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Senator plans to investigate Guard situation

...Katkus, the adjutant general who led the guard, and McHugh Pierre, his top civilian aide and the deputy commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.Huggins said he believe Katkus is a good man but acknowledged he didn't...
My Turn: Sullivan fought to silence Alaskans

U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan promises in his campaign material that he will be a fighter for Alaska. Depending on how you define Alaska's interest, this could be a really good thing or just the opposite.
Remembering September 11

Thirteen years later, the landscape of our nation is permanently altered by the events on Sept. 11, 2001. The day and the heroes who rose to the occasion are remembered each year across the nation and in Juneau.
Playing the health insurance blame game

Politicians and at least one interest group seized the opportunity this week to point fingers over the news that health insurance premiums for thousands of Alaskans may increase next year. Parnell blames Obama Gov.
Alaska Editorial: Political ads focus on trivia, not real issues

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Among those who have the power to do anything about it, this editorial will almost certainly fall on deaf ears.
My Turn: Alaskans are and will be better off under SB21

For those who don't know me, I was raised as an Air Force brat in North Pole. Maybe it is the former wrestler in me, but when it comes to Alaska's future - and that of my family - I have a hard time sitting on the sidelines.
Treadwell: Let Alaskans decide

Editor's note: Members of the Empire's editorial board met with Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, at the Empire on Aug. 9. The interview below has been shortened for length.
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Report finds lack of trust in Alaska Guard command

JUNEAU - A scathing report into allegations of sexual assault and fraud in the Alaska National Guard finds that victims do not trust the system because of a lack of confidence in the command. The report, released Thursday, was requested by Gov. Sean Parnell, who said he was angry that it had taken several years to get to the bottom of concerns.
Parnell picks apart issues

Editor's note: This is the second article in a two-part series detailing Republican Gov. Sean Parnell in his roles as an Alaska resident, governor and candidate for office. Republican Gov.
My Turn: Alaska met the challenge of its unfunded pensions

...brighter future tomorrow.? Angela Rodell is commissioner of the Department of Revenue and Curtis Thayer is commissioner of the Department of Administration.


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