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Anchorage Edition: February 27, 2009

By | February 27, 2009

mcarey-100thumbnailEach week, host Michael Carey gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics this week include:

  • Governor Palin stumps for a House bill to promote an abortion restriction bill aimed at minors
  • Palin is looking a little haggard and the press corps in Juneau is looking irritated with her, especially compared to last year
  • There’s disagreement in Juneau over how to handle incoming federal stimulus money
  • The death penalty debate in Juneau is in full swing
  • Governor Palin agrees to reimburse the state for some of her per diem payments
  • State is upset with BP over a powerful North Slope pipeline explosion
  • Louisiana Governor Jindal makes light of volcanic monitoring in the stimulus bill and Alaska blows its collective top
  • 36% of kids in Anchorage Schools are overweight, as was revealed in a new study
  • Alaska legislators may get a pay raise to more than $50,000 annually, a boost of about 100%, though they would lose their per diem benefit
  • The 90-day legislative session is extremely tight

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HOST: Michael Carey, freelance editorial writer for the Anchorage Daily News


KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, February 27, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

KAKM (TV) BROADCAST: Friday, February 27, 2009 at 10:30 p.m.; repeats Saturday, February 28 at 5:00 p.m.


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