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So far, 3 of 14 commissioners chose Juneau

...for economic reasons, said Christopher Clark, a former gubernatorial aide and legislative staffer who worked in Alaska's government for years. If the most highly paid state employees are living in Juneau, they're spending money there, too...
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...ABC board has nine months to develop the regulatory structure surrounding marijuana. The new statute calls for Alaska's government to take public comment on the regulations at least 30 days before they go into effect. Those that sign up for...
Gov. Parnell signs Native languages bill of people at the Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention in Anchorage were witness to a promise from Alaska's government that disrespect of Native languages is officially a thing of the past.In a room overflowing with people at the...
My Turn: With session over, there's much to be happy about

...opposition to this improvement, which is baffling. This is the highway from the airport to the Capitol, the heart of Alaska's government. There's no sense in it remaining poorly lit.This year's capital budget also provides funds to repave Egan...
Studies: Alaska lags in transparency

...bodies as accountable as they could.? According to the Better Government Association's 2013 Integrity Index, Alaska's government transparency was 35th in the country, with a score of 53 out of 100. Coming in last was Montana with a score...
Research holds the key to Alaska's future

...Alaska. The SCoR report makes great reading. It describes past successes, and its recommendations will help Alaska's government, academic, business and nonprofit communities cooperate in research that can only bring positive change to our...
City Attorney Hartle to retire from CBJ

...Sanford highlighted Hartle's assistance to the CBJ as it has pushed back on repeated efforts to move the seat of Alaska's government elsewhere in the state."He's been a true, dedicated person to fighting the capital move issue and making...
Glitches reported with Alaska's government-run health exchange

JUNEAU - Officials urged patience Tuesday - and a focus on the bigger picture - as glitches were reported with the rollout of the new online health insurance marketplace in Alaska.
Alaska Editorial: A big gas line remains possible, fiscal stability necessary

...selling that gas.It won't sell it, though, if it can't find a buyer. Buyers want cheap, reliable gas. Alaska's government can't change the cost of an 800-plus-mile pipeline by much, but it can make itself more reliable by committing...
My Turn: Mines need to pay their fair share

...mining-related income leaves the state while taxes and royalties from metal mining contribute less than 0.1 percent to Alaska's government revenues. Mining provides only 0.5 percent of Alaska jobs. A reasonable way for Alaska to recoup some of the...


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