Category Archives: FLOTUS

Alaska News Roundup for July 27

  • Capital Hill this week will be all Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s mondo package of energy bills all the time! But that’s not all. The Hill also points out that highway funding, VA reform and regulations will also be fighting for some of that prized floor action air.
  • Reuters’s makes the case (with the help of some choice quotes by KFQD’s Dave Stieren) that in Alaska politics, Americans for Prosperity just isn’t relevant. To which AFP was all like, “Nuh-uh!!”
  • Rep. Don Young celebrated Ted Steven’s Day with a YouTube video where he urges Alaskans to get out and explore Alaska. It’s an eerily similar message to FLOTUSLet’s Move from February.Don Young

 

  • Those concerned about British Columbia’s trans boundary mine environmental issues are not about to feel any love from International Joint Commission for US-Canada water conflicts as APRN relay’s Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott’s news that the committee views this as a very local issue.

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Alaska News Roundup for June 18

  • A mondo piece of “almost-uninhabitable land, water and glacier that is about 1.5 times the size of Rhode Island” might become the ire of cartographiles if the Alaska Supreme Court rules that it should be included as part of the state, per the Juneau Empire.
  • The FBI and the North Slope Borough are now working together to discover how drug and monetary evidence from the borough’s police department went missing. The Arctic Sounder has the details on this ongoing investigation.
  • Kodiak Wants You! At least, the Kodiak Island Borough wants interested parties to know the filing process for the vacant Assembly seat following former Assemblywoman Carol Austerman’s
  • Alaska political wonks take note; Anchorage’s Sable Scotton (age 10) will be breaking bread with FLOTUS as the Last Frontier’s winner of the Healthy Lunch Challenge, per KTVA.

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  • The Juneau Empire has more details that are coming out on Charlie Huggins’ convicted staffer. It turns out that since her conviction for pointing a gun on her roommate, she has been receiving her salary…just not the full $10,404 monthly amount. The portion Deborah Grundmann has been receiving is still unknown.

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Alaska News Roundup for May 19

  • Update:  Dueling Dispatch op-eds!  Alaska AFL-CIO’s  president, Vince Beltrami, lays out his argument that the problems of budget gridlock should be placed squarely at the feet of the majorities.  While Sen. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage) pledges that there will not be a government shutdown.
  • The value over the taxable portion of the trans-Alaska pipeline is heating up again in Anchorage. The oil companies believe it is worth $2.6 billion (yes, that would be a “b”) while the state Department of Revenue has it closer to $7.7 billion, with the State Assessment Review Board having settled on a value of $10.2 billion in 2014. The devil is in the details and the Dispatch has the backstory and clarification into this important, yet complex issue.
  • Get your popcorn ready because the Frontiersman has lifted the veil off the Mat-Su Borough’s Department of Emergency Services with former ambulance service chief’s, Brian Wallace, side of the story behind his dismissal.
  • The New York Times has 5 Things You Might Not Know about Hillary, including that she worked the Valdez slime line after college. Check it out at the 1:38 mark.
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  • Things seem to be getting hot and heavy over at the 9th Circuit by Courthouse News Service’s description of US District Judge Russell Holland hearing where he dismissed Pebble Partnership’s complaint against the EPA over improper behavior with a former employee.

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