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State moves toward selling dairy

...that began in June will not cover the gap now that wholesale milk prices are up 43 percent. Creamery Board Chairwoman Kristan Cole said the loss came as a shock. As recently as a week ago, the board believed Mat Maid would be in the black for a...
Trustee says Palin not involved with defense fund

...accepted money from it to pay her legal bills. "The governor is not, was not and has not been involved in this trust," Kristan Cole of Wasilla said Wednesday. Cole, a local real estate agent and Palin friend, said she had never talked about the...
Alaska editorial: Abuse of ethics complaints leads to bad politics

...against Gov. Sarah Palin. Kim Chatman complains the governor has violated state ethics law by having her old friend Kristan Cole set up and run the "Alaska Fund Trust," a legal defense fund to cover Palin's legal bills. We don't like the...
Board takes action to keep dairy open

...continue offering products with help from a $600,000 bailout Palin previously offered. New Agriculture Board Chairwoman Kristan Cole, also the new chairwoman of the Creamery Board, said Mat Maid might need to close but that the board needed to try...
Palin hit again with new ethics complaint

...bankruptcy," Palin spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. Palin supporter and friend Kristan Cole established the Alaska Fund Trust on Friday to help the governor fight what she called an onslaught of "baseless accusations...
Father in Palin stalking case wants restraining order dismissed, says his rights were violated

...Ted Stevens and that Palin "photographed multiple times" with him during her political career. Palin and a friend, Kristan Cole, originally obtained restraining orders against Shawn Christy last year, stating in court documents that he threatened...
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Alaska Digest

...more time to decide what to do with the dairy. "Right now, we have a lot more breathing room than we had," said Kristan Cole, chairwoman of the Creamery Board. In June, the company turned a profit of nearly $62,000, the first monthly...
Alaska Digest

...fertilizer. She estimated the increase would mean an extra $4,000 a month for her family. Creamery Board chairwoman Kristan Cole said the boost was needed to keep dairy farmers in business, at least until the state can finally decide what to do...
Palin backers set up legal defense fund to defend ethics complaints

...have come together to help the governor respond to these frivolous complaints that have really distracted her," said Kristan Cole, the fund's trustee and a personal friend of Palin. "Our goal is to pay the legal expenses to allow her to get...
Palin backers raising funds for her legal defense the start of the Iron Dog snowmobile race last winter. Palin has called such complaints frivolous. Fund trustee Kristan Cole said Palin's high visibility this week, after a trip to the East Coast and a public feud with talk show host David...


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