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Lawmakers fast-track bill to avoid paying Anchorage bonds

...on April 7 will decide the multimillion-dollar bond package.Sens. Johnny Ellis and Bill Wielechowski, both Anchorage Democrats, said it's unfair to change the policy because voting is already underway in Anchorage. They voted against the legislation...
Walker: Medicaid expansion, Interior energy bill must-haves

...another year of the 100 percent payment. He said upfront savings would be reduced by waiting another year.While minority Democrats have embraced expansion, other lawmakers have said they would like to see efforts to reduce and contain costs within Medicaid...
News's Gender Equality Bake sale, in which the Young Democrats club charged boys $1 for cookies and girls just 77 cents...Schott, a 16-year-old junior who is president of the Young Democrats, said she wanted to raise awareness "in a way that can touch...
Op-ed: The power of forgiveness

...groupthink. If you are African-American, for example, you are supposed to be liberal, angry at white people and vote only for Democrats. Those who stray from this ideological and political plantation are to be denounced and expelled.What should have happened...
Hillary's matter of convenience

...weeks of hounding, some of it by fellow Democrats, was something less than a tour de find out later they were neither.Democrats will be monitoring the polls to see if...recently carried stories in which fellow Democrats have criticized her.Without Hillary...
Beyond Clinton, many 2016 hopefuls have used private emails

...heat for her extensive use of a private email account to conduct official business while she was secretary of state. But the Democrats' 2016 presidential favorite isn't the only White House hopeful whose transparency has come into question. Several current...
Bob Franken: Bibi and Boehner

...President Barack Obama. Next, allow the president and his fellow Democrats to jam it to the speaker by forcing him to cave on his party's...speaker.Frankly, that would require cooperation from the Democrats ... just about all the D's teaming up with their enemies...
Lawmakers amend marijuana crimes bill

...The bill would allow established villages to opt back in to a new marijuana industry. That change was proposed by Bethel Democrat Sen. Lyman Hoffman.Alaska voters in November approved a ballot issue that legalized recreational marijuana, directed the...
Medicaid expansion event brings out lawmakers

...benefits everybody. At least 14 legislators - Republicans and Democrats - attended at least part of the event, which was crowded...has not taken up a bill calling for expansion from minority Democrats. Davidson, who also attended Wednesday, questioned Herrera's...
The Clinton foreign fundraising machine

...your support to Bill Clinton's re-election.In 2010, Democrats raised such a fuss about foreign money because they needed...Cross. By rights, the controversy over foreign money that Democrats tried to manufacture in 2010 should now be upon us, thanks...


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