Lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

...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 purchase an example of fiscal mismanagement by Hawker and the legislative majority...
Mallott's rural campaigning hits turbulence

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Byron Mallott has run into an unexpected issue in...opinion from APOC. Zack Fields, the communications director for the state Democratic Party, blasted the opinion Tuesday."APOC is trying to kneecap the...
Native Corp. board member takes issue with Sullivan endorsement

...full board supported Sullivan. He said he is a Democrat at heart who has voted Republican in the past. He said he supports Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who is seeking re-election, but he also is wary about taking sides in primary.A spokesman for the...
My Turn: Candidates should pledge to be truthful, civil

...pledge" can't solve - it's called substance. In the 2012 Massachusetts race, Republican Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren effectively kept third parties off the airwaves. Five weeks before the election, however, political...
Begich weighs in on Hobby Lobby, Iraq

Alaska's democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is not one to hold back strong opinions, and he is adamant about his opposition to the U.S. Supreme...
Crossroads books $20M in ads for 6 Senate races

...criticism against vulnerable incumbent Democratic senators. While Crossroads cannot directly...more than $20 million in ads to help Democratic incumbents - many of them Crossroads...5 million starting Sept. 9 to make Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's re-election...
FCC rule change reveals political ad sales

...demographics they are trying to reach.American Crossroads - a privately funded political advocacy organization hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Begich - announced $5.5 million in ad buys starting in September for the November race.Not all the documents...
Empire Editorial: Another election, another frivolous complaint

...Indians conference in Anchorage earlier this month, a state Democratic party officer has now filed an ethics complaint against Parnell...through his press office and not his campaign office. Alaska Democratic Party member Lynda Zaugg saw another opportunity to poke Parnell...
New ad buys in Senate race

...Rove-affiliated American Crossroads, which has supported Republican Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan, in its latest ad suggests Democratic Sen. Mark Begich takes credits for things he didn't do, at least on his own. It draws from comments made by Republican...
Outside Editorial: Revive the Free Flow of Information Act

...the Obama administration's aggressive efforts to obtain information from journalists.In a letter to the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate, 75 media organizations - including Tribune Co., the parent corporation of the Los Angeles Times...


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