Monthly Archives: January 2015

Inside/Outside morning news roundup for Jan. 1.

  • The Washington Post writes about the Supreme Court dipping its proverbial toe into 20th Century technology by finally uploading all documents filed with the court to the Internet. Next step, allowing hearings to be recorded and aired on TV ala CSPAN.
  • Anchorage Superior Court Judge Andrew Guidi issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the state from dismissing Brigadier Gen. Catherine Jorgensen. Jorgensen sued the state for firing her for what she called a “political Hail Mary” for former Gov. Sean Parnell to save his own job.
  • The new “Freedom Caucus,” which I reported on months ago, and which is comprised of four Southcentral legislators, is finally getting some press. The Juneau Empire has some of the details but left out the fact that one of rules, at least as conceived, requires members to bring a bible to the meetings and read aloud a verse from it.
  • The Hill details the upcoming battle royale over the budget between Congress and the president.
  • The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner has information about two ongoing issues for the Fairbanks area. The first is that the state hit send on its proposal to align the borough’s air quality with federal standards. The second involves continued confusion about whether the levels of solfolane in the water make it unsafe to drink.

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