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Finally some snow for Iditarod mushers

...winner, who will pocket $70,000 and the keys to a new pickup, is expected in about nine days.Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins thanked community volunteers for making the Fairbanks start a reality in spite of the short turnaround...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-09/finally-some-snow-iditarod-mushers
Sports
Ketchikan assembly approves creation of advisory pot panel

...members.The final vote on the issue that narrowly passed Monday settled on seven committee members to avoid tie votes.Borough Mayor David Landis broke a tied assembly vote to pass the seven-member committee proposal.Landis will appoint members...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-03/ketchikan-assembly-approves-creation-ad
State
Committee moves bill with 12 marijuana plant limit for house

...unconstitutional. The bill also defined public places where marijuana consumption is prohibited.Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins asked that municipalities have the authority to set their own limits. Committee members indicated that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-03/committee-moves-bill-12-marijuana-plant
State
2015 'I-Did-A-Detour' start moved to Fairbanks

...the way and mushers can expect to be treated just as warmly as they would be on any other year. Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins told media late Tuesday he planned to ask the school district to let students out of school for the Monday...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-12/2015-i-did-detour-start-moved-fairbank
Sports
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 a...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/big-night-arts
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/governor-juneau-delegation-greet-newcom
Local | AK legislature
Walker still evaluating Road project

...state's budget shortfall.People for and against the Road testified during the two-hour hearing, including Skagway Borough Mayor Mark Schaefer, who said he does not support the project. He worries the Road will sap DOT of all the money it has for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/walker-still-evaluating-road-project
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers hear from community officials on marijuana regulations

...implementation of other commercial regulations.During the community and regional affairs hearing, Matanuska-Susitna Borough Mayor Larry DeVilbiss said the borough's assembly wants the Legislature to restrict packaging that entices minors and clarify...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04/lawmakers-hear-community-officials-mari
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers hear from community officials on marijuana regs

...individual communities.During a House Community and Regional Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday, Matanuska-Susitna Borough Mayor Larry DeVilbiss said the borough's assembly wants the Legislature to restrict packaging that entices minors and clarify...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/lawmakers-hear-community-officials-mari
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/pot-entrepreneurs-lining-space-marijuan
State

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