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State releases over 4,000 email pages in National Guard case

...had the same result in 2012 that I had in 2010 on the same issue," Parnell wrote in an email to his spokeswoman, Sharon Leighow, and Nizich was copied in to the note.Parnell has said Nizich went to the FBI when he heard about specific conduct...
Pentagon to investigate alleged Guard misconduct

...Gorske, assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard matters, said Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said. The scope of an investigation was discussed, according to Leighow.Alaska National Guard officials have said...
Gov. Parnell calls Fleener comments 'tall tale'

...a month earlier due to a family celebration of First Lady Sandy Parnell's parents' 60th wedding anniversary," Sharon Leighow, Parnell's press secretary, said. "Further, the governor informed the Alaska Federation of Natives Board of...
Alaska's same-sex marriage ban is overturned

...marriages. One couple is not yet married. The state intends to appeal the ruling, Gov. Sean Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said in an email to The Associated Press. Parnell said in a statement Sunday that he must defend the Alaska Constitution...
State budget director to retire

...Palin. It was not confirmed when she will leave the position. Neither Rehfeld or Gov. Sean Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow returned Friday afternoon requests for comment.The governor's office announced Thursday that it transmitted...
Spokeswoman defends insurance rate review process

...spokeswoman has said Alaska could offer more affordable options with a stronger rate review program.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said the state's review process was determined to be "fully adequate" by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
Controversial permitting bill nixed in senate

...move comes at the request of Republican Gov. Sean Parnell who introduced the bill last year.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said the governor asked to have the bill held due to "widespread misinformation on a couple of sections of the bill...
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Supreme Court denies Alaska's request in Alaska, and offices where couples could get licenses weren't open, but will issue licenses again Monday, Sharon Leighow, a spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell, said in an email to The Associated Press.Messages left for attorneys on...
Court agrees to review Roadless Rule

...until the court can give the issue a thorough review.""Today's decision is extremely disappointing," said Sharon Leighow, spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell. "It was the state's position that this case did not meet the criteria for...
Slumping oil prices means widened budget gap

...This fiscal year's state budget is based on an oil price of $105.06 per barrel, Gov. Sean Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said in an email. Of the $4.5 billion budgeted in general fund unrestricted revenue, 85 percent of that, or...


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