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Alaska House approves $9.1 billion operating budget, rejects Democratic amendments, transportation and natural resources," said Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, the finance committee co-chairman.The proposal, which must be passed by the Senate, reduces general fund spending by about 13 percent compared to the current...
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My Turn: Protecting Alaska from misguided federal oversight

...D.C. have a deep misunderstanding of the cost of doing business in Alaska.Under the leadership of its former Chairman, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) initiated an effort to "modernize and update" the Universal Service Fund...
Billy Frank Jr., tribal fishing activist, dies for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission - a coalition of salmon-treaty tribes of which Frank served as chairman.The decision had a sweeping impact on other tribes in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere as it triggered other treaty rights...
Business picks up for seafood plant

...International is now going swimmingly, according to Russell Schreck, the company's new chief executive officer and board chairman. The company in early December sent air shipments of Alaska-caught salmon, halibut and cod to markets in England and...
Officials plan to transfer state trails board to another agency

...board from the Department of Transportation to another agency could largely gut the panel, according to the board's chairman. "The immediate effect will be a re-emphasis on building roads and a de-emphasis on alternate transportation like bicycles...
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. changes leadership

...board of Barrow-based Arctic Slope Regional Corp. voted Wednesday to bring back former president Jacob Adams as chairman. The Anchorage Daily News reports the board moved Rex Rock from the position of chairman to president, replacing Roberta...
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Stevens offers office space after ricin scare suites in the Capitol. One serves as headquarters for the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which he is chairman. The other comes with his position as president pro tempore. Stevens worked at his Appropriations Committee office Tuesday...
Show gives boaters a peek at dreams

...Centennial Hall. "It's a fund-raiser, and it's a good community event, too," said Bud Jaeger, the show chairman. The club charges $5 for a weekend pass the show, which will feature new boats, trailers, fishing gear, diving equipment...
Rollin', rollin', rollin' at the convention

...everybody already knows - drone on about how great their states are, even if the state is a known armpit: ``Mr. Chairman, the great state of Alabama, proud home of the largest Methodist-owned ottoman reupholstering plant east of the Mississippi...
Alaska Dems get $100,000 boost

...Democrats have received national funds for staff in a non-election year, said Jake Metcalfe, Alaska Democratic Party chairman. The DNC is starting with lightly populated "red" or Republican-leaning states to initiate grass-roots programs to...


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