Alaska House leadership calls on lawmaker accused of hitting woman to resign

The leader of the Alaska House of Representatives is calling for Bethel Democratic Rep. Zach Fansler to resign amid assault allegations.

House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, asked for the resignation in a statement Saturday minutes after the Juneau Empire published an article online that said local police and the Alaska Department of Law were investigating Fansler for allegedly hitting a woman and rupturing her eardrum.

"Zach Fansler is someone I and many others respected and trusted,...

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