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2008-08-29 15:00:02

The office of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the target of an investigation involving the firing of the state's top public safety official, authorities said. Sen. John McCain, poised to be named the Republican presidential nominee, tapped Palin to be his running mate Friday. The investigation arises from Palin's firing in July of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan, who has said he felt the governor's office pressured him to fire Palin's ex-brother-in-law, Mike Wooten, a state trooper who...

2008-08-29 12:00:03

First-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is Sen. John McCain's choice for his U.S. vice presidential candidate, McCain's campaign announced Friday. "As the head of Alaska's National Guard and as the mother of a soldier herself, Governor Palin understands what it takes to lead our nation and she understands the importance of supporting our troops," the campaign said in a statement. McCain, who turned 72 Friday, was scheduled to introduce his vice presidential choice during a rally at Dayton,...

2008-07-29 12:00:00

By Wesley Loy, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 29--JUNEAU -- Alaska legislators on Monday voted to spend up to $100,000 to investigate Gov. Sarah Palin's controversial firing of former state Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. The decision came from the Legislative Council, a bipartisan panel of state senators and representatives. The committee itself will not conduct the probe. Rather, it will hire an independent investigator to explore whether Palin, her family or members of...

2008-07-22 12:00:00

By Wesley Loy, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 22--JUNEAU -- The Alaska House of Representatives is expected to vote today on whether to award a Canadian company an exclusive state license and $500 million to pursue a natural gas pipeline. The vote will cap months of legislative hearings and work by Gov. Sarah Palin toward designating a preferred company for a megaproject to link the North Slope gas fields to consumers in the Lower 48. If the House approves the license -- and...

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