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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...
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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NYC, Calif. bills fight to protect caregivers

...accommodation" to caregivers."It could be as simple as the need to take a few phone calls during the day," said City Councilwoman Deborah Rose, whose committee is considering the bill."It doesn't say people with caregiving responsibilities get to...
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...
Republicans seek to replace Kohring

...three suggested replacements to Gov. Sarah Palin at the end of the week. Wasilla City Councilman Steve Menard and former Councilwoman Colleen Sullivan-Leonard both want to be the state's newest House representative. Both work on Palin's staff. They...
Homer rejects seasonal sales tax they require in summer, including increased police patrols, that must be maintained year-round. Homer City Councilwoman Beth Wythe said people recognized the seasonal tax would not hit just tourists. "They would be collecting more sales tax...
Write-ins sweep Angoon City Council election

...election results earlier this month after accusations of electioneering. "People are ready to move in a new direction," Councilwoman Lillian Woodbury said. She said the fact that people new to city government were elected shows that citizens wanted the...


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