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Murkowski may get seat on education, health committee

...Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Sound off on the important issues at The Alaska Republican has been a frequent critic of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires student performance and teacher qualification standards that many...
Empire editorial: Robin Taylor must champion improved ferry service

...administration is sinking the system to prop up an expensive road-building plan. A roads proponent himself and a frequent critic of the ferry system's management, Taylor was not what ferry boosters had in mind for a system in limbo with aging...
Legislature to hold hearings on Lt. Gov.

...Chairman Hollis French, D-Anchorage, said he expects to have a plan to respond by late Thursday. Ramras has been a frequent critic of Palin on natural gas pipeline and other issues. The Legislature designated French to manage the Troopergate inquiry...
Farmer to resign from bear panel

...Sally Smith if bears are killed unnecessarily in Juneau. "That's not a threat, it's a promise," he said. A frequent critic of city government, Farmer pulled out of a 2000 race for mayor and a 2001 race for Assembly after calling on the...
Knowles wants more money for oil, gas oversight

...air and water quality testing and conduct oil spill response drills. Chuck Hamel, a spokesman for BP workers and a frequent critic of the industry, said the plan demonstrates shortcomings in the state's oversight of the industry. Hamel said...
State, feds ponder pursuit of more claims for oil spill

...freedom-of-information request by Rick Steiner, a marine biologist at the University of Alaska Anchorage and a frequent critic of the state's oil industry. Among the documents were a June 12 memo by Molly McCammon, then executive director...
Palin urges Canadians to address mine's acid drainage

...stop the drainage later. Chris Zimmer of the environmental group Rivers Without Borders has been a Taku watchdog and frequent critic of Redcorp's plans. He commended Palin and her administration for bringing up the Tulsequah drainage, but said...
Southeast legislators fail to save vetoed projects

...with Stedman, some legislators suggested. Stedman, co-chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, was a frequent critic of Palin before, during and after her vice-presidential campaign. "I think these vetoes were a little bit targeted...
Ramras touts support for Juneau as capital

...of the debate on state issues. In the Legislature, Ramras has been known as an ally of the oil industry, and a frequent critic of fellow Republican Sarah Palin. One of Palin's achievements as governor was passage of the Alaska's Clear and...
Knowles names 5 to Board of Game

...Robin Taylor, a Wrangell Republican. Taylor is a frequent critic of Knowles' policy decisions. Taylor said residents...Legislature, King said. Van Ballenberghe has been a frequent critic of strategies to reduce the number of wolves in Alaska...


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