Forrest Dunbar is the Democratic candidate for U.S. House.Lifelong Alaskan and political newcomer Forrest Dunbar is young and determined. This Yale Law grad wants to be Alaska’s next Congressman. Dunbar is running as a Democrat. His social policy fits with that party, but he says he is more in line with Republicans on resource development.Download AudioCongressman Don Young was offered two options to appear on Talk of Alaska, and his staff said his schedule would not allow him to appear on the program.HOST: Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Radio NetworkGUESTS:Forrest Dunbar, Democratic candidate for U.S. HouseCallers StatewidePARTICIPATE:Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send e-mail to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcastLIVE Broadcast: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by e-mail, RSS or podcast.TALK OF ALASKA ARCHIVE
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted to introduce an ordinance on Feb. 14 that would put an end to the invocation that begins each meeting.\Listen nowSouth Peninsula representative Willy Dunne introduced the ordinance, which would modify Kenai Peninsula Borough code.The ordinance cites the “emotional divisions in our community” the invocation controversy has caused.It also points to the significant cost to taxpayers that may result if the current policy is maintained. The Kenai Peninsula Borough is currently involved in an ongoing lawsuit with the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska over the invocation policy.The ordinance was approved for introduction in a 5 to 4 vote, with Assembly Members Stan Welles, Dale Bagley, Brent Hibbert and Paul Fischer voting against.A public hearing on the proposed ordinance is scheduled for March 21.