Gallup has released its latest poll on how Americans identify themselves. This poll has been done annually since 1992 and while 38% identify as conservative and 34% as moderate, this year marks the highest percentage ever of Americans identifying themselves as liberal at 24%.
Austin Baird with KTUU has the details of legislation heading to Juneau. As Rep. Les Gara (D-ANC) put it, “This is going to be a session of bills that don’t cost money.” On deck? A bill that will open up the primary system, which is closed on the GOP side to Republicans and Independents.
The diesel fuel spill by an Alaska Petroleum Distributors Inc. tanker will be taken over by the EPA according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, because the responsible parties lack adequate insurance coverage and lacked the financial capabilities to complete the cleanup.
The New York Times outlines Pres. Obama’s plan to make the first two years at a community college free for many students.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor wants to bring the borough’s old oil and gas liaison. According to the Peninsula Clarion, the position would total $67,000 for FY15.
Ron Wyden (D-OR) is reintroducing legislation that will prevent mobile phone companies from being forced by the government to build “back-door” codes that would allow the federal government to listen in to Americans’ conversations without a warrant, per The Hill.
The Peninsula Clarion lists the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s economy’s pros and cons. State economist Alyssa Rodrigues believes that the borough will weather better than the state as a whole with about a 3.5% job growth.
Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announced yesterday that she would be retiring when her present term ends in 2016. This has caused The Hill to speculate on the potential $1B Senate Race that officially begins today in CA, but one thing is for sure; Condoleezza Rice will not be throwing her hat into the ring.
The Ketchikan Daily News was on hand when the Ketchikan City Council began looking at how to cut $361,000 from its services and contracted services budget.
Politico Magazine lays out its case as to why Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will stay put in the U.S. Senate instead of entering the grueling and bloody professional sport that is a U.S. presidential race.
The Juneau Empire has an article about one of the casualties of Gov. Bill Walker’s budget cuts: Chinook research funding.
The Frontiersman has the details for application submission for those that would like to replace former assemblyman Jim Colver as he begins his new representational job as state legislator.
The cover art on the latest edition of the Alaska Journal of Commerce is causing Twitter to be all a flutter.