Tag Archives: Alaska

Trump To Alaska: You’ve Been Hit Hard By The Big One

Politico reports: President Donald Trump expressed his support for Alaskans affected by an earthquake on Friday, telling them to listen to emergency response personnel and calling the earthquake a “big one.” Trump has a history of comments after natural disasters that many have characterized as tone deaf or just plain weird. After Hurricane Maria, Trump and San Juan Mayor Carmen …

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Sarah Palin Reports Damaged Home After Major Quake

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Sarah Palin and her family are safe following two intense earthquakes in Alaska, however, as she tweeted Friday, her residence is not. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 7.0 magnitude quake near Anchorage, Alaska, at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Five minutes later, another, measuring at 5.8, struck again nearby. According to seismologists, both earthquakes had “epicenters …

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ALASKA: Tsunami Warning After 7.0 Magnitude Quake

The Associated Press reports: A 7.0 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage, the U.S. Geological Survey says. A tsunami warning has been issued 30 miles south-west of Palmer, Alaska. There are numerous reports of damage coming in. A magnitude of between 7 and 7.9 is considered a major earthquake that will cause serious damage. Terrified residents took to social …

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ALASKA: Gov Drops Reelection Bid, Endorses Democrat

The Alaska Dispatch News reports: Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday he is dropping his bid for re-election, and threw support to Democrat Mark Begich over Republican Mike Dunleavy. Walker, elected as an independent, made the surprise announcement at the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention, three days after former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly stepped down from both his …

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ALASKA: Track Palin To Spend One Year In Custody

The Associated Press reports: The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will spend a year in custody after a judge ruled Wednesday that allegations of hitting a woman on the head disqualified him from a therapeutic program for veterans stemming from a separate assault case. Track Palin, 29, has been accused of three attacks on people close to …

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Track Palin Again Arrested For Domestic Violence

The New York Post reports: The eldest son of ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was busted for assaulting an acquaintance at his Alaska home — his third domestic violence arrest in less than three years. Track Palin, a 29-year-old Army veteran, was arrested Friday night at his Wasila home on misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree domestic-violence assault, interfering with the report of …

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Track Palin Loses Bid To Block Media From Assault Trial

Anchorage’s CBS affiliate reports: The Anchorage’s Veterans Court judge has denied Track Palin’s request to ban the media from covering his hearings, but cameras will not be allowed in the courtroom. Track Palin, the son of former Alaska Governor and nominee for vice president, Sarah Palin, is facing charges for a run-in with his father that happened in December last …

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Track Palin Seeks To Ban Media From Assault Trial

The Associated Press reports: The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is seeking to bar the media from covering court hearings after he was accused of assaulting his father last year at the family home in Alaska. A lawyer for Track Palin, 29, filed a motion Friday to prohibit or limit media access to proceedings in …

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ALASKA: Anchorage Rejects Anti-Trans Initiative

I held off on reporting this earlier this week because there were still many uncounted ballots. But as of last night, we have a final result. The Anchorage Daily News reports: Anchorage voters have rejected an initiative that would have regulated access to restrooms and locker rooms by a person’s sex at birth instead of gender identity, a local version …

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Bristol Palin’s Husband Files For Divorce

People Magazine reports: Bristol Palin‘s husband Dakota Meyer has filed for divorce, PEOPLE confirms. The couple married in June 2016 and have two young daughters together, Atlee Bay, 9 months, and Sailor Grace, 2. Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, also has a son, Tripp, 9, from a previous relationship. A source knowledgeable of the situation tells …

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ALASKA: Assault Trial Date Set For Track Palin

Anchorage’s CBS affiliate reports: Sarah Palin’s oldest son is scheduled for trial in a case accusing him of assaulting his father at the family’s Alaska home. A judge Friday set trial for the week of March 27 for Track Palin after his lawyer said the case would not be ready for a late-February trial as initially set. Palin participated in …

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ALASKA: Track Palin Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charge

The New York Post reports: Sarah Palin’s oldest son pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony charge in the case accusing him of assaulting his father at the family’s Alaska home last month. Track Palin’s lawyer entered the plea on his behalf at his arraignment. The 28-year-old did not attend the hearing in person, but participated by phone. His parents …

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Sarah Palin Posts Happy Family Photo Showing Her Husband’s Bruised Face From The Assault By Their Son

The New York Daily News reports: Sarah Palin rang in the New Year by sharing an image of her bruised beau. The one-term Alaska governor stated on Instagram she and her family were heading out to their cabin for New Year’s Eve, her photo also featuring her daughter Piper and son Trig along with her still-injured husband, Todd. After Todd …

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ALASKA: Track Palin Remains Jailed As Court Issues Domestic Violence Protective Order For His Ex-Wife

The Anchorage Daily News reports: Track Palin, the son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, opted not to finish a therapeutic court program for military veterans to address a 2016 domestic-violence arrest. Wasilla police arrested Palin, 28, on Saturday for beating his father, Todd Palin, at his parents’ home near the Parks Highway. It was Sarah Palin who called police. …

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Track Palin Held In Custody For Beating His Father

The Los Angeles Times reports: New details emerged Monday about the arrest of Track Palin, the eldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, with charging documents saying he broke into his parents’ home and beat his father. Track Palin, 28, was arrested Saturday and is charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and criminal mischief; he remains in custody. A …

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Track Palin Arrested Again For Domestic Violence

NBC News reports: The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was arraigned Sunday on domestic violence charges, according to online court records. Track Palin, was arraigned Sunday morning on charges of felony burglary, assault in the fourth degree and criminal mischief for causing property damage in Wasilla, Alaska, according to court records. Track Palin was also arrested in …

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ALASKA: Trump Administration Threatens State Funding After GOP Senator Votes Against Obamacare Repeal

The Alaska Dispatch News reports: President Donald Trump isn’t going to just let Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s no vote on Tuesday’s health care motion go. Early Wednesday, Trump took to Twitter to express displeasure with Murkowski’s vote. By that afternoon, each of Alaska’s two Republican senators had received a phone call from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke letting them know the vote …

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ALASKA: Anchorage Elects State’s First Two Openly Gay Public Officials, Undercover Homocon Candidate Loses

Until yesterday, no openly gay person had ever been elected to any public office anywhere in Alaska. Today they have two. Alaska Commons reports: In 2009, the Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance banning workplace and employment discrimination against LGBTQ residents of the municipality. Then-Mayor Dan Sullivan vetoed the measure. In 2012, in an election fraught with voting issues, voters overwhelmingly …

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ANCHORAGE: Dan Savage Unmasks Undercover Homocon Candidate Endorsed By Anti-LGBT Politicians

Back in January, I reported that an anti-LGBT Christian group has filed a ballot measure to gut Anchorage’s LGBT right ordinance, which was finally approved in 2014 after years of viciously fought battles. In that post I noted that two openly gay men, including longtime JMG participant Christopher Constant, are now running for the Anchorage Assembly (the city council). Alaska …

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ANCHORAGE: Anti-LGBT Christian Group Files Ballot Measure To Gut Hard-Won LGBT Rights Ordinance

As longtime readers may recall, in 2014 Anchorage finally enacted an LGBT rights ordinance after many years of a very ugly battle. Anchorage’s NBC affiliate reports on the latest development: A group of concerned citizens is petitioning to have religious and other exemptions added into Anchorage’s anti-discrimination ordinance passed in 2015. Just before close of business Tuesday afternoon, the paperwork …

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