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1st redistricting plan may be sought
JUNEAU (AP) — A recent court decision dramatically increases the likelihood that the Alaska Redistricting Board will seek to have this year’s elections conducted under the first plan it adopted, the board’s executive director, Taylor Bickford, said Monday. In March, the Alaska Supreme Court ordered the board to redraw Alaska’s legislative boundaries, following a process laid out in an earlier court case, Hickel v....
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local GOP sends Parnell list for Gatto replacement
JUNEAU (AP) — Republicans from the late-Rep. Carl Gatto’s district in Palmer have sent the governor the names of three potential candidates to serve out the remainder of his term. Those candidates, according to the House District 13 Republicans, are David Eastman, Shelley Hughes and Marvin Yoder. Hughes had earlier filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, signaling her intention to run for Gatto’s seat. Th...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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FBI releases documents on probe of Don Young's spending
FBI releases documents on probe of Don Young's spending
Apr 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court sends back redistricting plan again
FAIRBANKS (AP) — A Superior Court judge has sent the Alaska Redistricting Board back to the drawing board yet again. On Friday, Judge Michael McConahy of Fairbanks rejected a revised plan redrawing the state's political boundaries that the redistricting board adopted earlier this month. That revision was crafted after an earlier plan was sent back by the Alaska Supreme Court. The high court ordered the board to re...
Apr 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman releases new book about at-sea rescue
A woman from Gustavus traveled to Kodiak this week to promote a new book featuring one of Kodiak’s own — city council member John Whiddon. Thirty years ago, Whiddon was a helicopter pilot in the Coast Guard when he became involved in one of the most unusual rescues in that service’s history. “Every single person from the Coast Guard said it was just the most bizarre set of circumstances that they’d ever seen in th...
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Wasilla distillery offers hemp seed vodka
WASILLA (AP) — During at least one 420 celebration in Alaska on Friday, you’ll be invited to pour yourself a drink instead of lighting up. In the counterculture world, “420” is the code for cannabis consumption, and April 20 — or 4/20 — is the holy day. But instead of passing around a joint, why not pour a drink of hemp seed vodka? Purgatory is the newest flavor from the Alaska Distillery, the Wasilla-based compan...
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds gather to remember murder victims Richard Belisle and James Hopkins (VIDEO)
Six days after a double murder that left two Coast Guard employees dead, more than 900 Kodiakans attended a solemn memorial service in a hangar at Kodiak’s Coast Guard base. Dignitaries including Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and Coast Guard Pacific Area commander Vice Adm. Manson Brown offered condolences to the families of Richard Belisle and James Hopkins. “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief, but gra...
Apr 19, 2012 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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1 dead, 1 hurt in Anch. shooting
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Anchorage police say one person is dead and another injured after a shooting Wednesday evening at an auto repair shop. Lt. Dave Parker says police are looking for a man believed to have fled on foot from the R&R Garage. The spokesman says an attempt to locate the shooter's trail with a police dog named Diesel was unsuccessful. The injured person was taken to a hospital. Neither victim was immediat...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard honors Healy crew with unit award
The Coast Guard on Tuesday awarded the crew of the Coast Guard icebreaker Healy its highest peacetime unit award, the Coast Guard Unit Commendation, for service in the winter mission to refuel Nome. Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, commander of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area, presented the award in Seattle, where the Healy is undergoing offseason maintenance. The commendation citation says the award recognizes the crew’...
Apr 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last hour approaches for historic U.S. icebreaker
JUNEAU (AP) — The USS/USCG Glacier is far from her prime and tied to a California drydock, but both of Alaska's U.S. senators have moved to get the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) to save this piece of floating history from the scrapyard. The ice breaker that helped found McMurdo Station on Antarctica and performed a record-breaking 39 Arctic and Antarctic deployments may become...
Apr 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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