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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...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174230585
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/empire-editorial-1-tank-would-buy-wor
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/tobacco-target-new-antismoking-push-leg
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/walker-budget-cuts-55-juneau-jobs
Local
Photo: Women of the Alaska Legislature

...top 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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/photo-women-alaska-legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-16/my-turn-checks-and-balances-board-edu
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-15/empire-editorial-court
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-13/infographic-billion-blocks
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/court-appeals-rejects-womans-homicide-c
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/pilot-program-arm-village-public-safety
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