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Infographic: Daylight saving

...Alaskans have used daylight saving time to get the most out of their summer days. Now, that might be about to end.The Alaska Senate has passed a bill that would cancel daylight saving time starting in 2017. That bill still has to be passed by the...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Ending daylight saving time will leave Juneau in the dark

...all the months of damp darkness.On Wednesday, the Alaska Senate voted against sunshine and for darkness. In a 16-4...begin at 7 a.m. Alaska time.The bill passed by the Alaska Senate attempts to solve this problem for Southeast by causing...
Daylight saving change could mean multiple Alaska time zones

...looking for an alternative path forward, he said.MacKinnon's office posted a daylight saving time survey on the Alaska Senate Majority website that received 3,700 responses.According to the preliminary results, 78 percent of respondents...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Secondhand smoke is a threat statewide

...Peter Micciche, a Republican from Soldotna, has an interesting proposal that would help reduce smoking's toll in Alaska. Senate Bill 1 proposes a statewide secondhand smoke law similar to the one enacted by the City and Borough of Juneau in 2008...
Empire Editorial: Daylight saving time is a necessary inconvenience

On Tuesday, the Alaska Senate's State Affairs Committee advanced a bill that would exempt the 49th state from daylight saving time starting in 2017.It sounds...
My Turn: Governor Walker: Alaska has a place at the boardroom table

...question is, are you serious about seeing it through? ? Sen. Cathy Giessel, a Republican, is chairwoman of the Alaska Senate Resources Committee and represents District N, which covers East Anchorage.
Judging judicial selections

...rather than his signature.SJR3 was read the first time Jan. 21, the first day of session, and was referred to the Alaska Senate State Affairs Committee.? Contact Charles Westmoreland at or at 523-2265...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska is ready for Erin's Law

...pass Erin's Law this session.Nineteen states have passed Erin's Law. Last year, Erin's Law passed in the Alaska Senate but failed to pass in the Alaska House of Representatives. With early bi-partisan support, there's no reason Erin's...
Meyer decides against Pierre contract for press work

JUNEAU - The incoming president of the Alaska Senate said Tuesday that he has decided against hiring a former state military affairs official to help the Senate majority press office...
Gov. doesn't support capitol move

...Legislature to Anchorage's newly refurbished Legislative Information Office, said Carolyn Kuckertz, spokeswoman for the Alaska Senate Majority, of which Stoltze will be a member once he is sworn in.Stoltze, who previously served six terms in the...
Local | AK legislature


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