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What others say: Daylight saving time a necessary inconvenience

On Tuesday, the Alaska Senate's State Affairs Committee advanced a bill that would exempt the 49th state from daylight saving time starting in 2017.It sounds...
Senate majority eyes October target for gas line session

JUNEAU - Members of the Alaska Senate's Republican-led majority on Monday said they are targeting October for a special session on issues related to the liquefied...
Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

...this bill, but it is an issue proponents are particularly sensitive to given the history of marijuana policy in Alaska."Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, said she expected the defense provision to be a subject...
Voices of Alaska: Alaska is ready for Erin's Law

...Erin's Law this legislative session.Nineteen states have passed Erin's Law. Last year, Erin's Law passed in the Alaska Senate, but failed to pass in the Alaska House of Representatives. With early bi-partisan support, there's no reason...
Senate majority looks to hire ex-military affairs official

...leadership change following problems within the Alaska National Guard, has been offered a contract to work with the Alaska Senate majority press office.In an email to members Monday, Senate President Kevin Meyer said he had decided to hire McHugh...
Senate candidates vie for veterans' votes

...heartbroken if Begich wins.Those mixed feelings hint at the tough competition for the support of veterans in the Alaska Senate race this year."I wouldn't be particularly happy that a Democrat won, but I wouldn't be worried as a veteran...
Peter Micciche: People come before politics

...000 skippers I represent in District O." On Nov. 4, I am reapplying for my job representing District O in the Alaska Senate.Past job performance is important. As a freshmen senator last session, we had a successful term leading and serving...
Sullivan defeats Begich in Alaska Senate race

JUNEAU - Republican Dan Sullivan spent Tuesday night checking in on election returns, hanging out with his family and watching the movie "Patton." On Wednesday, he was on his way to Washington, D.C.
Begich concedes race to Sullivan

JUNEAU - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich conceded the Alaska Senate race to Republican Dan Sullivan on Monday, nearly two weeks after the hard-fought election.Begich said he congratulated Sullivan...
Micciche: People before politics in District O

...for future generations of Alaskans.I am asking you again for your vote and active support for a second term in the Alaska Senate. In the meantime, I'm always available at the office, on e-mail or at 398-6759 if my staff or I can help you...


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