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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.
Butcher named as Alaska revenue commissioner

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell continues to fill out his cabinet with two appointments Wednesday.
Regional News

Hesden Duane "Scoug" Scougal Hesden Duane "Scoug" Scougal died Feb. 22, 2012. He was 90. Scougal served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1940-42 before moving to Alaska in 1943. He married Roma Hulse in 1945 and they homesteaded in North Pole.
Death Notices
Three commissioners chosen

Gov.-elect Sarah Palin on Tuesday began appointing the commissioners who will run state government during her administration.
Poised for profits at end of the road?

Even though he has officially stepped out of the decision process, Alaska's top transportation official is positioned for profit from land at the end of a controversial access road leading north from Juneau.
Salvage, cleanup of Aleutian wreck halts for season

Salvage and cleanup operations of a bulk freighter that wrecked in the Aleutian Islands have been shut down until spring, responders told lawmakers Monday.


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