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August Issue 3 2012

Group: Ads that prompted complaint fixed

The Alaska Public Offices Commission has refused to consider a complaint over campaign ads against the group "Vote No on 2" on an expedited basis.

Menard faces fight in expanded Senate district August Issue 3 2012

Menard faces fight in expanded Senate district

The new Senate District D in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is where one of the key 2012 state Senate races will play out. The redistricting board changed the district to include combine parts of districts now represented by state Sens. Linda Menard and Charlie Huggins.

Giessel, Arness want to break gridlock in Juneau August Issue 3 2012

Giessel, Arness want to break gridlock in Juneau

Challenger Joe Arness is taking on incumbent Cathy Giessel for the seat representing the new Senate District N, which stretches from the northern end of the Kenai Peninsula to South Anchorage.

Petersen has primary race to face fellow incumbent Pruitt August Issue 3 2012

Petersen has primary race to face fellow incumbent Pruitt

The new House District 25 in Anchorage is a combination of previous districts 21 and 19, essentially combining separate districts now represented by Rep. Pete Petersen, a Democrat, and Lance Pruitt, a Republican. Pruitt is unopposed in the Republican primary, but Petersen is opposed by Lynette Moreno-Hinz. Whoever survives the Democratic primary contest Aug. 28 will face Pruitt in the November general election.

Attorney, former Game board member vie to take on French August Issue 2 2012

Attorney, former Game board member vie to take on French

Republican challenger Bob Bell and Elizabeth “Liz” Vazquez are vying for District J’s Senate spot in the state primary. The winner will face Democratic incumbent Hollis French.

Kenai Borough president takes on incumbent Olson August Issue 2 2012

Kenai Borough president takes on incumbent Olson

Kenai Peninsula Borough President Gary Knopp is challenging incumbent Rep. Kurt Olson for the House seat representing Kenai and Soldotna in District 29.

Vote Yes on 2 to give Alaskans voice in coastal management August Issue 2 2012

Vote Yes on 2 to give Alaskans voice in coastal management

In a story as old as statehood, Alaska is once again challenged to defend its rights for responsible resource development against distant bureaucracies and well-funded outside corporate interests. In his 1955 keynote address to the Alaska Constitutional Convention, when discussing Alaska’s potential for resource development, delegate Bob Bartlett said, “The financial welfare of the future state and the well being of its present and unborn citizens depend upon the wise administration and oversight of these developmental activities.”

Vote No on 2 to protect  Alaska’s future August Issue 2 2012

Vote No on 2 to protect Alaska’s future

The August primary ballot includes Ballot Measure 2, which would create a new coastal management program in Alaska.

August Issue 1 2012

AP Interview: Gov Parnell seeks spending restraint

Gov. Sean Parnell said Wednesday that he wants to rein in state spending amid global economic uncertainties and declining oil production here in Alaska.

August Issue 1 2012

Former Murkowski aide to be released from prison

A former fisheries aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, convicted of falsifying his own fishing records, is scheduled for release from prison by Saturday.