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Sen. French returns, donates campaign money

Two months after dropping out of the race for lieutenant governor to make way for candidates Bill Walker and Byron Mallott to form a "unity ticket," Sen.
Reactions mixed after 'unity' announcement

There are no negatives. That's the official Alaska Democratic Party stance on the convergence of the gubernatorial campaigns of independent Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott.
Budget takes center stage

A statement independent Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker made earlier in the month on an Anchorage radio show came back to bite him several times during a candidate forum Monday in Juneau.
My Turn: A vision for Alaska in 2014

There is a special pride that comes from being Alaskan; pride in the fishermen helping feed the world; the oil workers coaxing a national energy resource out of the frozen tundra; the small business owners who are creating new jobs and new opportunities; the public employees providing for essential needs; and teachers and first responders who strengthen our communities.As Alaskans, we have always taken pride in bravely facing the challenges of living in this great state. And this year we have some important choices to make.
Port authority renews pitch for an all-Alaska gasline

The Gasline Port Authority is renewing its pitch for an all-Alaska gasline while at the same time urging lawmakers to stop work on Gov. Frank Murkowski's natural gas pipeline proposal.
Abortion as political fodder

...political decisions on faith instead of recognition of human nature. So it shouldn't surprise anyone that the Democratic candidate for governor, Fran Ulmer, should attempt to make the issue of whether a woman and her doctor should be the only ones...
Parties trade complaints about campaign infractions

The state's Republican Party leader says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fran Ulmer improperly received a $13,200 discount from a charter boat company for a May fund-raiser held in Whittier.
McAdams returns to quieter life in Sitka

SIKTA - Scott McAdams was back at work last week as head of the local Community Schools program.
Palin energizes supporters

The new star of Alaska's Republican Party lit up Juneau during a campaign visit to the capital this weekend.
Hammond: Focus on the fiscal gap

Alaskans would lose their permanent fund dividends for good and the state eventually would raid the fund itself without a plan to deal with the state's financial problems, according to former Gov. Jay Hammond. At a press conference Tuesday in downtown Juneau, Hammond said if nothing is done to fill the budget gap, which threatens to exhaust the Constitutional Budget Reserve in the next few years, the Legislature will be forced to dip into Alaska Permanent Fund earnings.


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