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Hearing addresses string of Alaska inmate deaths advocates, families of dead inmates and correctional officers.The packed hearing was convened by state Sen. Hollis French, an Anchorage Republican, in response to calls from constituents.Among those attending the hearing was Vernesia...
Big Oil almost erases decline for FY 2014

...the state, we will drop our support for revising oil taxes, Wielechowski said in the June 10 release.State Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, joined Wielechowski in issuing the release.The revenue picture will take some time to finalize...
NAACP wants apology over politician's slavery comment

...responded to comments Sullivan made during a candidate forum Monday, featuring GOP rival Lesil McGuire and Democrats Hollis French and Bob Williams.Sullivan, the Anchorage mayor, was asked about right-to-work legislation, in which employees...
Senate candidates weigh in on same-sex marriage

...proposed constitutional amendment to strike Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage, submitted by Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, didn't go anywhere during the last legislative session.These questions were posed to the campaigns...
Parnell signs budget bills, makes no vetoes

...Parnell said it could be next fall, given how subject the state is to the vagaries of oil.Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, said the oil tax cut and budget are dangerous for Alaska's economy."You always have to keep...
Dems gear up for convention in Nome

...highest-profile contested race heading to August is that for lieutenant governor, featuring state Senate Minority Leader Hollis French of Anchorage and Palmer math teacher Bob Williams.Forrest Dunbar has been the more active Democratic candidate for...
Alaska's same-sex couples encouraged by national trend

...We really don't want to go to our graves without having equal rights," she added.Earlier this year, Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, introduced legislation that would have allowed Alaskan voters to decide if the state should allow...
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Lesil McGuire drops out of Lt. Governor race

...90,139.91 in income and $27,920.72 in expenditures - leaving 66,951.25 on hand. Democratic frontrunner Hollis French, reporting from Oct. 30, 2013 through Feb. 1, reported $22,605.28 beginning cash on hand, $52,831.72...
Couples challenging Alaska gay-marriage ban

...proposal to strike the same-sex marriage ban from Alaska's constitution, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, during the last legislative session, went nowhere. Republicans control both the Alaska House and...
GOP Lt. Gov. candidates appear at forum

...hopeful for U.S. Senate, along with Treadwell and Joe Miller.On the Democratic side, Senate Minority Leader Hollis French of Anchorage and Palmer math teacher Bob Williams are running for lieutenant governor. Byron Mallott is the highest-profile...


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