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Ryan to seek speakership if embraced

WASHINGTON - Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers late Tuesday that he will run for speaker, but only if they embrace him by week's end as their consensus candidate - an ambitious bid to impose unity on a disordered and divided House.
Nation and World
White, Gladziszewski win contested seats

Debbie White's phone was blowing up as she spoke to reporters Tuesday night at City Hall.
My Turn: Alaska's fusion candidacy

The Alaska deal is done. The state's Democratic nominees for governor and lieutenant governor are withdrawing from the race. And the independent candidate for lieutenant governor, Craig Fleener, gives up his spot. And so begins the...
Mat-Su assemblyman to run for lt. gov.

...Incumbent Craig Campbell, appointed after the resignation of Gov. Sarah Palin, announced last week he was withdrawing from the race. Alaska's primary is in August.
Regional News
Alaska unemployment in May at 8.3 percent

JUNEAU - Alaska's unemployment in May fell to its lowest level in eight months, 8.3 percent.
Assembly candidate withdraws name

...the District 2 assembly seat is down to three candidates. Candidate Mary Anderson announced Monday that she is withdrawing from the race. "After mindful reflection and discussion with supporters, I have decided to withdraw my candidacy for the...
Empire endorsements

If anyone doubts we live in interesting times, consider the local election campaign season that concludes Tuesday. Voters are asked to conssider important transportation issues; whether to continue to tax themselves to provide for schools, hospital expansion and recreational facilities; to limit the byproducts of tourism; and to select the best people to represent our collective interests.
Michels withdraws from Lt. Gov.'s race

JUNEAU - Nome Mayor Denise Michels is withdrawing from the race for Alaska's lieutenant governor.
Hats off to Mark

Hats off to Mark Farmer for joining Sally Smith. I was glad to hear him announce that he was withdrawing from the race for mayor and throwing his support to Ms. Smith. Mr. Farmer was straight spoken on issues. I may not have agreed with him on...
Chrises cross in Frangos race

When he kicked into his sprint, swinging wide to the outside to pass about four riders just before the finish line, it appeared Chris Scholes was on his way to winning his fourth straight title in the Nick Frangos Memorial Bike Race.


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