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  • Senator Olson Offers to Pay for Public Space in Nome for Governor Dunleavy’s Town Hall Mar 20, 2019
      Offer would turn the Governor’s town hall into a public event without terms and conditions placed on rural residents JUNEAU – On Monday, March 18, Governor Dunleavy announced a statewide roadshow to promote his proposed budget cuts. On Tuesday, the public became aware that the events in five Alaska cities were private and sponsored […]
  • Ketchikan Woman Busted on DUI/Reckless Endangerment Charges Mar 20, 2019
      Late Tuesday night, troopers received a REDDI report concerning a truck driving recklessly near Ward Lake in Ketchikan and responded to the location at just after 10 pm. Responding troopers located the suspect vehicle on Kelly Drive and stopped the vehicle. When stopped, the driver, later identified as 31-year-old Kaelee Kleinschmidt-Wright, fled from the scene […]
  • Opinion: Sustainable fiscal plan, reliable funding crucial for K-12 education Mar 20, 2019
      Last month, Governor Dunleavy unveiled his proposed FY 2020 operating budget, which among other drastic cuts, slashed $330 million from education funding. This budget would devastate public education and leave a bleak future for our children and communities. These severe proposed budget cuts have damaged Alaska’s reputation as a desirable place to live. Thankfully, […]
  • Trump Escalates Feud, Calling Aide’s Spouse the ‘Husband From Hell’ Mar 20, 2019
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump escalated his feud Wednesday with the spouse of one of his top aides, Kellyanne Conway, calling George Conway “a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!” Trump attacked George Conway for the second day in a row after the conservative Republican lawyer and critic of the president suggested that Trump is […]
  • SEARHC Hires Dr. Bruhl for System-Wide Position of Vice-President/Chief Medical Officer Mar 20, 2019
      JUNEAU – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has hired Elliot J. Bruhl, M.D. to assume the newly created systemwide position of Vice President/Chief Medical Officer (VP/CMO). SEARHC created the VP/CMO position to enhance the coordination and communication of the medical staff and the rest of the Consortium. Dr. Bruhl will begin on May 6, […]
  • Nation’s only Heavy Icebreaker returns Home following 105-day Antarctic Trip Mar 20, 2019
      SEATTLE — The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returned earlier this month to their homeport of Seattle following a 105-day deployment to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze. Operation Deep Freeze is an annual joint military service mission in support of the National Science Foundation, the lead agency […]
  • Senate Democratic Leader Responds to Governor Dunleavy’s Private Townhalls Paid for by Multi-Billionaire Special Interests Mar 20, 2019
      JUNEAU – Monday, Governor Dunleavy announced a statewide roadshow to promote his devastating cuts to vital state services. He announced five locations: Anchorage, Mat-Su, Kenai, Nome, and Fairbanks. On March 19, 2019, details surfaced that the events are private and paid for by Americans for Prosperity – Alaska, which is founded and funded by […]
  • Resource Development is Good for our Health Mar 20, 2019
      It seems as though we are constantly beating back the regressive ideas that the development of our abundant resources is bad, businesses are bad, people who work for businesses are bad, and on and on. Generally, our response to these views has something to do with revenue to the State of Alaska, jobs and […]
  • Final 2019 Native Issues Forum Mar 20, 2019
  • Proposal Would Allow PFD Donations to General Fund Mar 19, 2019
      JUNEAU – A bill was introduced in the Alaska Senate this week to give Alaskans the option of donating all or a portion of their Permanent Fund dividends (PFDs) directly to the state’s general fund.   “Many Alaskans have told me they wouldn’t mind giving up a portion of their dividends to pay for state […]


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