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'Frankenfish' labeling admendment advanced by Congressional committee

Alaska's Republican Senator got a special kind of birthday present Thursday when her "Frankenfish" amendment was added to the 2015 Agriculture spending bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-23/frankenfish-labeling-admendment-advance
State | Local
Alaska Senate criminalizes cyber bullying

...Alaska Senate on Wednesday passed a bill making cyber bullying a misdemeanor offense.Senate Bill 128, sponsored by Republican Senator Kevin Meyer of Anchorage, makes it illegal for those under the age of 18 to use electronic devises to bully others...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-04/alaska-senate-criminalizes-cyber-bullyi
State | AK legislature
My Turn: It's not complicated: Alaska needs board members serving residents' interests

...bill to an unrelated bill that would reauthorize the state's Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Republican Senator Kevin Meyer criticized Chenault's maneuver as a "hijacking" of the domestic violence bill, and news reports...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-07/my-turn-its-not-complicated-alaska-ne
Opinion
It's in a bar, baby

...intends to insert money for the program into the state budget.Rough estimates put the first-year cost of the Republican senator's "War on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" around $1.5 million, but that money has not yet been added to the state's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-26/its-bar-baby
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Arctic issues are Alaska's issues

...treaty and take a seat at the table, but when the topic came up in late 2012 it was met with resistance by 34 Republican senators who pledged to vote against signing the treaty. Signing it, critics said, would sacrifice national sovereignty...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-05/arctic-issues-are-alaskas-issues
Opinion
Senate OKs gay rights bill

...Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a chief sponsor of the disabilities law, at a Capitol Hill news conference.Two Republican senators who voted against anti-discrimination legislation in 1996, Arizona's John McCain, the presidential nominee...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-08/senate-oks-gay-rights-bill
Sen. Murkowski and her 'Senate Sisters' come through

...could sign onto and dared her colleagues to come up with something better. A few days later, two more female Republican Senators signed on: Alaska's Murkowski and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, of New Hampshire, leading to a bipartisan group to negotiate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-20/sen-murkowski-and-her-senate-sisters-
Opinion
Tlingit-Haida hosts 'Native Issues' legislative forum

...live and raise families here."Future forums will include Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka, Republican senators Fred Dyson and Peter Micciche and Democrats Rep. Ben Nageak and Sen. Donny Olson.There are still several forums...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-30/tlingit-haida-hosts-native-issues-legis
State | Local | AK legislature
2013 ending on an up note

...Patty Murray (D-Wash) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc). As noted by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who was one of 12 Republican Senators voting for the budget, "It is a bipartisan agreement, a step forward for the legislative process, and provides...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-22/2013-ending-note-kate-troll
Opinion
Analysis: Dems reach breaking point on filibusters

...senators to block almost any action, to bar Obama nominees from three vacancies on a powerful federal appeals court. Republican senators didn't pretend the nominees were unqualified, which struck some Democrats as a virtual taunt. Democrats dismissed...

http://juneauempire.com/charles-babington/2013-11-29/analysis-dems-reach-breakin

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