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.
Educator Toni Mallott of Juneau received the prestigious 2013 Citizen of the Year Award from the Alaska Federation of Natives during its annual convention in Fairbanks.
JUNEAU - Democratic state Sen. Hollis French has opted against another run for governor and instead set his sights on next year's lieutenant governor race.
JUNEAU - Democratic state Sen. Hollis French has opted against another run for governor and instead set his sights on next year's lieutenant governor race.French announced the campaign on his Facebook page late Tuesday and confirmed it in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press.He said he will support Alaska Native leader Byron Mallott as the Democratic candidate for governor.
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.
...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...
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.
SIKTA - Scott McAdams was back at work last week as head of the local Community Schools program.
The new star of Alaska's Republican Party lit up Juneau during a campaign visit to the capital this weekend.
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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