Suzanne Downing

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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...

Republicans in Alaska begin censuring Murkowski

On the Kenai Peninsula, District 31 Republicans have passed a resolution censuring Sen. Lisa Murkowski for her actions in the impeachment hearings against former President Donald J. Trump. That district isn’t the only one....

Governor transitions to ‘path to normalcy’ with no more mandatory airport testing

 Gov. Mike Dunleavy today said he will not be issuing another emergency order. At least not today. The emergency declaration is expiring and is not being renewed. Testing at airports will be voluntary from...

Technically disordered: No majority, no committees in the Alaska House

A handful of House members in session wasn’t enough today. Newly minted Speaker Louise Stutes of Kodiak had to call a technical session just nine minutes before the Alaska House of Representatives was scheduled...

Breaking: Louise Stutes becomes Speaker with Merrick going over for deciding vote

Rep. Kelly Merrick, a Republican from House District 14, was the one who became the 21st vote, putting Rep. Louise Stutes in as House Speaker today, in a Democrat-led majority. Speaker Louise Stutes The...

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