By Tim Bradner For the Frontiersman

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Sick and tired of political gridlock? There may be hope

Sick and tired of political gridlock?It’s understandable. Congress, locked in partisan combat, isn’t getting much done.In Juneau, there’s fighting over the size of the Permanent Fund Dividend.Can politicians ever work together to get...

State grants for regional marketing will help jump-start summer visitor season

State officials are distributing $10 million to nonprofit visitor marketing groups around the state, hoping to jump-start the 2021 summer season. Mat-Su’s Convention and Visitors Bureau received $170,385.Bonnie Quill, director of the Mat-Su...

Miners' association economic report shows bright spot in Alaska economy

One bright spot in Alaska’s economy is in minerals, and the Alaska Miners’ Association’s latest economic report for the industry bears this out. In a tough year when many Alaska employers cut their...

Anchorage’s mayor-elect names political veterans to handle transition

Dave Bronson, Anchorage’s soon-to-be new mayor, has named two well-known political veterans, Larry Baker and Craig Campbell, to lead his transition.Baker is a former Anchorage municipal chief of staff, legislator, and long-time businessman,...

State Senate unanimously passes Sen. Shelley Hughes’ industrial hemp bill

Sen. Shelley Hughes’ Senate Bill 27, a bill allowing for more business opportunities for industrial hemp, was unanimously passed by the state Senate Tuesday, May 11The bill allows the state to maintain an...

With most Anchorage votes counted Forest Dunbar and Dave Bronson appear headed for a runoff in mayor’s race

Anchorage officials counted municipal mail-in ballots Wednesday, including a surge of that arrived Tuesday. Forest Dunbar and Dave Bronson appear headed for a runoff race for mayor, with the election held May 11.With...

Surge of late mailed ballots delays initial Anchorage election results

A surge of mailed Anchorage municipal election ballots received on Monday will delay release of preliminary results, the municipal clerk's office said in a press release late Monday. Some 45,726 mailed ballots had...

State senate committee digs into contentious early education funding bill

Legislators in Juneau are working their way through a new Senate bill that would fund early education and provide assistance for children in reading. The bill also provides new state guidelines for third...

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