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A story in Wednesday's Empire gave an incorrect first name for Gov. Sarah Palin's spokeswoman. Sharon Leighow is the governor's deputy press secretary and deputy communications director. Sound off on the important issues at
Fall session may bypass Juneau

...special session on the road system was only strengthened with this week's special session," Meghan Stapleton, Palin's spokeswoman, said Thursday. "It showed that not only can it work, but that it provides more Alaskans with greater access...
Palin directs agencies to seek stimulus funds

...has been consistent all along with her concerns regarding increasing the national debt and growing government," Palin's spokeswoman, Sharon Leighow, said in an e-mail Wednesday to The Associated Press. "She asked the Legislature to conduct...
Gov. Palin meets with transition volunteers

...made public but for now the administration is keeping them private and treating them like staff recommendations, Palin's spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton said. Among resources available to the transition teams were comments posted to the governor's...
Palin PAC reports $1.4M raised in 2nd half of 2009

...offered signed copies to people who donated $100 or more. "The fundraising tool was wildly successful," said Palin's spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, who was paid $54,000 in the filing period. SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford, who made...
Alaska editorial: Independent look needed at new oil production tax making an "informal investigation" into potential wrongdoing when lawmakers approved the law, according to Palin's spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton. The state, however, can't push too hard lest it complicate the federal investigation, which...
Levi: Palin wanted to adopt her grandchild Saturday. Excerpts of the interview were posted Wednesday on the magazine's Web site. Meghan Stapleton, Palin's spokeswoman, did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but has previously discounted Johnston's allegations...
Senior bonus no longer part of Palin budget

...people and discriminates totally, denies a penny to the most impoverished seniors in the state," Hawker said. Palin's spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said the governor had not looked at the House proposal yet and continues to push for reinstatement...
Washington governor explores economic opportunity in Alaska

...transportation matters, but I think this dinner is more about establishing a relationship with the two governors," said Palin's spokeswoman, Sharon Leighow. As for the port issue, Gregoire spent much of Monday reassuring shippers and other Alaskans...
State sending supplies to flooded communities

...damage in Eagle on Monday, accompanied by John Madden, director of the state Division of Homeland Security, said Palin's spokeswoman Sharon Leighow. Andrews said the state emergency management team is on the ground in Eagle "and will be there...


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