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Begich furloughing staff amid budget cuts

...the cuts. Begich also has the highest number of staff among the three-member delegation, at 41.Spokeswoman Heather Handyside said 26 of Begich's staff will be furloughed for at least two days but perhaps four or more. Furloughed staff...
Begich listed as headliner for fundraiser

...Cicilline faces a primary Tuesday. Suggested contributions range from $1,000 to $7,200. McAdams spokeswoman Heather Handyside didn't believe McAdams would attend the event Tuesday. Begich has been helping McAdams, lending staff to his...
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Former Coast Guard cutter Storis put up for auction

...had been hoping to be able preserve the Storis, and find it a place specifically in the museum in Juneau," said Heather Handyside, a spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. "However, as you probably know, it does take a little...
New poll shows Miller, Murkowski tied

...15-19, showed Miller and Murkowski dead even at 37 percent each, with McAdams at 23 percent. McAdams spokesperson Heather Handyside disputed the poll's methodology, which included Murkowski's name. At the polls, voters won't be offered...
Begich to Parnell: Accept Medicaid expansion

...Mark Begich said Wednesday that the senator misspoke in an interview with the Juneau Empire Monday. Spokeswoman Heather Handyside said in an e-mail, "Alaskans who are eligible for subsidies to offset healthcare costs will receive those subsidies...
Poll shows Miller decline, possible Murkowski lead

...typically accompany write-in efforts, which could amount to as many as 10 percent of ballots cast," spokesperson Heather Handyside stated in the release. Miller's campaign did not respond to requests for comment by phone and e-mail Thursday...
Democrats see hope for regaining Senate seat

...rights for gays and lesbians. "Scott's not preaching, he's just honest" about his positions, said spokeswoman Heather Handyside, who described his town halls and meet-and-greets as "game changers" for some who attend. U.S. Sen. Mark...
Murkowski receives endorsement from Southeast Native organization

...Losing that segment of supporters to Murkowski could hamper the Sitka Democrat's chances. McAdams spokesperson Heather Handyside said the McAdams campaign hasn't given up on winning Native votes. "Scott will continue to reach out to Native...
Alaska delegation reacts to Obama's address on Syria

...interests are protected."Senator Mark Begich did not release a statement on the address. Begich's press secretary, Heather Handyside, said the senator was sticking to his Aug. 31 statement, in which he outlined several requirements that would...
Murkowski reports raising about $306K

...Committee, which has pledged more than $212,000 to his first statewide run for public office. McAdams' spokeswoman Heather Handyside said McAdams' fundraising shows his campaign has momentum heading to the Nov. 2 election. Since Sept. 30, she...


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