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A big night in the arts

...Attorney General of Alaska under former Gov. Sarah Palin, as a member of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly and as borough mayor (both twice), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Alaska Humanities Forum, among other roles.He is...
Fairbanks borough mayor to form marijuana working group the Fairbanks North Star Borough to guide development of local rules governing commercial marijuana enterprises.Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins is hoping to get regulations developed as early as February, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported...
Fairbanks borough mayor to form marijuana working group development of rules governing commercial marijuana enterprises.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that borough Mayor Luke Hopkins is hoping to get regulations developed as early as February. The group is expected to begin meeting in...
Kenai borough mayor vetoes vote on motel-bed tax

...won't have the chance to decide whether to implement a 3-percent tax on motel beds in the borough.Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre on Monday vetoed the measure from going to the ballot. "I don't really like dedicated taxes personally...
Pot entrepreneurs lining up space for marijuana businesses

...would prefer to be inside the city but is waiting to see if the local city council will allow it.Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins said he is assembling an advisory panel to help draft a marijuana ordinance.The new voter-approved...
Governor, Juneau delegation greet newcomers

...she said. "Well, now I'll just serve the state."Rep. David Talerico, R-Healy, has served as the Denali Borough mayor, as well as on his local school board and fire board, but decided to get back into his original career of mining...
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My Turn: Walker needs to get back to thinking outside the box

...back favorably. Sen. Johnny Ellis emailed me stating, "Your proposal is very worthy of consideration."Kenai Borough Mayor Mike Navarre thought the idea was sound and told me some creative ways he has saved the borough interest payments...
Walker interviews for cabinet positions

...since last year. Hoffbeck served as the North Slope Borough's chief financial officer from 2006 to 2011, and as borough Mayor Charlotte Brower's chief of staff in 2012, according to a news release from Walker. Hoffbeck was the state's...
Letter: Gov. Parnell was honest, not threatening

...regard to Gov. Sean Parnell's comments during his visit to Ketchikan a week ago.Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst, Borough Mayor Dave Kiffer and I met with the governor during that visit. Together, we discussed capital projects and even touched...
Former Fairbanks borough mayor dies

...died Saturday. She was 68. Helms served as North Star Borough mayor from 1985 to 1991. The Chicago native entered local...later. In 1985, she turned her attention to unseating borough Mayor Bill Allen. She won by 3,000 votes in what was viewed...


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