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Senate Judiciary considers banning synthetic drugs

JUNEAU - The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on a bill banning certain synthetic drugs even though the Wasilla City Council has rejected a similar ordinance.The bill, sponsored by Sen. Kevin Meyer, a Republican from Anchorage...
State | AK legislature
Supreme Court rejects Kohring appeal

...He appealed that conviction also, again on the grounds of misconduct by prosecutors. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals declined to take up the case.Kohring last year ran for a seat on the Wasilla City Council but was not elected.
State | AK legislature
Voters deny Kohring bid for Wasilla City Council

ANCHORAGE - A former disgraced lawmaker's attempt to return to political office has been rebuked in Wasilla, and voters have appeared to repeal a ban on the use of plastic bags.
Empire Editorial: Just say 'no' to Sarah

...shooting caribou with her dad on "Sarah Palin's Alaska."Sarah Palin was a good governor, for an inexperienced former Wasilla city official in her first term. She was a terrible choice for vice president - she lacked polish, experience with national...
Opinion | Sarah Palin
State split on coastal issue

...Both sides accuse the other of campaign irregularities.Local governments are divided. The Anchorage Assembly, the Wasilla City Council and the Mat-Su Borough are against it. The North Slope, Northwest Arctic, and Kodiak Island boroughs are...
Republican political heavyweights battle for lt. governor spot based on years of public experience - it should be based on vision and example." Palin served two terms on the Wasilla City Council before becoming mayor. If elected, Palin said she would use the same strategy in helping solve the state's...
Palin seeks Republican nomination for governor

...who are not going to approach all of our issues with just merely a partisan approach." Palin, 41, served on the Wasilla City Council, served two terms as mayor and spent about a year chairing the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission...
Even Democrats optimistic about Palin transition

...inexperienced. "I was used to it," she said. "I had already gone through that. I was very young when I served on the Wasilla City Council and relatively young as a mayor and manager of Alaska's fastest growing city." What some viewed as a vulnerability...
Communities make pitch for $100 million crime lab

...Chief Angela Long said the city would like the lab to be located in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, even if not within Wasilla city limits. Lab supervisor Orin Dym said the lab serves the entire state and could be built anywhere. But "a lot of our...
Republicans seek to replace Kohring

...Republicans are expected to send a list of three suggested replacements to Gov. Sarah Palin at the end of the week. Wasilla City Councilman Steve Menard and former Councilwoman Colleen Sullivan-Leonard both want to be the state's newest House...


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