September 4, 2008
by Aniela Whah-Wallis Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 ANCHORAGE, Alaska-- Gov. Palin's husband, Todd Palin gave the introductions Thursday for the woman who could become the first lady. Todd Palin introduced John McCain's wife, Cindy at a luncheon in her honor in Minneapolis. Todd said the Palin family has had quite a week. "If someone had told me that 10 days ago I would be standing here today introducing Cindy McCain, I would have thought that they were nuts.
October 7, 2008
by Rebecca Palsha Monday, October 6, 2008 ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The so-called "Palin Truth Squad," working for the McCain-Palin campaign, told reporters on Monday that Todd Palin will give written testimony to the Legislature's investigator, Steve Branchflower. "We believe that the written responses to these (questions) will satisfy the Judiciary Committee subpoena that was served upon Mr. Palin," McCain-Palin spokesperson Meghan Stapleton said. The campaign has been fighting the legislative investigation, saying the Personnel Board is the legal route.
January 26, 2012
Iron Dog announced that Scott Davis has confirmed that he will be partnered with Todd Palin in the 2012 Iron Dog race. The announcement brings questions about who Palins former partner, Eric Quam will race with. So far, there are only rumors. Iron Dog suspects that Mark McKenna (who is partnered with Dusty VanMeter) may still be struggling with his shoulder injury causing him to possibly drop out. Unofficial speculation is that Quam and VanMeter will join forces. The rules on switching partners state that substitutions are allowed under race rules, so long as paperwork is in on time.
October 5, 2008
by Channel 2 News staff Sunday, October 5, 2008 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Seven state employees are now willing to testify in the Troopergate investigation, Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg said Sunday. The Legislature's investigation is being led by former state prosecutor Steve Branchflower and his report is expected to be released by Friday. The employees were subpoenaed for the investigation, but the state Department of Law challenged those subpoenas in court.
February 22, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Monday, February 22, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Winning the Iron Dog takes perfection: No getting lost, no running out of gas, and no wrecks. Add to that list no personal injuries. Seven-time champion Scott Davis and partner Todd Palin scratched Monday because of a back injury sustained by Davis outside of Rainy Pass. It is a sport of reliance. You cannot continue solo. Davis has 20 finishes, the most in the history of the world's longest snowmachine race, and his seven titles are tied for the most all-time with John Faeo.
November 1, 2012
Registration for the 2013 Iron Dog ended on Halloween and 80 Pro Class riders and 34 Trail Class riders signed up. Of the field, more than 50-percent are first time competitors. Those signed up to compete in 2013 include the 2012 championship team Dusty VanMeter and Marc McKenna, along with previous winning teams Todd Minnick and Nick Olstad, and Todd Palin and Scott Davis. The Iron Dog course is over 2000 miles long, starting in Big Lake with a halfway stop in Nome and finishing in Fairbanks. The race is set to begin Sunday, February 17th.
July 8, 2009
Gov. Sarah Palin was in Bristol Bay Monday, where she granted interviews to several national television networks. All of them wanted more details about why she plans to resign later this month -- as the Palins tried to net salmon, reporters fished for answers. CNN brought its cameras. ABC news was there too, as well as NBC's Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell met Palin's famous son Trig, and tried to pry information out of her daughter, Piper. "Piper, which way did you vote when your mom polled the family?
February 19, 2011
Every Iron Dog race has its big names, but throughout the course of the race's 27-year history, the names of winners are ever-changing. "Anybody could win this race," defending champion Chris Olds said. The statistics back up his claim. Since 1990, 12 different riders have tasted victory, and in the past five years there have been five different champion teams. The 2011 event features three competitors with at least three titles: Seven-time winner Scott Davis, Todd Palin with four titles, and three-time champion Dusty Van Meter, who is riding with Marc McKenna, a 2-time winner.
October 12, 2008
by Channel 2 News staff Saturday, October 11, 2008 JUNEAU, Alaska -- A group of about 200 gathered in front of the state capitol Saturday, announcing they won't be supporting Sarah Palin on the McCain ticket next month. The protestors said they wanted to get a message to the state and country about why some Alaskans aren't rooting for their governor. "There's the ethics issue, there's the issue that she doesn't have the experience to be vice president and she supports policies that are not good for our country and not good for Alaska," Jeannette Lacey said.