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The Alaska Department of Transportation released a new plan for a Juneau road Thursday, with Gov. Sean Parnell's re-election campaign following up by highlighting his support for the road. His opponent, Bill Walker, criticized  Parnell for trying to win local support with expensive capital projects.

 

Pat Forgey
Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, pulled no punches in her response to a self-described "fiscal hawk" who announced Thursday he will support her Democratic opponent.Alex DeMarban
Oral arguments in the case seeking to undo Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell's emergency order that allowed two gubernatorial campaigns to merge will be heard a week from Friday.Alex DeMarban
In a new TV commercial, the wife of GOP U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan criticizes incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, saying he is attacking Sullivan for serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and as a White House fellow and an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of State under President George W. Bush.Nathaniel Herz
A district chairman with the Alaska Republican Party has filed a lawsuit challenging the lieutenant governor's emergency order that authorized the "unity" gubernatorial ticket of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott, arguing that the merged ticket didn't constitute an "emergency" under state law.Alex DeMarban
Gov. Sean Parnell will announce the amount of this year's Permanent Fund Dividend, for the first time since 2011. Campaign rivals call the move -- coming during a gubernatorial race and with a higher amount expected -- a political stunt.Pat Forgey
A man who went on national television to tell how members of former Gov. Sarah Palin's family were involved in a brawl at an Anchorage birthday party says he was fired from his job after speaking up. Eric Thompson, who appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" last week, posted a video on YouTube Tuesday seeking work.Laurel Andrews
A 2012 lawsuit filed by gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker that challenged a settlement between the state and Exxon Mobil over development at the Point Thomson oil field is being targeted by the re-election campaign of Gov. Sean Parnell as anti-development.Alex DeMarban
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan says he will vote for an initiative to increase Alaska’s minimum wage to $9.75 an hour by 2016, after saying before the Aug. 19  GOP primary that he was opposed to the change.Nathaniel Herz
A National Guard general from Connecticut will lead the effort to restore the Alaska National Guard's confidence in its leadership. The appointment comes a little more than two weeks after an outside investigation found serious problems within the Guard's senior commandJill Burke

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