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Report: Inadequate records kept of National Guard complaints

An independent investigator who looked into the alleged culture of sexual assault and misconduct in the Alaska National Guard said Monday she did not find an "overt coverup" of incidents between 2010 and 2014 by Gov. Sean Parnell's administration, but that there was "a very unfortunate lack of information sharing between the National Guard and the governor's office."
State releases over 4,000 email pages in National Guard case

...of emails covering the National Guard scandal, but they revealed little new information into how former Gov. Sean Parnell's administration handled the allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.The state had initially released about 600 pages...
My Turn: Medicaid expansion has majority support, just not 'the majority'

According to a recent study, Alaska is either in a recession or on the brink of one. It's time for non-partisan solutions, not playing Russian Roulette with the economy. Alaska will lose 4,000 jobs statewide by September.
My Turn: The lipstick on a Legislative Council-spending pig

"It's just going to be putting a lot of lipstick on our pig," Rep. Mike Hawker said 18 months ago after signing a 10-year lease extension for the Legislative Information Office in Anchorage.
DOT commissioner brings back two deputies

...rejoin my team."Hatter was deputy commissioner of aviation under Luiken from 2011 to 2014 during former Gov. Sean Parnell's administration. Luiken resigned from his commissioner post in 2012 to work for private consulting firm RLG International...
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State to suspend same-sex marriage appeal

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear four same-sex marriage lawsuits similar to Alaska's Hamby v. Parnell, the state will ask the 9th U.S.
Letter: DOT public hearing circus shows need for new administration

...dead-end road, and in Skagway and Haines it was more like 10-1.Local opposition hasn't deterred Gov. Sean Parnell's administration, nor has the outrageous price tag. What has been even more frustrating, perhaps, for those of us attempting...
My Turn: Protecting salmon in a changing climate

The National Weather Service reports that 2014 was Alaska's warmest year on record. Even with record-breaking temperatures occurring all across the state, I see climate change getting framed as an "Arctic" issue.
My Turn: Parnell ignored Guard sexual assaults

As a U.S. Army National Guard veteran, I've watched with dismay as Gov. Sean Parnell's administration ignored reports of unpunished sexual assault in the National Guard. The stories sounded all too familiar.When I was in the Alaska...
Alaska Editorial: The people have a right to know

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: State Sen.


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