Suzanne Downing

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Eagle River’s Joe Wright files for office but for which office? Senate?

The Chairman of Alaska House District 14 (now 22), Joe Wright, filed paperwork to run for the Legislature on Monday, and word on the street is that he is running for Senate Seat K....

Surprise: Joe Miller endorses Rep. Chris Kurka for governor

Former senatorial candidate Joe Miller pulled a good one on Monday: Instead of announcing his own campaign for governor, as many expected, he endorsed Chris Kurka for governor. Yes, the same Rep. Chris Kurka...

Go ask Alice: Rogoff mansion sells

The sprawling Campbell Lake mansion where the former owner of the Anchorage Daily News once hosted President Barack Obama has been sold. The sale price and the buyer are unknown, but the listing was...

Assembly chairwoman has security remove citizens from Tuesday meeting

Another Tuesday, another night of civil disobedience at the Anchorage Assembly meeting. Chairwoman Suzanne LaFrance had security remove two members of the public for the offense of having verbally expressed their discontent and protest...

Power grab: Assembly set to grant more authority to chairwoman and crack down on dissent from public who attend meetings

The Anchorage Assembly tonight will likely take up a proposed ordinance intended to crack down on all dissent from any of its members and from the public, and give vast authority to the Assembly...

Downer: Anchorage gets downgraded bond ratings after years of big-spending Berkowitz

Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings downgraded the Anchorage Municipality general obligation and certificate of participation bonds from a “AAA” rating to a “AA+” rating.  S&P also lowered its outlook on all general obligation...

Anchorage Assembly wants a lot more added back to budget, busting tax cap

The Anchorage Assembly liberal majority doesn’t plan to let Mayor Dave Bronson cut the municipal budget as he has proposed. Bronson had to make $7.5 million in cuts in order to get the budget...

Anchorage Assembly drafts timeline for redrawing political boundaries in city

The Anchorage Assembly Reapportionment Committee has published a draft timeline for redrawing political boundaries in Anchorage, which will ultimately affect which Assembly members represent which citizens. The voters passed a ballot measure this year...

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