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AP investigation: Palin received special benefits as Wasilla mayor

...politics as usual, an Associated Press investigation shows. When Palin needed to sell her house during her last year as Wasilla mayor, she got the city to sign off on a special zoning exception - and did so without keeping a promise to remove a potential...
Wasilla increases mayor's pay

WASILLA - Verne Rupright isn't the most famous person to hold the job of Wasilla mayor, but he'll be the highest paid. The city council voted this week to increase the mayor's salary by $10,000. Previously...
Sitka elects McConnell mayor; Wrangell race too close to call

...elections in Southeast Alaska are far from unheard of.Sitka Mayor Cheryl Westover was elected in 2010 over former Wasilla Mayor John Stein by just two votes.But this year, in a three-way race, Assembly Member Mim McConnell convincingly defeated...
Palin upsets Murkowski

Sarah Palin, former Wasilla mayor and mother of four, was the clear choice of Alaska Republican voters, as of press time late Tuesday night, to be their nominee...
Candidate backs away from session relocation

Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin strongly supported an initiative to move the legislative session to her borough four months ago but distanced herself...
Murkowski, Binkley see support from big industry

Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin may be in the lead for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to several polls, but that hasn't stopped...
Palin seeks Republican nomination for governor

ANCHORAGE - Former Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin will seek the Republican nomination for governor. Gathered with friends Tuesday at her home by Lake Lucille, Palin...
Tax group jumps gun on Palin candidacy

WASILLA - Former Wasilla mayor Sarah Palin said she hasn't decided to run for U.S. Senate, despite a national tax reform group's description of her as...
Gubernatorial hopeful says lawmakers need to get out of the capital

Gubernatorial candidate and former Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin said she thinks the Legislature should spend more time outside of the capital. "If we shrink the legislative session...
Cities make pitch for sharing wealth to Palin

Alaska's cities and boroughs are hoping to share in the state's bounty this year, and former Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin may be able to help them from her new position as governor. Sound off on the important issues at Members of the Alaska...


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