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Independent Rep. Ortiz joins House Democratic Caucus

...Ortiz means the House Democratic Caucus now has 13 members. Other new members of the caucus include District 21 Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, and District 5 Rep. Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks. The House Democratic Caucus will be led by Minority...
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Big win for incumbents on Election Day

...race. And at midnight, although it might be too close to call without absentee ballots taken into account, Democrat Matt Claman was ahead of his Republican opponent by half a percent in House District 21, West Anchorage."As a caucus, we're...
My Turn: 29th Alaska Legislature has new faces in new positions after election

...uncounted ballots are tallied. In West Anchorage, the seat vacated by Rep. Lindsey Holmes will go to either Democrat Matt Claman or Republican Anand Dubey, and with only 35 votes between them, predicting the victor is an exercise in speculation...
Anchorage focuses on problem of city inebriates

...public about $550,000, according to a health department estimate. During Wednesday's meeting, Assembly member Matt Claman, chairman of the public safety committee, asked if Heun saw the farm as a place people would go voluntarily. "It...
Anchorage audit faults former mayor, assembly

...economy crashed and city investments lost millions. Two weeks after Begich left office, his successor, Acting Mayor Matt Claman, announced a $17 million deficit in the 2009 city budget. The audit performed by MRW Consulting Group of Plantation...
Mayoral front-runners heading for runoff

...Sarah Palin triggered the Troopergate investigation. He finished fourth. The post had been filled by Acting Mayor Matt Claman since Democrat Mark Begich resigned after defeating incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens in the November election...
Sullivan wins mayor's race in Anchorage

...Dan Sullivan got 43 percent of the votes. Croft was second with 19 percent. The post has been filled by Acting Mayor Matt Claman since Democrat Mark Begich resigned after defeating incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens in November.
Anchorage homeless rate nearly doubles

...ANCHORAGE - Municipal officials say the homeless rate has nearly doubled in Anchorage in the last two years. Acting Mayor Matt Claman released the new figures Wednesday. The number of people homeless in the state's largest city is nearly 3,000 this...
Anchorage mayor to pay own way to conference

ANCHORAGE - Acting Anchorage Mayor Matt Claman said he'll pay his own way to attend the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors next week.Claman said he recognizes...
Prospects narrowing for gay rights ordinance

...administration is dimming. Tuesday is the cutoff to pass the anti-discrimination ordinance under the support of Acting Mayor Matt Claman, a Democrat. If the proposal is passed by the Anchorage Assembly after that, Mayor-elect Dan Sullivan, a Republican...


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