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Republicans retain control of state House

...were holding sturdy leads in 24 districts. One of the closest contests was in Fairbanks, where incumbent Republican Jim Holm led Democratic challenger Scott Kawasaki by just 34 votes, 2,931-2,897, with all nine precincts reporting. In...
Alaska editorial: Changing the dividend

To hear some Alaskans talking, one might begin to think that money really can buy happiness. Fairbanks Rep. Jim Holm has introduced a plan for one final permanent fund dividend of $20,000 to eligible Alaskans, ending the dividend program once...
House bill targets hazards of illegal drug labs

...bill in the Legislature creating guidelines for cleanup of illegal drug labs passed its first committee Friday. Rep. Jim Holm, a Fairbanks Republican, is sponsor of the bill aimed in part at methamphetamine manufacturers. "We've had over...
Holm wants to cut public radio funding

...attempted to eliminate budget increases proposed by Gov. Frank Murkowski. But the budget subcommittee headed by Rep. Jim Holm, R-Fairbanks, rejected 4-2 his proposal Tuesday to eliminate $724,000 from the Department of Administration budget...
Former state Rep. Hayes to head UAF Alumni Association

...Fairbanks Alumni Association. The one-term Democrat had sought re-election but was defeated last month by Republican Jim Holm. Hayes earned his bachelor's degree in political science from UAF in 1997 and was elected student body president and...
Former lawmaker Holm to join redistricting panel

...legislative districts is nearly complete. House Speaker Mike Chenault announced Thursday that he'd chosen former state Rep. Jim Holm of Fairbanks. Holm will join former state Sen. John Torgerson of Soldotna and commercial pilot Albert Clough of Douglas...
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Alaska Digest

...state services. Members of the House Special Committee on Ways and Means were curious but guarded about a plan by Rep. Jim Holm, a Fairbanks Republican, at a hearing Friday. "He definitely has given us some things to think about," Rep. Peggy...
Lawmakers wax philosophic on proposal to tax tire sales

...would institute a $2.50 fee on each tire sold in the state and an additional $5 on the sales of each studded tire. Jim Holm, a Fairbanks Republican, encouraged members to vote yes on the measure, noting the money would go toward $65 million...
My Turn: PBS should listen to listeners and viewers

...summer and the carping from state and national politicians about the evils of public broadcasting. For example, Rep. Jim Holm, R-Fairbanks, despises public broadcasting, having worked tirelessly in Juneau to kill it. In public comments that...
Review board confirms two House winners

...race against Aniak Republican Ward Sattler. Salmon won by 68 votes, taking 3,048 votes to Sattler's 2,980. Rep. Jim Holm, R-Fairbanks, won with 3,364 votes, putting him 52 ahead of Democratic challenger Scott Kawasaki, who received...


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