AM Alaska News Roundup for Feb. 10

  • The ongoing soap opera between Charlo (F*@k it, I quit) Greene and APOC over potential campaign finance law violations is covered by the Dispatch. To which Ms. Green responded with the following tweet:

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  • Rep. Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) has introduced legislation that legalizes assisted suicide for the terminally ill with the help of physician prescribed pharmaceuticals, per APRN.
  • Alberta is looking at Alaska with bedroom eyes over the idea of shipping oil-sands through Alaska, as the Keystone is quickly becoming a permanent pipedream, according to Bloomberg.
  • A Point MacKenzie farm might soon be wafting a different type of perfume into the air if the proposal to cover their fields with close to 2 tons of dry treated sewage sludge gets the green light. The Frontiersman explains the idea and that the state DEC public comment period on this issue ends March 3.
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s fight with the EPA appears to be one of slow and deliberate tactics instead of the guns a blazing style, per Politico.

  • The APRN covered the exchange by legislators regarding climate change that was more awkward than a middle school dance.
  • The Hill details the House Republicans’ framework to begin an ‘era of abundance’ in energy. It will be interesting, as congress hasn’t passed major energy legislation since 2007.
  • Sen. Dan Sullivan told Politico last week that he would support Aaron Carter for Defense Secretary, but confused the media outlet, as he was the only member of the committee that did not provide instructions to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for his vote.
  • Becky Bohrer with the AP explains the state DOT’s reasons for their proposed Blue Canoe serve reductions and which areas of the state will be most impacted. While the Juneau Empire reports that Sen. Anna MacKinnon (R-Eagle River) was concerned over the purported changes.
  • Max Buxton with the Fairbanks News Miner tweeted a link to explain Daylight Savings to be used as background for Sen. Anna MacKinnon’s (R-Eagle River) time killing bill.

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  • RollCall reminds readers the reason special elections matter. Case in point: Rep. Don Young was first elected into congress back in 1972 in a special election after the unexpected disappearance of Sen. Nick Begich (Mark Begich’s father). Rep. Young just began his 21st full term as 1/3 of our congressional delegation.
  • Alaska’s chapter of Citizens for Self-Government was included in a piece by The Hill that explains the different groups around the country that are ‘rising up against Washington.
  • This election cycle, the New York Times reports that the Democratic agenda is going to be all about the parents.
  • Brigham McCown wrote an op-ed with KTUU regarding Point Thomson and the natural gas pipeline.
  • Anonymous has determined its newest target: ISIS and their collaborators. The Hill reports that the activist hackers have posted Twitter accounts, Facebook pages and email addresses with times to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
  • Ketchikan showed their love or at least support for commercial cannabis in the face of potential outright bans by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly and Ketchikan City Council.
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