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The Alaska Permanent Fund and Romney's Bain Capital

Bain Capital made Mitt Romney very wealthy, and the Alaska Permanent Fund corporation hopes the newly-prominent private equity firm will do good things for Alaska as well.
Former state AG to run for Juneau mayor

More than a decade after completing his first term as Juneau mayor, former state Attorney General Bruce Botelho filed Wednesday to run for a second term. Outgoing Mayor Sally Smith said she would not run in the Oct. 7 election and endorsed Botelho. Botelho, 54, will face Dick Knapp, 74, former commissioner of the Department of Transportation. Other candidates also could file before today's 4:30 p.m. deadline.
My Turn: Trustees' proposal to protect permanent fund deserves a vote

The Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees is urging the Legislature to propose to Alaska voters an amendment to Alaska's constitution that will pr
Botelho: Build new Capitol; Knapp: Idea could backfire

Mayoral candidate Dick Knapp is against building a new Capitol backed by revenue bonds. He says it could backfire and cause Juneau to lose its position as the state capital. His opponent, Bruce Botelho, is willing to take the chance. Knapp, who has never been elected to public office, is squaring off against Botelho, who first held the mayor's job in the late 1980s. The winner of the Oct. 7 election will succeed Mayor Sally Smith, who declined to run for a second three-year term.
Botelho wins mayor's race

Bruce Botelho is back. He defeated opponent Dick Knapp for Juneau mayor with an unofficial vote tally of 4,436 to 3,821 in Tuesday's city election.
Photo: A stroll back to work

Members of the Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees walk back to the Goldbelt Building after a short break Thursday on the first of two days of meetings.
Permanent fund warned of lower earnings

This year's permanent fund dividend will be smaller than last year's, and market projections for the next several years aren't looking good for a big rebound, the Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees heard Thursday.
Shively quits resources post

The commissioner of the state Department of Natural Resources, John Shively, is resigning. Shively, 56, said he wants to spend more time with his family than the DNR job will allow.
Juneau mayor to run again

Mayor Bruce Botelho announced Thursday he will seek re-election in the October municipal election. "There are a lot of major issues in front of the Assembly today, and issues I expect to be in front of the Assembly, that I would like to be part of," he said.
Trustees move more money into stocks

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Permanent Fund will move three-quarters of a billion dollars out of its bond investments and put that money into the stock market, the Alaska Permanent Fund board of trustees decided Thursday.


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