Pierce and members of the Kenai Borough Assembly have repeatedly declined to answer questions about the rumored complaint. Borough employees also have declined to discuss the issue or confirm the existence of the complaint.
As MMIP investigator, Sears was tasked with working on unsolved cases across the Alaska State Troopers’ area of responsibility. The position works closely with trooper investigators and criminal intelligence analysts within the Alaska Bureau of Investigation.
If it stinks everywhere you go, maybe it’s you.
On the same day that Kurka urged Pierce to act, Eagle River Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold withdrew her endorsement of Pierce’s campaign, saying that “a number of issues have surfaced regarding candidate Pierce.”
Peltola wins the special election in the 49th state on her 49th birthday… 49 years since a Democrat last held the seat.
Will it be Democrat Mary Peltola with the final rose? Or will Republican Sarah Palin pull off the rare comeback victory?
“I’m just a fishing guide, but if we don’t have normal people in there, Alaskans are stuck with the status quo,” he said. “And the status quo so far has failed us, failed miserably.”
The outcome of this race will look nothing like what we would have expected under the old system where political parties had final say in who could appear on the ballot. For the Democrats, that’s good. For the Republicans, that’s bad.
Tyson Cox, a member of the borough Assembly from Soldotna, said he regrets not being able to talk publicly about the issue. “The one thing I will say is, I’ve been doing this a long time … we’ve never had two executive sessions in one day,” he said. “Most people, I hope, recognize that part.”
Where choices were once obvious, we have an opportunity to decide between candidates who share common goals and are encouraged to think about the differences without fear of “throwing away” our vote.