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Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...likely to let Walker completely abandon the state-led 36-inch pipeline plan, however.Rep. Mike Hawker, an Anchorage Republican who co-sponsored legislation authorizing the backup gas pipeline, says if may be legally difficult for the governor...
Parnell, Walker outline Native views

ANCHORAGE - Republican Alaska incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell and independent challenger Bill Walker weighed in on various issues Friday during a candidate...
Lawmakers prepare to take up pot issues

...McGuire, said she plans to file legislation that would allow the substances to be managed separately.McGuire, an Anchorage Republican who voted for the initiative, said her bill also might address marijuana advertising and drug safety issues...
Sullivan leads Begich in Senate race

ANCHORAGE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan led Democratic Sen. Mark Begich with the majority of precincts counted in Alaska's hotly...
Fairbanks Senate ad invokes Koch brothers

ANCHORAGE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan is being slammed in a new TV ad airing in Fairbanks for support he's drawn from an outside...
Report: Miller got indigent hunting license in 1995

ANCHORAGE - Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller and his wife were embarking on an extensive remodel of their recently purchased home in 1995 when they...
Analysis: SB21 working as hoped

...Research at UAA, attributes only 4 percent of the state's decline in revenue to the new oil tax structure.Anchorage Republican Sen. Cathy Giessel chairs the Senate Resources Committee, and said the Goldsmith report is evidence that the...
New bill would close loophole in gun checks for mentally ill

...National Instant Criminal Background Check System, used by licensed firearms dealers during transactions.An Anchorage Republican is trying to change that. Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, has proposed a bill requiring the state to report...
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Hearing addresses string of Alaska inmate deaths

...families of dead inmates and correctional officers.The packed hearing was convened by state Sen. Hollis French, an Anchorage Republican, in response to calls from constituents.Among those attending the hearing was Vernesia Gordon, the fiancee...
Youngest lawmaker making national name

...into his first term, and it caught the attention of national political observers. Kreiss-Tomkins, along with Anchorage Republican Lance Pruitt, the House Majority Leader, were recently named to the Washington Post's "Top 40 under 40" list...
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