Suzanne Downing

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Zaletel recall moving forward

Undaunted by the failed attempt to recall Anchorage Assemblyman Felix Rivera, Anchorage resident Russell Biggs is moving ahead with a recall petition to remove Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel. The grounds for removal are the...

Pollock wins over Scallops, King Crab, and Salmon in Division of Elections mock primary

The Alaska Division of Elections, running a mock election to help Alaskans understand their complicated new election methods created by Ballot Measure 2, has closed the voting in the Seafood Favorites primary, and the...

Bronson homelessness solution: Temporary transition center near Native health center

The homeless in Anchorage are overwhelmingly Alaska Native and many need mental and physical health care. But they also need shelter in Alaska’s largest city, especially in winter. That shelter cannot be in...

Valerie Davidson takes over at ANTHC, steps down from university president

Former Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson stepped down from the presidency of Alaska Pacific University and to be the permanent CEO of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, where she has been...

Rep. Geran Tarr: The $525 PFD is a type of systemic racism

East Anchorage Democrat Rep. Geran Tarr unloaded on Facebook about the possible $525 Permanent Fund dividend the Conference Committee of the Legislature has threatened. She doesn’t like being held hostage, and she says it’s...

Conference Committee sets PFD check at either $525 or $1,100, as dividend becomes a bargaining chip for budget

The Alaska Legislature’s Conference Committee unveiled the Permanent Fund dividend for this year: It will be either $525, or $1,100, depending on whether the House and Senate can get enough votes to access the...

Breaking: Grand jury indicts former Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux for voter fraud

A grand jury indictment against former Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux was announced today by the Alaska Department of Law. Earlier this year, two misdemeanor election-tampering charges against LeDoux were dropped, but eight charges remained, and...

Unanimous: Anchorage Republican Women resolve to support Tshibaka for Senate

At the annual salad lunch of the Anchorage Republican Women’s Club, a powerhouse subset of the Alaska Republican Party, a unanimously supported resolution was announced saying the club is requesting the party’s State Central...

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