Investigator says state senator did not ‘upskirt’ staffer

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:21
Legislative Affairs Agency concludes Sen. David Wilson held cellphone at skirt’s hemline, not below it

An internal legislative investigation has concluded that Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, did not sexually harass a legislative staffer in a June incident but did put her into an “uncomfortable situation” that was a “stressful, no-win predicament.”

Walker names members of climate change advisory panel

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:12
Roster of 15 public members includes one from Juneau

Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday morning announced the members of his climate change advisory board.

Young says Arctic drilling is priority from tax bill; Murkowski wants quality

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:24
• Rep. Young also wants more equal tax treatment for Puerto Rico • Murkowski says she’d like to preserve tax breaks for teachers

Murkowski and Young talk taxes with the Empire, as bill heads toward a final vote.

House speaker declines to speculate on Westlake’s future

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:28

An Alaska lawmaker has not responded to calls for him to resign amid allegations of inappropriate behavior, leaving House and Democratic party leadership waiting for his response.

Deputy Mayor Nankervis seeks to leap from city hall to Capitol

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 06:16
In interview, talks about his history and reasons for challenging Rep. Justin Parish

Deputy Mayor Jerry Nankervis doesn’t let much get in the way of his fall deer hunt. That includes a run for the Alaska Legislature.

House leaders ask Rep. Westlake to resign amid complaints

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 13:37

On Thursday, Alaska Democratic Rep. Dean Westlake said he apologized if an encounter with him had “made anyone uncomfortable.”

Bethel high school students caught selling pot gummy bears

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:00

BETHEL — High school students in Alaska were caught selling marijuana gummy bears to their classmates.

Father of child who shot himself arrested on weapons charge

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:24

ANCHORAGE — The father of a 5-year-old Alaska boy who fatally shot himself has been arrested on a federal weapons count.

Wasilla lawmaker says investigation clears him of claims of wrongdoing

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:23

An Alaska state senator is calling for the public release of a report and video that he says clear him of wrongdoing after allegations of inappropriate behavior toward a female House aide surfaced.

Commission delays cutting legislator pay until after elections

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 05:59

A state commission that recently proposed slashing legislator pay backed off from that decision on Tuesday.

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