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Capital move issue stays in spotlight

Republican candidate for governor Sarah Palin says she is not in favor of moving either the state capital or the Legislature from Juneau, while Democrat Tony Knowles...
Southeastern voters could swing results

Republican candidate for governor Sarah Palin is from Wasilla, one of Alaska's fastest-growing communities in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. It remains to...
Murkowski says he'll boost mining

ANCHORAGE - Republican candidate for governor Frank Murkowski says the state should help build roads to open remote mining areas, including one near Juneau. Murkowski listed...
Murkowski: Stay with resources

U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski, a Republican candidate for governor, today rejected major new taxes as a solution to the state's fiscal gap. In his annual address to a joint session of the Legislature...
Ignore the editorial

I'm not surprised the publisher of the Empire endorsed the Republican candidate for governor in the Sunday edition, given the conservative flavor of the editorial page in recent years. But I think Mr. Smith has it backwards...
Murkowski touts McCovey field to close fiscal gap

ANCHORAGE - As part of his plan to close the state's fiscal gap, Republican candidate for governor Frank Murkowski is touting what he says is a new North Slope oil field that could pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the...
What does Palin mean when she says 'biased'?

It seems that at a recent Chamber of Commerce meeting in Wasilla, Sarah Palin, the Republican candidate for governor, said that, if elected, she would be "biased towards the valley (Mat-Su) in the decisions I make." She added that she...
Fisher ma'am for Fran

...several years with the downturn in market prices, lack of processing support, and rising costs. The leading Republican candidate for governor says he will fix our problems by running off the environmentalists (how, he does not say), streamline...
Gail Phillips to retire from House

...served 10 years and had a real good run,'' Phillips said. Phillips, 55, has been mentioned as a possible Republican candidate for governor in 2002. She wouldn't say Saturday whether it was a job that interested her. ``It could be - I don't...
Murkowski: Resources can pay for education

...said he'd also emphasize parental involvement and measures to attract and retain teachers. Murkowski, Republican candidate for governor and a U.S. Senator, unveiled his education plan in a speech to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on Friday...


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