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A Bishop's Perspective: Suicide is never a solution

...priority of the state and federal governments, which have funded suicide prevention programs in urban and rural Alaska with bipartisan support. So, I was shocked and saddened to learn that a bill has been introduced in the state legislature that would make...
Alaska Editorial: Pamphlet problems

...state's role here. Not to mention, political ads have been proven time and time again to work. The ads should go.A bipartisan bill introduced in the state House by Rep. Bob Lynn and Rep. Les Gara - House Bill 13 - seeks to do just that.HB13 is...
Empire Editorial: An ounce of prevention

...bill in 2014. This year she's co-sponsoring it with House Majority Leader Charisse Millet, R-Anchorage. Hopefully, bipartisan support in the House is enough to keep Erin's Law on track this time. Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, introduced...
Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...two-thirds of the state, including within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.A resolution passed the state Legislature with bipartisan support last year urging Congress to allow exploration and development on the coastal plain. A federal lawsuit brought by...
State | AK legislature
The shutdown demonstrates that we need a bipartisan coalition in the House

...Alaska State Senate was controlled by a bipartisan coalition of Republicans and Democrats...agrees with the political leanings of that bipartisan group, its existence at least proved that bipartisan coalitions are possible. Today, such...
Murkowski praises passage of duck stamp bill

...improving the duck stamp process for Alaskans and Americans has been a key priority for me and was one of the core elements of the bipartisan legislation I introduced earlier this year that stalled," Murkowski said in a statement. She said the bill stalled because...
My Turn: Higher education diversifies state economy

...ideas that are responsive to the needs of our state.We have many examples of this kind of good work. Just last year, with bipartisan support, Alaska enacted improvements to its student loan programs administered by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary...
Sealaska nears final land claim

...must-pass legislation that guides the U.S. Department of Defense's spending.Murkowski's announcement touted bicameral and bipartisan support for the Sealaska bill, which has been met with pushback by Republican lawmakers who wanted to protect public lands...
Hare beats tortoise

...of session," explained Rep. Les Gara, a Democrat from Anchorage. "If you want to work across party lines and have a bipartisan bill, you have to prefile."It's a subtle distinction on the surface, but having multiple prime sponsors - instead of...
State | Local | AK legislature
Not a bipartisan source

...paper by a woman representing the "bipartisan" American Legislative Exchange Council...them to push the right wing agenda, is bipartisan. The state insurance exchange she so...insist the authors do not try to pass as bipartisan.Dee LongenbaughJuneau


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