Suzanne Downing

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Anchorage’s chief health officer has no health background?

In July, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz hired Heather Harris as the new director of the Anchorage Health Department. Then-Director Natasha Pineda had wanted to leave for months, and finally resigned for personal reasons. Harris slipped...

Governor tells Sen. Reinbold she’s violated ethics act with misrepresentations and wild allegations about virus

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has run out of patience for Sen. Lora Reinbold. In a scorching letter to the senator from Eagle River, he told her that not he, nor anyone in his Administration, will...

House creates Ways and Means Committee for Spohnholz to run

The Alaska House majority voted to create a House Ways and Means Committee today, which is a special committee that could slow down progress in the House of Representatives’ bill-moving process. The House is...

Committees accepted by House Majority, 22-17

In a 22-17 vote, the drama ended and the Committee assignments have been made for the Alaska House of Representatives. The report has been amended. Some changes were made to the report. Rep. Tom...

District 14 GOP leaders censure Rep. Kelly Merrick and Sen. Lisa Murkowski

District 14 Republicans met on Wednesday evening and passed resolutions to censure both their State House Rep. Kelly Merrick, who joined the Democrat-controlled majority coalition, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, for her role in the...

Is Bill Falsey the sleeper liberal candidate for Anchorage mayor?

If the strength of campaigns are seen in cash, Anchorage voters have something to mull over: Forrest Dunbar, the Anchorage Assemblyman running for mayor, has raised the most cash of all of the candidates,...

Dunbar, candidate for mayor, has friends in high places, like Democrats in Congress, National Guard

Forrest Dunbar, the leading liberal candidate for Anchorage mayor, has posted a hefty haul in his year-start financial report, and some names popped out that show how he has friends throughout the government. Currently...

Merrick jumps, named Finance co-chair for Democrat-led coalition

Rep. Kelly Merrick, who represents one of Alaska’s most solid Republican districts in Eagle River, made it final on Monday — she was joining the mostly Democrat coalition. Led by Rep. Louise Stutes as...

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