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Officials probing deadly circus tent collapse

...a building and fire code assessment, Degnan said.Leon Rideout, chairman of Lancaster's selectboard and a state representative, said the town has no ordinance dealing with licensing or permitting of circuses, but state law requires approval...
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Reinbold proposes constitutional amendment on term limits

...limiting the terms of state legislators.HJR 21, from Rep. Lora Reinbold, says that no one who has served as a state representative for four full or partial successive terms would be eligible to hold that office until one full term has intervened...
Former state rep drops interest in Senate seat

FAIRBANKS - A former state representative who was fined nearly $18,000 on ethics violations has bowed out of a race for state Senate.Former state Rep. Alan Dick had...
Chinese military risk looms, legislator says

An Alaska state representative thinks the state may be a risk of a military attack from China. And U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, speaking on the legislative floor...
Friday is the deadline for an international space art contest

The Federal Aviation Administration in Alaska is serving as the state representative of an international art contest. The theme is the 50th anniversary of human space flight. Entries will be judged in three age...
Regional News
Lawmakers eye cost of fish hatcheries

FAIRBANKS - A state representative from Anchorage and a state senator from Sitka are asking Gov. Sarah Palin to stop state spending on a fish hatchery under development...
Ethics panel eyes how states collect fines

...has no course of action if a lawmaker decides not to pay a fine. That's what the committee faces with a former state representative, Alan Dick, who was fined about $18,000 in 2013 for five ethics violations.Dick's violations included...
My Turn: Alaska is ready for Erin's Law" That message cannot be spread or strengthened enough. To that end, I implore citizens to contact their state representative. Urge them to pass Erin's Law this session.Nineteen states have passed Erin's Law. Last year, Erin's...
Independent Rep. Ortiz joins House Democratic Caucus

Newly-elected District 36 State Representative Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, has joined the Alaska House Democratic Caucus.Ortiz said he joined with House Democrats because of...
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Letter: Gara getting a bad rap on education

...say thank you to Les for the years of tirelessly fighting for education funding. It is rare these days that a state representative will go door to door. From the time I first moved to Anchorage, Les always personally comes to my house to ask...


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