Archive of: Alaska Politics

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November Issue 1 2013

EDITORIAL: AFN brings strong opinions

The 2013 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention was a time not just to have fun, visit and learn.

October Issue 3 2013

Mallott launches bid for gov; Fleener teams with Walker

Byron Mallott sees running for governor, in a way, as part of his journey as an Alaskan.

Former AG, DNR commissioner Sullivan enters Senate race October Issue 3 2013

Former AG, DNR commissioner Sullivan enters Senate race

Former Natural Resources Commissioner and state Attorney General Dan Sullivan ended months of speculation Oct. 15, officially announcing his bid for U.S. Senate.

October Issue 3 2013

Sealaska land bill awaits congressional votes

The Sealaska land selection legislation was inching towards votes in the House and Senate, but now must wait for congressional action on pressing budget and health care issues.

October Issue 2 2013

State, small businesses weigh in on health care strategies

While the battle over the Affordable Care Act had the federal government shut down, health care industry experts and affected groups gathered in Anchorage Oct. 4 to the future of discuss health care in Alaska.

October Issue 2 2013

Senators ask Parnell to lighten up on federal health care law

Two state senators are asking Gov. Sean Parnell to loosen up on health care reform.

October Issue 2 2013

Bears take advantage of shutdown for free meals

FAIRBANKS (AP) — Grizzly bears are getting some free meals thanks to the shutdown of the federal government.

Salary and characteristics of federal workers in Alaska October Issue 1 2013

Salary and characteristics of federal workers in Alaska

Federal departments in Alaska aren’t required to report their employees’ occupational data, which limits the state’s ability to look at the jobs and demographics of federal workers.

Film tax credits essential for latest feature September Issue 5 2013

Film tax credits essential for latest feature

Film industry insiders say Alaska’s film production tax credit is essential to continuing production in state, as it offsets some of the unavoidable costs associated with doing business in Alaska.