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Legislature confirms all but one Walker nominee


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature last week confirmed Jahna Lindemuth as the state’s attorney general Tuesday and approved all but one of Gov. Bill Walker’s nominees to boards, positions and key administration posts.

The lone rejection came near the end of an hours-long joint session, with lawmakers voting down the appointment of Drew Phoenix, a transgender man, to the state’s human rights commission.

Lindemuth, who had faced criticism for pursuing a settlement in a long-running land access dispute, won confirmation with relative ease, on a 52-7 vote. No one spoke against...

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