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The Road's new price tag: $4 million

There are many ways the state could fund Juneau's long-debated highway north, but the simplest method could cost the state as little as $3.8 million.
Walker asks for 200 employees' resignations

After his inauguration Monday morning, Gov. Bill Walker announced two more commissioner appointees, however, not just the governor's cabinet is being rebuilt.
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Walker brings back Palin's oil and gas team

New Gov. Bill Walker took office Monday and ordered immediate changes in top echelons of state government, including bringing back several members of former Gov. Sarah Palin's oil and gas team.
Report finds lack of trust in Alaska Guard command

JUNEAU - A scathing report into allegations of sexual assault and fraud in the Alaska National Guard finds that victims do not trust the system because of a lack of confidence in the command. The report, released Thursday, was requested by Gov. Sean Parnell, who said he was angry that it had taken several years to get to the bottom of concerns.
Remembering September 11

Thirteen years later, the landscape of our nation is permanently altered by the events on Sept. 11, 2001. The day and the heroes who rose to the occasion are remembered each year across the nation and in Juneau.
Thayer named acting Administration commissioner

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell has named deputy Administration commissioner Curtis Thayer as acting commissioner of the department. Thayer is filling the position left vacant by the resignation of Becky Hultberg, which was effective Wednesday.
My Turn: The Empire was just doing its job

I would like to respond to those who are criticizing the Juneau Empire for printing the article about John MacKinnon and his financial connection to the proposed road north that would end, for an indefinite period of time, at the Kensington Mine and MacKinnon family property.
Alaska Digest

Palin appoints acting head of Fish and Game, Coast Guard hauls in stray houseboat, Wade new director of conservation district, Officials report two exposure deaths & Plane removed four months after landing
State's deputy commissioner for highways to step down

Alaska's Deputy Commissioner for Highways John MacKinnon, a longtime Juneau resident, is leaving his position, Commissioner Leo von Scheben of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Thursday.
New year, new governor, new hope for gas deal

With a change of governors, many Alaskans see hope for agreement on the long-stalled North Slope gas contract, which would open of a pipeline for trillions of dollars worth of natural gas.


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