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Councilwoman in North Pole resigns amid complaints

NORTH POLE - North Pole City Councilwoman Victoria Thompson has resigned. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Thompson stepped down to protect the city from potential...
Bethel City Council drops protests against 2 liquor licenses

...voters chose to support alcohol sales in the last advisory vote."The people of Bethel have officially spoken," said Councilwoman Alisha Welch, "and we need to respect their views and give the applicants a fair chance by withdrawing the protests...
France IDs top Paris attacks figure

...bouquets to escape what they feared was more gunmen."Whoever starts running starts everyone else running," said a city councilwoman, Alice Carton, who was at the square. "It's a very weird atmosphere."___Casert reported from Brussels. Associated...
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Recall vote on North Pole mayor is set for October

...abusing city credit card privileges and disposing of steel sidewalk shelters without city council approval. North Pole Councilwomen Dianna Lindhag, insurance agent Tammy Randolph and real estate agent Melissa Bidwell are leading the recall effort. The...
Soldotna eyes ban on smoking in restaurants

...Boedeker. Most diners are put off by cigarette smoke, say some council members and area restaurant owners. Boedeker and councilwomen Lisa Parker and Audrey Porter said they have heard a smattering of comments, mostly in favor of the restriction. Other...
Councilwoman sues over sales tax

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks city councilwoman has filed a lawsuit alleging that a petition to put a proposed sales tax before voters is illegal. In the lawsuit filed Thursday...
Alaska Editorial: Ketchikan doesn't need a smoking ban

...establishment.Wally Kubley, owner of the Sourdough Bar, outlawed smoking at his business May 1. This prompted Ketchikan City Councilwoman Marty West to ask whether the community favored an ordinance banning smoking in businesses. Kubley opposes such an ordinance...
Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan

...administration."We even meet with the president once a year, and it's a wonderful thing," Mala said.Carol Schurz is a councilwoman for the Gila River Indian Community in Sacaton, Arizona. She said the community organizes its own elections and consults...
Fairbanks spent $7k on mayor's $37.50 fine

...considered a legal campaign contribution because it came from a corporation instead of an individual.In the election, Eberhart beat Stiver, a commercial property owner and former councilwoman, by 1,502 votes to 1,396 votes.
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Northwest Digest

...Broke government faces more tax fights Sound off on the important issues at FAIRBANKS - A vocal tax opponent and former city councilwoman wasted no time in announcing she will organize a referendum aimed at repealing a jobs tax approved by the Fairbanks City...


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