Monthly Archives: October 2010

Retaining Justice

By Dave Donaldson

Article Four of Alaska’s Constitution requires that every judicial appointee stand for a public vote – approving or rejecting the judge for retention on the bench.  A judge faces the retention vote every six years,  a justice of the Supreme Court, every ten years. Continue reading

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Murkowski Pushes Seniority

By Dave Donaldson

Senator Lisa Murskowski predicts that Republicans are not likely to take over the U-S Senate as a result of next month’s mid-term elections.  She was speaking to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce today. Continue reading

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Young-Crawford Debate

By Dave Donaldson

Congressman Don Young and his challenger, Democrat Harry Crawford, today faced an audience in Juneau more interested in specific issues than in personal ones. Continue reading

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Joe Miller Ethics Update

By Libby Casey

The Fairbanks Borough is not weighing-in on the claims of its former mayor, Jim Whitaker, that Senate candidate Joe Miller broke ethics rules while an employee. Continue reading

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Offshore Drilling: Not in Alaska

By Libby Casey

The Obama Administration has announced that deepwater offshore drilling can resume in the Gulf of Mexico – but the decision doesn’t affect Alaska, where shallow water drilling is on hold. Continue reading

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LNG Export License

By Dave Donaldson

The U-S Department of Energy has approved the continuation of Conoco-Phillips/Marathon Liquefied Natural Gas Export License shipments to overseas markets for the next two years. Continue reading

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Subsistence Review Is Ready

By Dave Donaldson

The U-S Department of the Interior is ready to make public its recent review of federal management of subsistence in Alaska. Continue reading

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