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Gov. Sean and and First Lady Sandy Parnell and Juneau's "Tuxes to Xtra Tufs" Inaugural co-chairwomen Tanja Cadigan and Jennifer Miller recently presented a $46,000 donation to Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) executive...
Second major oil company abandons Arctic exploration

...companies to acquire oil and gas drilling permits onshore and offshore.State Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, is a former chairwoman of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission. By email, she said she is "concerned that these two decisions are a result of federal...
NEA Chairwoman Jane Chu to visit Juneau Tuesday

Jane Chu, chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will visit Juneau on Tuesday as part of a brief Alaska tour that also includes stops in...
My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis

...stable while government job losses are acting as a drag on economic growth. "As you will see from our report," notes JEDC chairwoman Lauren MacVay and executive director Brain Holst, "Juneau's economy did well overall in 2014 (and appears to be holding...
Legislature advances pipeline buyout of the full Senate could take place as soon as Tuesday.Before the passage out of committee, Senate Finance Committee chairwoman Anna MacKinnon, R-Anchorage, called a succession of state commissioners and gasline experts to testify and give one final...
State | AK legislature
Suicide mars AFN conference

...hugged each other.A banquet that the group planned to hold at the convention center Saturday evening was cancelled.Co-chairwoman Ana Hoffman of Bethel announced the death to delegates. She asked for a moment of silence before leading a prayer.Hoffman...
AKLNG project head says it's on course

...this arm, and part of this leg," he added with a joke.Under questioning from Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Anchorage and chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, Butt said work on AKLNG is already more advanced than any other of the state's failed...
State | AK legislature
Legislator's advisers also call for TransCanada buyout

...R-Fairbanks, characterized that difference as "fairly small" but was rebutted by Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Anchorage and chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee."$30 million or $130 million is a heck of a lot of money," she said. "If you're...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Best way to advance AKLNG is together

...policy issues may certainly be challenging and worthy of deep deliberation, but that we all share in the outcome.? Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Gov. Walker rolls out proposal to turn Permanent Fund into state's money factory

...inflation), even though oil prices have plummeted.Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Anchorage and the Senate Finance Committee chairwoman, said that's created a disconnect in the public mind. "In that, I mean it seemed inconsistent when we put out a $2...


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