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Barnes falls, GOP retains or increases control of House

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Legislature will convene next year without veteran Republican Ramona Barnes for the first time in more than a decade. Barnes, a combative, colorful character who has been both House Speaker and a force...
Former Kodiak state Sen. Fred Zharoff dies

...another represented communities from the tip of the Aleutians to Metlakatla in Southeast Alaska. Former state Rep. Ramona Barnes, R-Anchorage, said she and Zharoff were friends despite being on opposite sides of the political aisle. Zharoff...
Veteran legislator Ben Grussendorf announces retirement

...years of my life in Juneau,'' Grussendorf said. He said he regretted the absence Wednesday in the House of Rep. Ramona Barnes, R-Anchorage, the senior Republican member. Barnes, first elected in 1978, and Grussendorf often provide institutional...
Public radio slated for budget cut

...the entire system across the board. Without those grants, stations could be forced go off the air, he said. Rep. Ramona Barnes, R-Anchorage, suggested that public radio could step up its fund-raising efforts and use a statewide campaign...
Lawmakers consider preferential use for game, fish

...very large constituency that has a different viewpoint of what a preferential use is,'' Hillstrand said. Rep. Ramona Barnes, R-Anchorage, asked Hillstrand whether using game to feed one's family was preferable to viewing wildlife...
House stalls disaster bill

...banded together in a makeshift coalition to block it. The measure comes up for a vote again on Friday, when Rep. Ramona Barnes, R-Anchorage -- a likely yes vote -- is expected back. The latest roadblock is only the latest chapter in the...
Candidates get in, out as filing deadline nears Republican Moderate, Clyde Baxley, withdrew to give Democrat Harry Crawford a clear run at incumbent Rep. Ramona Barnes, R-Anchorage. Crawford lost to Barnes by 72 votes two years ago. ''They had a poll that suggested that Clyde...
Low-income housing tax assessments get backing from House

...Anchorage. In Oregon, Washington and California, the projects are exempt from property tax, Halcro said. Rep. Ramona Barnes, R-Anchorage, said the bill was unfair to landlords who sought conventional housing and are taxed on the basis...


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