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My Turn: Recent appointment of Loretta Bullard

...candidates with intelligence, judicial temperament, integrity, suitable experience, and the like. Recently, Alaska Senator Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, has proposed to amend the Alaska Constitution to pack it with gubernatorial appointees...
NOAA to host Ted Stevens Day open house

In recognition of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens' contributions to Alaska's fisheries, and to celebrate Ted Stevens Day, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration...
Replacement for No Child Left Behind passes U.S. Senate

...components of 2001's controversial No Child Left Behind Act handily passed the U.S. Senate last week with both Alaska senators voting in favor of the bill.No Child Left Behind requires public schools to meet incrementally tougher federal benchmarks...
Alaska senators try to give Mount McKinley its Native name

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are resurrecting an effort to give Mount McKinley its historical Alaska Native name.
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...than not, we use this space to criticize. This time, we'd like to offer our congratulations.One week ago, 18 Alaska Senators voted in favor of SB169, a measure that will provide vaccines to all Alaska children and to most adults. Alaska...
At hearing, public support for pipeline

Alaska senators listened to over an hour of public testimony Wednesday on a bill that enables the Alaska gas pipeline to move forward.The vast...
State | AK legislature
In capital budget, millions for Juneau infrastructure but nothing for schools

Each Alaska senator has an approximate limit on capital budget spending for projects in his or her district - how they spend it is up to them.Anchorage...
State | Local | AK legislature
Letter: Feigned outrage and finger pointing

...running television ads in Alaska blaming Begich for problems at the VA. Again, all readers should know that both Alaska senators voted for the veterans' bill.As a former sailor, I have the words in my vocabulary to express my disgust at their...
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

...Presidents Jan Faiks, Drue Pearce and Lyda Green.In Alaska, women don't record history - they write it.Today, 16 Alaska Senators and Representatives are women who hold many key positions in the Capitol.I am proud to work with Sen. Cathy Giessel...
Record pink harvest creating market glut salmon for food assistance programs across the country. That's an expanded purchase over previous years. Alaska senators hailed the decision in January.Not all pink salmon is canned. Some are frozen and shipped overseas for additional...


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