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Empire Editorial: Time to buy out TransCanada

...rancor, some unintentionally hilarious.At one point during a House Finance Committee hearing, a handful of Republican representatives grilled a state employee, asking her why the Legislature was in special session if the state commissioner...
Challenge to Legislature's expensive offices moves forward

...year for the renovated space, equipped with glass walls and trash cans that have motion sensors.Anchorage Republican representative Mike Hawker negotiated the lease. Opponents call the building the "Taj Mahawker."Gottstein's lawsuit...
Election Day turns into night of the Sullivans

...the vote by midnight. Eighty-one-year-old Young has held his office since 1973 and is the most senior Republican Representative. Young challenger and Democrat Forrest Dunbar garnered the nomination for his party by securing 64 percent...
Who gave what to where

...advocated for what. Upon closer examination, however, the state capital budget reveals it was Juneau's sole Republican representative who gave extra funding for education during the 2014 legislative session. Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau...
State | Local
Dunbar: 'I believe in local governance'

...30-year-old Democrat Forrest Dunbar is still battling to unseat 41-year incumbent Don Young, the most senior Republican representative in Congress. Dunbar, a Yale law school graduate and first lieutenant with the Alaska Army National Guard...
Rep. Young wins again

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, has won his seat for the 22nd time.The most senior Republican representative beat Democratic challenger Forrest Dunbar by about 11 percent, bringing in 50.6 percent of the vote."I am once again humbled...
Juneau businessman, statesman passes

...service."He was a champion for Southeast Alaska," Mallott said. Engstrom was elected to state office as a Republican representative in 1965, and two years later he moved up to the state Senate, where he served until 1971. Notable events from...
Prison bill moving in Senate

...the protection of the strongest anti-drunk driving laws in the country," said sponsor Norm Rokeberg, a Republican representative from Anchorage. The bill raises the fine for a first-time offense from $250 to $1,500; allows 10-year...
Weyhrauch leads Juneau candidates in contributions

The first round of campaign donation disclosure statements is in for state candidates, and local Republican Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch has raised more than all the other Juneau candidates combined.
Alaska budget forecast: $5 billion annual surplus

...more than $11 billion in "unrestricted" revenue toward state coffers. But while the forecast looks fat, Republican Representative Tammie Wilson of North Pole says that Alaska should invest in capital spending, noting that only one-third...
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