While the field of candidates seeking to become Anchorage mayor is just beginning to take shape, one candidate is getting started early with an unusual approach to launching his campaign: Dan Coffey is airing his dirty laundry.
COMMENTARY: If the governor doesn’t withdraw his California nominee for the State Assessment Review Board and follow an unambiguous state law, the Legislature should reject confirmation of the former oil company executive.Dermot Cole
The executive board of the University of Alaska Federation of Teachers unanimously approved a resolution backing the University of Alaska administration in opposing a measure by Fairbanks Sen. John Coghill to allow people to carry guns on campus.Dermot Cole
Officials defended state plans to build a 200-mile road to the Ambler mining district, an isolated area with known mineral resources and no surface access, as well as a 50-mile road out of Juneau, the state capitol that can only be reached by air and sea.Pat Forgey
The state’s largest Alaska Native organization is rallying against a Senate joint resolution that would increase the membership of the group charged with nominating judges, saying there's no evidence the change is warranted.Jerzy Shedlock
Despite a number of questions lingering about a proposed natural gas project bill, the bill appears on the fast-track for a floor vote. It sailed through the Senate Resources Committee, and has dates set next week in House committees.Pat Forgey