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Capital grab then and now

...years later voters chose Willow, a rural area north of Anchorage. In 1977 Gov. Jay Hammond appointed a nine-member Capital Site Planning Commission, charged with outlining the planning and cost of developing the new capital city. In the late '70s...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102002/loc_capitalmove.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...During this era, Juneau was attempting to establish itself as the state capital, and others were trying to move the capital site. At the same time, efforts were being made to incorporate the city into a borough, which led to political fireworks...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031401/Loc_Mayor.shtml
Southeast needs new Capitol

...capital relocation issue. Northern and Western residents were almost unanimous in advocating Seward as a preferable capital site. To Southeast residents, secession seemed the only solution. Then there could be two capital cities - one in Juneau...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032804/opi_williams.shtml
Opinion
Longtime Juneau mayor bids farewell

...During this era, Juneau was attempting to establish itself as the state capital, and others were trying to move the capital site. At the same time, efforts were being made to incorporate the city into a borough, which led to political fireworks...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031401/Loc_Mayor.html
Local
Capital requirements

...to state within the statutes the authority from where the statute was formed (e.g. SLA's). In the case of the capital site statute A.S. 44.06.010; it is the citing of "1-1-2 ACLA 1949" that controls the statute and as such...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101900/Ope_Let3.html
Opinion
Merry Allyn Tuten

...aftermath. During her 14 years in Alaska, Merry served on many boards and commissions. She was Vice Chair of the New Capital Site Planning Commission, a member of the Presidential Search Committee for the University of Alaska, and the first president...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000158745147
Juneau Empire Online Opinion and Letters: Capital move - let's rise above partisan politics 8/19/98

...capital, and passed the FRANK initiative that required voter approval of all bondable costs of a Capital relocation. The Capital Site Planning Commission was appointed and lodged under the umbrella of the Department of Administration. It is at that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081998/hudsonmt.html
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