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Senate passes education funding increase

...Thomas, in a floor speech, called the increase a "modest" 2 percent that doesn't even keep pace inflation. Sen. Bettye Davis, D-Anchorage, emphasized her belief that districts must be able to project a few years into the future. She is...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-02-11/senate-passes-education-funding-incr
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Republican majority claims control of Alaska Senate

...Dunleavy of Wasilla, Peter Micciche of Soldotna and Rep. Anna Fairclough of Eagle River. Fairclough defeated Sen. Bettye Davis, D-Anchorage, on Tuesday.The other two members of the majority are Cathy Giessel of Anchorage and Fred Dyson of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-11-07/republican-majority-claims-control-o
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Educators and lawmakers say labeling schools premature idea

...educational assessment coordinator. That means August's rank could be based on this year's scores only. Sen. Bettye Davis, D-Anchorage, said she is nervous about the 2002 deadline. ''We're not ready.'' Statewide, school officials...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111401/ala_111401alapm0040001.shtml
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Peninsula faces suicide issues

...to adults they know, and we have a responsibility to help them when they're in crisis," Neisiger said. Senator Bettye Davis, D-Alaska, is sponsoring Senate Bill 137. If amended, the bill would expand funds for youth suicide awareness...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-01-16/peninsula-faces-suicide-issues
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Finding her way in life: Kalifornsky Beach student copes with vision loss

...goals. "With challenges come opportunities," she said. Koral recently worked as a legislative intern for Sen. Bettye Davis, D-Anchorage, making her the first legally blind person to work in the state Legislature in any capacity. She said...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/051809/new_346822531.shtml
Group supporting Senate bipartisan majority weighs in with campaign spending

...Coghill had more than $19,400.? State Rep. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River, took in more cash than Sen. Bettye Davis, D-Anchorage, raising more than $32,700 in her bid to unseat Davis. Davis, fresh off a contested primary race...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-09/group-supporting-senate-bipartisan-m
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Expanded suicide prevention training is time well spent

...high-school students. It includes an appropriation of $450,000 toward school-based suicide prevention efforts. Sen. Bettye Davis, of Anchorage, who sponsored the legislation, said the bill would help reduce the "silent epidemic" of youth suicide...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-10-25/expanded-suicide-prevention-train
Opinion
Oil tax fate likely tied to election

...D-Anchorage, and Republican Bob Bell; Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, and Republican Bob Roses; Sen. Bettye Davis, D-Anchorage, and Rep. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River; Sen. Joe Paskvan, D-Fairbanks, and Republican Pete...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-27/oil-tax-fate-likely-tied-to-election
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Republicans retain control of state Senate, despite loss of 2 seats

...grandchildren is what made the difference,'' Seekins said. Democrats started Election Day with two seats. Sen. Bettye Davis of Anchorage and Donny Olson of Nome did not face re-election. Juneau Democrat Kim Elton fought off an upset bid...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011602/ele_1106020006.shtml
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Senate backs bill changing attendance for some first graders

...passed 14-4 but could come up again next week at the request of a Senate Democrat who voted against the measure. Sen. Bettye Davis, D-Anchorage, objected that the bill did not go far enough. Davis is a co-sponsor of the measure. She said she...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030702/ala_030702ala0090001.shtml
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