Monthly Archives: June 2010

Michels Withdraws from Lt. Gov. Race

By Dave Donaldson

Nome Mayor Denise Michels has withdrawn her name from the race for Lieutenant Governor.   She was running in the Democratic Primary.  Continue reading

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Making A Better Foster Care System

By Dave Donaldson

Governor Parnell this week put the finishing touch on a large reform of the state’s Foster Care system by signing the last of the a series of statutory and budget changes that will give young people a better chance of success as adults.  Continue reading

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Changes May Be Coming on Sealaska Lands Bill

By Ed Schoenfeld

Sealaska’s controversial land-selection bill could undergo major changes soon. Amendments circulating among interest groups suggest shifts in selected timberlands and future economic-development sites. But nothing’s finalized.  Continue reading

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Tea-Party for Miller

By Libby Casey

The national Tea Party movement has endorsed Lisa Murkowski’s opponent in the Republican Senate primary.  Fairbanks lawyer Joe Miller got the big-league endorsement today.  Continue reading

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Applause for B-P Decision on Damages Funds

By Libby Casey

In Washington, Senator Mark Begich and other Democrats are applauding the announcement that B-P is putting $20-Billion in escrow and has canceled shareholder dividends for the rest of the year.  Continue reading

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AK Delegation Has Its Own Plans to Help Oil Spill Victims

By Libby Casey

As President Obama lays out the ongoing federal response to the B-P oil spill blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska’s senators are unveiling their own plans to help victims.  Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Gets Statutes, Not Enough Money

By Dave Donaldson

Governor Parnell tomorrow will sign into law two bills that were written to set the state on a course of meeting its own energy needs.  Although, the state has a long way to go to reach its potential,  the plans still give targets.   Continue reading

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Senate Considers, Rejects EPA Limits

By Libby Casey

After a lengthy debate today, the U-S Senate has rejected Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s resolution to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gasses.  Continue reading

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Murkowski Attempts to Stop the EPA

By Libby Casey

Senator Lisa Murkowski and a dozen other Republican lawmakers in Washington gathered before reporters yesterday to preview her plan to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of greenhouse gasses.  Continue reading

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Governor Rejects Denali Kid Care Increase

By Dave Donaldson

In addition to his line-item vetoes in the capital budget yesterday, Governor Parnell also lined out $36-million from the operating budget.   Continue reading

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