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Treadwell launches Senate bid

...Treadwell was surrounded by mainstream members of the Alaska Republican Party, receiving endorsements from former state House Speaker Gail Phillips, and former state Senate President Drue Pearce. Pearce later served as federal pipeline coordinator...
Federal prosecutors defend Kott verdict

Federal prosecutors are urging the judge who presided over the trial in which former state House Speaker Pete Kott was convicted on bribery charges to reject Kott's request for a new trial. Sound off on the important issues at They...
Photo: Political compadre

...Alaska Gov. Bill Sheffield speaks Thursday at Tony Knowles' campaign headquarters in Juneau. Sheffield and former state House Speaker Terry Gardiner were in town to rally supporters for Knowles. Sheffield, a businessman and Democrat from Anchorage...
Ethics committee finds evidence that Harris broke law

...Select Committee on Legislative Ethics made the ruling. The committee dismissed a complaint against convicted former state House Speaker Pete Kott. In the Harris matter, the committee concluded that Harris was doing Republican Party business out of...
Ex-VECO head says he bribed Ben Stevens

...issues at Former VECO Corp. CEO Bill Allen, 70, testified Thursday in the federal corruption trial of former state House Speaker Pete Kott. Allen and a former company vice president, Rick Smith, have pleaded guilty to bribing lawmakers...
Taylor to run for lieutenant governor

...Taylor said in a press release. Taylor will face at least one other GOP challenger in the Aug. 27 primary. Former state House Speaker Gail Phillips was expected to file this afternoon to be the GOP candidate for lieutenant governor. Taylor, of...
Gov. Parnell considers oil tax tweak

...Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share, or ACES, in 2007 at the urging of Palin and then-Lt. Gov. Parnell. State House Speaker Mike Chenault and 14 other members of the Republican-led majority wrote Parnell on Friday to say they were troubled...
Republican Bill Walker joins race for governor

...intentions, along with Gov. Sean Parnell, who replaced Sarah Palin after her surprise resignation in July, former state House Speaker John Harris of Valdez, and Gerald L. Heikes of Palmer. Walker was introduced by Fairbanks North Star Borough...
Weyhrauch's court appeal date set

...Appeals. Weyhrauch appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Weyhrauch had been set to be tried in 2007 with former state House speaker Pete Kott. Their cases were separated over the mail-fraud issue. Kott was convicted and had served about two...
Alaska showcase in New York needs money

...proposal for next year includes regular "Alaska Nights" with films, performers, athletes and others from the state. House Speaker Mike Chenault said it's unusual for lawmakers to be asked to fund a nonprofit out of state. "If all we're...


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