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Dish Soap to Help Build Planes? Boeing Signs Off on Supplier’s Method. | #alaska | #politics

A recent Federal Aviation Administration audit of the production of the Boeing 737 Max raised a peculiar question. Was it really appropriate for one of the plane maker’s key suppliers to be using Dawn dish soap and a hotel key card as part of its manufacturing process? The answer, it turns out, may be yes. […]

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How ranked choice voting is bringing Alaska politics back to the center • Alaska Beacon | #alaska | #politics

At the beginning of Alaska’s legislative session, many veteran lawmakers worried about the infusion of untested legislators. Yet in a sharp departure from recent sessions, both sides of the aisle were patting themselves on the back for what they had accomplished after adjourning. With 20 new legislators, or one-third of the Senate and House, the […]

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Alaska 2024 Democratic caucus results | #alaska | #politics

Biden is the only candidate on the ballot April 13, 2024, 11:22 PM ET • 2 min read Alaska held its Democratic presidential caucuses on Saturday. President Joe Biden is projected to win, ABC News reports. Biden had been the only candidate remaining on the ballot (and already clinched his party’s nomination earlier this year). […]

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How 2024 Could Transform American Elections | #alaska | #politics

Updated at 11:55 a.m. ET on June 10, 2024 The nation’s tiniest state legislative chamber has been unusually prolific lately. In its most recent session, Alaska’s Senate overcame years of acrimony and deadlock to pass major bills to increase spending on public schools, combat climate change and a state energy shortage, and strengthen penalties for […]

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The Sunday Minefield – June 9, 2024 | #alaska | #politics

Summer is in full swing. Now that the June 1 filing deadline has passed and with more than two and a half months to the primary, there’s been a bit of a lull in Alaska politics. The budget was transmitted to Governor Mike Dunleavy (R – Alaska) by the Legislature this week. And Anchorage mayoral-elect […]

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Alaska Legislature approves seafood task force for sector in ‘crisis’ | #alaska | #politics

By Sean Maguire Updated: May 13, 2024 Published: May 13, 2024 Democratic Sens. Jesse Kiehl, Scott Kawasaki, Bill Wielechowski and Löki Tobin speak in a huddle after approving a legislative task force on seafood on May 12, 2024 in Juneau (Sean Maguire/ADN) JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature on Sunday approved creating a task force to […]

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OPINION: Alaska needs less partisanship, not more | #alaska | #politics

Voters dropped off their ballot for the special primary election for Alaska’s lone congressional seat at the Region II Elections Office at 2525 Gambell Street in Anchorage on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN) Partisan politics itself is not pure evil. Disruptive, yes. Phony, certainly. Shortsighted, no doubt about it. Partisanship is a […]

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Alaska’s Legislative Response To “Synthetic Media” In Politics – TCPAWorld | #alaska | #politics

Happy Monday TCPAWorld! Here is your fair warning, Alaska’s HB358 is rapidly on its way to enactment. In fact, as of May 9, 2024, the bill has already made its way to the senate. This is the third bill I’ve covered that protects against AI’s potential misuse in political campaigns. And to no surprise, it […]

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Robert Seitz: More on climate, politics, energy in Alaska | #alaska | #politics

Lake reflection. Photo credit: Bob Shem By ROBERT SEITZ My last column in Must Read Alaska resulted in a number of comments to which I am compelled to respond. In my attempt to disprove that Alaska is warming 2 to 4 times faster than the rest of the planet, I did not mention anything about the […]

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Alaska state judge considers fine against backers of ranked choice repeal measure | #alaska | #politics

By James Brooks, Alaska Beacon Updated: 15 minutes ago Published: 24 minutes ago The Boney Courthouse in downtown Anchorage, across the street from the larger Nesbett Courthouse, holds the Alaska Supreme Court chambers. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon) An Anchorage Superior Court judge will decide by the end of the month whether to uphold a […]

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