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Can Political Shakeup Help Alaska Shed Corruption?

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Can Political Shakeup Help Alaska Shed Corruption?

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Can Political Shakeup Help Alaska Shed Corruption?

Can Political Shakeup Help Alaska Shed Corruption?

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Alaska receives more federal dollars per capita than any other state. That's largely due to Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, who has steered hundreds of millions of dollars in projects to his home state during his 40-year career. But Stevens has been indicted for allegedly lying about gifts from an Alaska contractor. With his career in jeopardy and several state legislators behind bars, Alaska's political landscape may be entering a new era.