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Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

With a smoking ban bill in both the Alaska Senate and House of Representatives, Lucky Raven Tobacco owner Patricia Patterson took a different approach to express her disagreement...
LNG project ready to move forward after bill passes through Senate

...into the next phase of pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project under terms of a bill that recently passed the Alaska Senate. The House Resources Committee is hearing SB138, which would set state participation in the project at about 25 percent...
ConocoPhillips workers boost United Way Campaign

...member of the 2013 Kenai Peninsula United Way is Peter Micciche, who is currently on a leave of absence serving in the Alaska Senate. We interviewed Peter during the 2013 United Way kickoff in the fall of 2013, when he said, "I'm proud to help...
Senator proposes striking same-sex marriage ban

JUNEAU - The minority leader of the Alaska Senate on Monday proposed to strike the constitutional ban...proposal would need a two-thirds vote in each the Alaska Senate and the House before it could qualify for the ballot...
Oil taxes debated on Senate floor

JUNEAU - The floor of the Alaska Senate broke into an impromptu debate over oil taxes Monday.Sen. Cathy Giessel sparked the discussion in a special order, which is...
French to run for lieutenant governor

...That's part of our democratic process, and it needs to be honored," Mallott said.French was first elected to the Alaska Senate in 2002. He is a former prosecutor and has been an outspoken critic of the oil tax law championed by Parnell and passed...
Time to stand up against corporate interests

...both parties happy while remembering that the Alaska Constitution requires resource wealth to benefit the citizens of Alaska. Senate Bill 21 essentially says "trust the producers, they have your best interests at heart." We citizens were left...
Assemblyman seeks renewable energy tax break

...assessor's office and prove the system is renewable. The ordinance is possible because of provisions contained in 2010's Alaska Senate Bill 220, Smalley said. The borough assembly considered a similar ordinance several years ago, but skipped it over...
Micciche: Time for a change in Juneau

...residents will determine who represents their voices to Juneau, a choice that will determine the direction of the Alaska Senate. One candidate is a three-term incumbent; the other is a highly qualified, proven conservative Republican committed...
Bagley: Changes mean new challenges, new ideas

...time I am excited about Mark Dixson coming on board as our new City Manager. With Mayor Micciche moving on to the Alaska Senate we will have a change in the Mayor's position soon and there are basically two new City Councilmembers as well...


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