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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...
Supreme Court rejects Kohring appeal

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a former Alaska state representative convicted of corruption.The high court in a one-line statement Monday said it would not review the case of Wasilla Republican...
State | AK legislature
Parnell says he's not threatening Ketchikan over school funding incorporated areas being treated differently than unincorporated areas, which do not have to contribute.A state representative from North Pole has introduced legislation that would repeal the required local contribution, and that has raised...
State | AK legislature
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...
New Parnell regulations are an invasion of medical privacy

...they are an affront to women but are unlikely to have any impact reducing the number of abortions. I hope our state representatives consider legislation to repeal these regulations.? Beverly Serrano is a Wasilla resident and a volunteer with...
State optimistic about Walmart seafood agreement

...evoked a response from Alaska's fishing industry and Gov. Sean Parnell, prompting a September 2013 visit by state representatives to Walmart's Arkansas headquarters. According to Susan Bell, commissioner of the Department of Commerce...
Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

...into U.S. airspace.Members of Congress and other politicians lobbied intensely to bring the work to their states. Representatives were jubilant about the likelihood that the testing will draw companies interested in cashing in on the fledgling...
Lawmakers OK Facebook for gov't work

...chairman Mike Hawker said legislators still can designate staff to log on for them under existing rules.Hawker, a state representative from Anchorage, opened the discussion, which lasted for well over an hour, saying he wanted to bring some finality...
Kookesh, others to challenge overfishing charges

...October, he didn't seek to be re-elected as co-chair of the Alaska Federation of Natives.Kookesh served as a state representative from 1997 until 2005, and then as a state senator until 2013. Kookesh suffered a heart attack in March of last...


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