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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...
Four southcentral legislators form 'freedom caucus'

ANCHORAGE - Four Republican state representatives from southcentral Alaska will promote conservative topics through a newly formed "freedom caucus."The four include Lora Reinbold...
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

...wilderness in ANWR, claiming almost the entirety of the block of land in the northeast corner of the state.The state representatives were ADF&G's Jason Cheney, Andrew Levi and Ashley Reed and DNR's Kyle Smith and Peter Boyer, according...
State | AK legislature
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...
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...
State | Local
Election Day turns into night of the Sullivans talking with Alaskans about the kind of leadership I can provide and that they deserve."All of Juneau's state representatives and senators ran unopposed in their respective elections, including newcomer George McGuan, who will challenge...
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...
My Turn: Alaskans want the best, and HB383 will ensure it

...a career or having to work through a legal matter, you want the best on your side. You wouldn't want me, a state representative and career small businessman, investing your life savings; you'd want Warren Buffett.I say that as a way...
KSM part III: 'A perfect storm' for mining push?

...the application."We've been reviewing portions of the 41-volume environmental assessment," he said.State representatives also participated in a 2011 public meeting in Ketchikan at which Seabridge Gold representatives (Seabridge Gold...
My Turn: Be ready to play legislator for a day

...just an elector.As a voter, you do pick a U.S. senator, congressman, governor, lieutenant governor and state representatives and senators. But you also have the chance to vote up or down three new laws that would legalize marijuana...


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