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The shadow of a federal case that never made it to court -- allegations by investigators that Bill Allen paid for sex with underage girls -- looms over an amendment introduced by Sen. Dan Sullivan.Dermot Cole
As the Alaska Legislature looks for ways to cut its own budget, its new office building in downtown Anchorage may become a target.Nathaniel Herz
The state's Department of Education and Early Development will likely face the steepest cuts of any department, said Sen. Mike Dunleavy, a key player in education policy in the Alaska Senate.Pat Forgey
Three Alaska Democratic legislators attended the inaugural meeting in Washington, D.C., last December of the State Innovation Exchange, meant to be a counter-force to a conservative exchange that supplies lawmakers with bills pushed by business interests and lobbyists.Nathaniel Herz
Republicans in the Legislature are brushing off efforts by Gov. Bill Walker to ease the conflict in Juneau over gas line proposals -- even though there's no plan that's actually guaranteed to get a line built.Nathaniel Herz
An Alaska Senate subcommittee recommended Friday that the state's medical school program continue to receive full funding, following a move by House lawmakers to phase out the program. Tegan Hanlon
Two amendments to the marijuana crime bill were brought to senators right before the floor session began, forcing a delay in hearing the measure. One amendment deals with marijuana concentrates; the other makes marijuana a non-controlled substance. Laurel Andrews

Photos: Anchorage mayoral candidates 'speed-date' voters

March 27, 2015 - 4:09pm -- EMillard
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Marc Lester

Seven Anchorage mayoral candidates participated in a “speed dating” event at Snow Goose Restaurant on Thursday. Prospective voters sat with candidates in small groups for five-minute intervals before a whistle blew to signal a switch to the next table.

As a result of her vote in the House against the budget, Eagle River Republican Lora Reinbold no longer belongs to any caucus, and she plans to use her independence to campaign on issues important to her.Pat Forgey

Lead:North, an Institute of the North leadership program for young professionals, hosted a “speed dating” event Anchorage mayoral candidates at Snow Goose Restaurant on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Seven candidates participated.

Marc Lester
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