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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...
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...
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...
Peninsula faces suicide issues 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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