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Alaska State Representative Gary Knopp and with six others were killed in a mid-air plane crash the morning of July 31 near Soldotna. According to the Dept. of Public Safety, Knopp, age 67, was the sole occupant of his plane. The other contained six people – all but one died at the scene of the crash. The initial survivor later died from injuries at the hospital. Those on board the second place were identified by...

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Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai/Soldotna is weathering a tough primary campaign to retain his seat in the Alaska State House. His conservative credentials are suspect after breaking with fellow Republicans to create a bi-partisan majority coalition in Juneau which is mostly led by Democrats. In addition to sabotaging what could have been a Republican majority, Knopp’s decision to join with Democrats, along with the delay this caused in forming House leadership, effectively sidelined any pro-life legislation...