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Begich outlines campaign finance proposals

...called on Begich to sign an agreement, aimed at limiting outside money in their race. The idea was to ask special interest groups to stop TV and radio ads that support or attack their campaigns. If they didn't stop, the candidate benefiting...
Playing the health insurance blame game

Politicians and at least one interest group seized the opportunity this week to point fingers over the news that health insurance premiums for thousands of Alaskans may increase...
Alaska Editorial: Political ads focus on trivia, not real issues

...them focused on the issues. But the state Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the well-funded political interest groups that support each candidate, are only too happy to keep making unsubstantive, ankle-biting attacks in hopes that...
Who do you trust?

...leaders employed by ConocoPhillips? The leaders of the oil industry, bankers, chambers of commerce and other special interest groups that are all trying to buy your vote?I, on the other hand, have no vested interest in ACES or SB21, except for...
My Turn: Oligarchy in America

...They broke the responses down by income level, and then determined how often certain income levels, and organized interest groups, saw their policy preferences enacted.The study found that our elected U.S. Congressmen and Senators vote in...
My Turn: Why vote yes to repeal SB21?

...industry that is needed for our economy, but we don't need to give away the farm. The oil industry and special interest groups are spending millions to buy the farm and your vote. Believe it or not, they'll deduct those millions too.It's...
My Turn: Candidates should pledge to be truthful, civil

...D-Alaska, sign a pledge directing third-party special interest groups to cease airing television and radio campaign ads...Massachusetts Senate race. If a third-party special interest group pays for a television or radio ad supporting a candidate...
No end in sight for Outside campaign ads

...the odds of a deal seem slim at best."Senator Begich has campaigned relentlessly against third-party special interest groups, yet when presented with the only proven mechanism to make this happen, Begich refused to even entertain the idea...
State | Local
Forest Service will get public's help as it drafts logging plan for Tongass

...harvesting old growth timber and building roads," he said. "We started getting into a significant conflict with interest groups."This conflict has hurt the timber industry, he said. Over the years, once booming Tongass timber mills have...
KSM Pt. 2: A river runs through it, and that's the problem

...of the state and is more likely to submit impartial data. Another option, he said, is to hire someone through an interest group like a First Nation.Archibald said the source of his unease about KSM is in part related to Seabridge's confidence...


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