April 14, 2021


Dunbar files complaint with state against Bronson over alleged campaign finance violations

Anchorage mayoral candidate Forrest Dunbar is accusing opponent Dave Bronson of violating campaign finance rules.

In a complaint filed Monday with the state, Dunbar’s campaign asserts that multiple alleged infractions amount to tens of thousands of dollars in misreported campaign finances and illegally accepted contributions by Bronson’s campaign.

Dunbar’s campaign requested that the Alaska Public Offices Commission give the complaint expedited consideration because of the “voluminous and serious alleged violations,” the complaint states.

“Bronson’s approach to his campaign finances indicates either a gross fiscal incompetence or a willful disregard for the law and an intent to deceive the public,” Paula

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1 killed, 4 critically wounded in shooting at Bryan business; state trooper also shot during pursuit

Updated at 7:30 p.m. April 9: Revised to reflect additional charges.

Five people, including a state trooper, were hospitalized Friday, the day after a shooting at a Bryan cabinet-making company left one man dead. The trooper was shot while pursuing the shooter.

Bryan police Chief Eric Buske said officers were called about 2:30 p.m. Thursday to a shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets in southwestern Bryan, about 90 miles northwest of Houston.

Timothy Smith, 40, of Bryan was pronounced dead at the business, police said. On Thursday, four people were taken to a hospital in critical condition, one person was hospitalized

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State officials are investigating senator, wife for potential campaign finance violations

The exact allegations Sullivan is pursuing remain unclear. Sullivan has not referred any case against the Fattmans to Attorney General Maura Healey’s office, which in turn could pursue a criminal or civil probe of its own, and Sullivan’s office has not detailed what it’s investigating. The Fattmans’ lawsuit also accuses Sullivan of not providing a full explanation of the evidence he’s compiled.

But the Fattmans — in both their complaint and a lengthy statement released Friday by the senator — said that Sullivan launched a probe in December, including into contributions Ryan Fattman’s campaign made to state and local Republican

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Mental health talk to feature state experts and personal stories of struggle

The Colorado News Collaborative and its partners across the state, including the Summit Daily News, will host a conversation about mental health as part of the ongoing series, On Edge.

The talk will be hosted by Jordan Chavez of 9News and will feature Colorado Office of Behavioral Health Director Dr. Robert Werthwein; Eads resident Laura Negley, who faced debilitating depression; and Denver mom Dana Licko, who battles an opioid addiction.

The hourlong talk will start at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 18, and can be viewed on the Summit Daily News Facebook page, Facebook.com/summitdailynews.

To submit questions in advance

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Insurance Makes Michigan Costliest State for Car Ownership

The average cost of car ownership in the U.S. is highest in Michigan and lowest in Alaska, according to a recent study.

The estimates by Move.org, which provides referrals to moving companies and other resources for people who are moving, are based on the average cost of car payments, gas, car insurance and replacement parts across each state.

The average annual cost of car ownership in the U.S. is $5,264.58, Move.org says. In Michigan, the average resident pays $9,304.28 a year for their car, far ahead of second-place Florida at $6,765.22 and third-place Texas at $6,670.51. Delaware ($6,404.80) and Minnesota

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How much money each state will receive from Biden’s coronavirus relief bill

The massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that President Biden signed into law on Thursday afternoon includes hundreds of billions in funding for state and local governments, with New York, Texas and California poised to receive more than one-quarter of the total aid.

The American Rescue Plan includes $350 billion in unfettered aid for state and local governments, with $195.3 billion directed toward state governments and Washington, and $130.2 billion allocated for local governments. An additional

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