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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...
Republicans hold Alaska Senate majority, organize

ANCHORAGE - Republicans increased their majority in the Alaska Senate in Tuesday's elections and wasted no time choosing new leaders for the incoming...
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...
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...
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...
Lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

...Council recommended.The $44 million remodel was launched after Legislative Council Chairman Rep. Mike Hawker, an Anchorage Republican, signed a no-bid, 10-year lease extension.Hawker's Democratic opponent Sam Combs called the furniture...
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...
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...
Rent increases at Anchorage legislative office

...others in real estate said there were properties in midtown that would be cheaper.State Rep. Mike Hawker, an Anchorage Republican, negotiated the lease. He says there was simply no other property that could offer a competing proposal, and...
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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