast Alaska

...where they come from, and good people are good people no matter what party they belong to."I believe all of us in Alaska House District 35 should vote to place Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins in office for another term.Randy HugheySitka
Kito, Dukowitz face off at Chamber debate

Democrat Rep. Sam Kito III and Republican Peter Dukowitz are vying to represent downtown Juneau and Douglas in the Alaska House of Representatives. But both seemed a little hazy on the issues as they attempted to answer questions from the Juneau...
Valley Dem clear for election

...short-lived question over democrat George McGuan's eligibility as a candidate for the Mendenhall Valley seat in the Alaska House of Representatives. According to the state, he's good to go.Capital City Republicans had urged the Division of...
A 'different' kind of candidate

Peter Dukowitz is running as a Republican for the downtown Juneau and Douglas seat in the Alaska House of Representatives, but he's voted as "undeclared" for the last 25 years. His views on Alaska's future reflect that unorthodox...
Alaska House names 20 Native languages "official" for state

The Alaska House voiced its unanimous support Wednesday for having 20 Alaska Native languages join English as the state's official language...
State | AK legislature
Child abuse in Alaska: Knowing the signs and the steps

...Abuse Prevention Month in Alaska, named by a declaration by Gov. Sean Parnell in February and legislation passing the Alaska House and Senate earlier this month. It has been declared Child Abuse Prevention Month annually in Alaska since 1983 and...
Empire Editorial: Leave minimum wage to the voters to channel Nancy Reagan for a moment: Just say "No," Alaska Legislature.This week, we've watched as the Alaska House has moved closer to passing HB384, which would boost Alaska's minimum wage and tie further increases to the rate...
House begins to debate abortion funding bill

JUNEAU - The Alaska House on Thursday began debating legislation that would further define medically necessary abortions for purposes of Medicaid funding...
State | AK legislature
TRS pulled from education bill in House

JUNEAU - The Alaska House voted to remove a plan to address the teachers' retirement system from a broad-ranging education bill it began debating late...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Alaska needs rational liquor laws, not bumbling bureaucracy

...who distributes it to liquor stores, bars and restaurants.On Wednesday, the labor and commerce committee of the Alaska House approved HB309, which would fix that problem.The bill creates a "craft distillery" liquor license that permits...


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