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Anchorage Edition: December 19, 2008

By | December 19, 2008

Each week, host Michael Carey gathers journalists and commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics this week include:

  • Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich’s work comes to an end as he heads to the U.S. Senate; we look back at his time in the Mayor’s office
  • Anchorage signs 5-year union contracts with firefighters, police and others — increasing city costs considerably
  • Former Alaska Senator John Cowdery pleads guilty to conspiracy charges in the ongoing Alaska Legislature / VECO corruption cases
  • U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-Colorado) is the appointed Secretary of the Interior for the Obama administration; what does this mean to Alaska?
  • Commission promotes significant raises for top state employees, including Governor Palin; public barely responds
  • One recent study suggests the migration from village Alaska to urban Alaska isn’t nearly as big a deal as everyone thought
  • Joshua Wade murder trial continues in federal court, focusing on what kinds of evidence can be considered
  • Republican House majority in Alaska picked up three rural Democrats as part of the team, building a 26-14 voting majority

NOTE: Anchorage Edition will return with a new show on Friday, January 9, 2009 on both KSKA-FM and KAKM-TV. A year-in-review program will air on KAKM-TV on Friday December 26 and January 2 (but will not air on KSKA-FM).

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HOST: Michael Carey, independent journalist

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KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, December 19, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

KAKM (TV) BROADCAST: Friday, December 19, 2008 at 9:00 p.m.; repeats Saturday, December 20 at 5:00 p.m.

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