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Lawmakers feast, dance with Juneau's Filipino community

...and the floor was cleared for performances by local talents - including one of Juneau's own Assemblymen. Senators and representatives - including Juneau's delegation; Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage; Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole...
Legislators file first round of bills

...executive and state and national legislative offices; repeals the special runoff election for the office of U.S. senator and representative.? HB 18 - Rep. Josephson - Extends health insurance subsidies to close the "health insurance doughnut hole...
Local | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Legislature has a duty to investigate Guard scandal

...allegations that until recently were shrouded in secrecy. This is the right move and deserves support from every senator and representative who claims to put the Alaska's interests first. What we can't afford is to pass the buck because someone...
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

...Drue Pearce and Lyda Green.In Alaska, women don't record history - they write it.Today, 16 Alaska Senators and Representatives are women who hold many key positions in the Capitol.I am proud to work with Sen. Cathy Giessel, a nurse...
What's next for Sean Parnell?

...edited for length. Q: You've been governor since 2009 and spent years as lieutenant governor and as a state senator and representative before that. What are your plans now that you no longer hold elected office?A: (Right now) we're kind...
Vietnam vets finally receive their 'Welcome Home'

...were recognized and presented with certificates by the Joint Legislative Veterans Caucus, made up of state senators and representatives. Five members of the Discovery preschool kicked off the ceremony by presenting "Welcome Home" signs they...
'Frankenfish' labeling admendment advanced by Congressional committee

...The Agriculture spending bill must be approved by the whole Senate, then go to a conference committee where senators and representatives will negotiate a compromise between it and a version passed by the House. Only if the "Frankenfish" amendment...
State | Local
My Turn: School choice would benefit rural education Alaskan voters can decide this issue. If you haven't expressed your views on this issue to your state senator and representative, now is the time to do so.? Jess T. Ellis, DDS, MS, has been an itinerate endodontist practicing in Alaska...
My Turn: SB 55 would raise insurance rates for Alaska consumers

...legislation to increase Alaskans' financial uncertainty in a weak economy.I urge Alaskans to call their state senators and representatives and tell them to oppose this legislation. We have regulations that work-there is no need to give insurance...
My Turn: Support reductions of Chinook salmon bycatch

...fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska. Comments will be accepted soon at the Council, but right now, you can call your Senator and Representative in Juneau and tell them that you support the resolutions to reduce Chinook bycatch, HR6 and SR5, and ask them...


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