Alaska News Roundup for April 7

  • Today is the Anchorage Muni elections. Click HERE to find your polling location. Polls are open from 7:00am-8:00pm.Election Info


  • Devin Kelly with the Dispatch reports further on Anchorage mayoral candidate Amy Demboski’s signage vandalism. This time, THERE. ARE. GUNS!
  • Matt Buxton with the Fairbanks News Miner explains the House Chamber drama that unfolded during HB115’s legality debate. The bill to has passed the House. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez explains that the bill would allow Alaska to claim federal lands (nearly 170 million acres) and that there is an extremely low possibility of the federal government being ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ with this development.
  • Fairbanks City Councilman Jim Matherly is throwing his hat into the Fairbanks mayoral ring. The Fairbanks News Miner has the details as to his early announcement for the October elections.

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  • Ready your IMSAI 8080 because we’re in for an update on Arctic War Games! Russia has upped the anti with the presence of military aircraft within view of Alaska! The Dispatch explains the where, possible why and what this means to The Last Frontier.

  • Recent FCC filings disclosed that former Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R-FL) Right to Rise PAC donated $5,400 to Lisa Murkowski, per The Hill.
  • Former Sen. Mark Begich is hanging his shingle at a new location! Politico reports that Sonosky Chambers Sachse Miller & Munson, LLP (the Anchorage office of the national law firm outfit) has hired Begich for his Native American affairs and congressional knowledge. Odd thing, Sonosky’s website doesn’t reflect their newest addition.Begich 2Begich


  • The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly is playing coy about announcing their support for Medicaid expansion.
  • Fishing guides will once again require a state license to operate within Alaska and Rep. Cathy Tilton’s (R-Wasilla) legislation will ensure the program is self-funding.
  • KTVA covered Sen. Dan Sullivan’s town hall style hearing about the new EPA’s proposed “Water of the United States” rule.
  • The Tennessean has the star power hit list of speakers for the NRA Leadership Forum. Former Gov. Sarah Palin outranks Donald Trump, but barely. There is also a quote from Sen. Lisa Murkowski on her bipartisan gun bill.Palin Speech


  • Read all about whom in Juneau have donated to the Anchorage Mayoral Candidates. The Juneau Empire names names, organizations and amounts!
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has officially announced his bid for the presidency. His website is up, complete with his get to know me video. Cool thing, The Hill says that he will be accepting bitcoins à la Cean Stevens.Rand Paul


  • The Frontiersman has the skinny on not one, not two, but three Emergency Services’ chiefs’ resignation from the Mat-Su borough branch.





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