Joel Charles

...around; he touched the hearts of many.Survived by mother Betty R. Charles; grandpa Daniel Charles Sr. ; children Arnold Haube...Priscilla Barr, Terry Charles Jr., Elias Tackabery, Diana R. Austin, Charette Okegawa, Christina Okegawa, Georgianna Okegawa...
Alaska lawmakers divided on public spending for art

...heard public testimony opposing the bill from Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla. It would eliminate the requirement to spend 1 percent...about hurting local artists and economies.Rep. Dave Talerico, R-Healy, said he appreciated the effort to save the state money...
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Empire Editorial: Don't be fooled by claims of a 'threat' from Russia

...crackdowns, sanctions and import bans. There's also been a lot of talk about the Arctic.In early March, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), made a point of questioning Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about Russian actions...
Pipeline bill sets up showdown with Walker

...predecessor, or he might see something he doesn't like and then have a right to try to negotiate something different. But Chenault, R-Nikiski, said the Legislature wouldn't be doing its job if it allowed the AGDC money to be spent without knowing how it was...
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Senate keeps pot edibles on the table

...protected.After a long debate, all Republicans except for Kelly and Sens. John Coghill, R-North Pole; Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla; and Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, voted against the amendment. It failed 6-14. Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak...
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Juneau turns out for budget plea

...general funds from the budget on top of several hundred million dollars in House cuts, Finance co-chair Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said at a news conference Monday morning. The state is facing a $3.5 billion budget shortfall next fiscal year...
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Alaska Senate reverses some cuts to University of Alaska system

...said Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, chair of the subcommittee somebody else."Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, chair of the House Finance...budgets.Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said the hope is that subcommittees...
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A 'devastating' attack on airwaves

...and four television stations serving the state - was zeroed out in a Senate Finance subcommittee led by Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla."My kids grew up on Big Bird and Electric Company - there won't be any more of that - but my main concern is life...
Bill to limit corporation role in alternate project advances

...critical to the discussion. But Giessel, R-Anchorage, said she hadn't asked them...Walker's letter.Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said he hoped that parties could...of agreement over the weekend.Chenault, R-Nikiski, has said he has been pressing...
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As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...nickels and dimes," Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said last week.One of last week, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, offered his point of view...January, Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, told a crowd at the Dena'ina...
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