John Daniel Squires

...the request of the Department of Transportation, Dan was recently honored with a commendation from the State of Alaska legislature for his work and research on improving the roads in Alaska. Dan is survived by his partner, Kathleen Gamble...
Empire Editorial: $1 per tank would buy a working ferry system

...taxes raised just under $40 million for the state, money that was put into the state's general fund.If the Alaska Legislature simply doubled the state's fuel excise tax, it would raise $40 million for transportation. We would no longer...
Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature

Marijuana is old news. A pair of bills gathering support in the Alaska Legislature promise significant changes to limits on tobacco smoke in the 49th state.HB40, sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel...
State | AK legislature
Walker budget cuts 55 Juneau jobs

...executive-branch state government jobs. That figure does not include jobs with the Alaska Court System or the Alaska Legislature. Economic reports traditionally state that state government employs one-quarter of Juneau's workforce.Under...
Photo: Women of the Alaska Legislature center, poses with 15 of the 17 women in the Alaska Legislature this session. From top left: Rep. Liz Vazquez...after her yearly address to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Wednesday.
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Checks and balances of the Board of Education

...three years longer than the term limit Jay Hammond initially envisioned.So much for checks and balances. The Alaska Legislature must reject rubber-stamping Commissioner Hanley and request the governor and Board of Education follow established...
Empire Editorial: On the court

...council has seven members: three members of the Alaska Bar Association, three non-lawyer members confirmed by the Alaska Legislature, and the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court.Sen. Kelly has proposed a constitutional amendment that would...
Infographic: Billion blocks

...These additions are represented by darker boxes. All figures have been rounded to the nearest million. We know the Alaska Legislature will make changes to the budget ? big changes ? but this graphic is designed to show you the starting point and...
State | Local | AK legislature
Court of Appeals rejects woman's homicide-conviction appeal

...regardless of age, is constitutional, the Ketchikan Daily News reported."She was prosecuted as an adult because the Alaska Legislature has expressly declared that when a person is charged with murder (or one of several other serious felonies...
Pilot program to arm Village Public Safety officers advances

...said Merrill.KYUK spoke with law enforcement officials in Bethel this week for regular training. In 2014 the Alaska legislature passed a law allowing VPSOs to carry guns, in addition to a taser and baton. It was spurred by the death of a...


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