LaVerne Bruce

...bachelor's degree by the end of the war. Thanks to the "GI Bill," Herbert also obtained a college degree and both began careers...friends. For many years, they jointly owned and operated, with Bill and Jean Overstreet, the Coralie. Many, many weekends they...
Jack Chalmers Culbreath

...Portage Glacier Visitor centers. During the inaugural cruise of the Alaska Ferry System Jack's decisions with then Governor Bill Egan led to the programs and information presented by the Forest Service Interpreters on todays ferry system. Note: Bob Hakala...
Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

JUNEAU - A judge on Friday rejected a request by state lawmakers to temporarily block Gov. Bill Walker from expanding Medicaid in Alaska.Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner denied the request by the Alaska Legislative Council...
Medicaid gets green light to move forward

...once expansion takes effect.During his campaign for governor, Bill Walker pledged that Medicaid expansion would be a "day one...the Alaska Legislature, which proved reluctant.No expansion bill came up for a vote during the Legislature's regular session...
EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

...and the Republican-controlled Congress has moved to thwart it. The House has ignored a White House veto threat and passed a bill to block it, and a Senate committee has passed a measure that would force the EPA to withdraw and rewrite it.Four senators...
Regional News
After Bennett visit, groups are cautiously optimistic of progress

...Columbia delegation led by provincial Mines and Energy Minister Bill Bennett.Bennett, in Juneau this week to discuss mining development...see this region and experience it, it changes you. I think Bill Bennett was visibly moved in this place."
State | Local
Alaska Legislature's Medicaid gets court hearing Thursday

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Legislative Council's lawsuit to prevent Gov. Bill Walker from expanding the state's Medicaid plan next week will get its first appearance in court Thursday.The lawsuit, filed...
My Turn: Murkowski: President's Alaska goal should be partnership

...renewable energies. Because we are so closely connected to the price of oil, from our state budget to our household energy bills, Alaskans have wisely developed institutions and programs that maximize the benefits of resource production to improve the...
Writers Weir: "Equinox"

...It's coming on Equinox, I've found no balance for to speak ofJust salt on my shoes - just recycled bluesBut I paid all my bills on time (I measure miracles per minute)I'm unlikely at best - I'm unlike all the rest.Funny to me still, how naturally...
Q&A with Bill Bennett

On the third day of British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines William Bennett's four days in Southeast Alaska, Bennett, his Chief of Staff Cynthia Petrie, Ministry of Energy and Mines environmental geoscientist Tania Demchuk, and Executive Project Director for the Environmental Assessment Office Chris Hamilton made time to sit down with the Juneau Empire to answer a few questions.The following is that interview, condensed, organized and edited for clarity. Opening statement


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