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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

...require a global commitment, said Jenifer Kohout, the Fish and Wildlife Service's regional program manager and a co-chair of the polar bear recovery team."In the meantime, the Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners are committed to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/federal-report-polar-bears-peril-due-gl
State
Walker uses veto ax on oil tax credits

...remains wise, and new oil will result from the increased activity," she said in a statement.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said she is concerned about the impact of Walker's decision on the smaller companies...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/walker-uses-veto-ax-oil-tax-credits
State
Gov. Walker pitches TransCanada buyout

...Speaker Mike Chenault and Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, chair of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, and the co-chairs of the House Resources Committee, Reps. Ben Nageak, D-Barrow and Dave Talerico, R-Healy.Lawmakers also asked...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/gov-walker-pitches-transcanada-buyout
State
Spirit of Admiralty sailing race is Saturday

...to Auke Bay, a clockwise circumnavigation of Admiralty island. "We have seven participants," SEAS race committee co-chair Sean Boily said. "All Juneau, Douglas and Auke Bay boats this year." The boats and skippers are Haiku (Douglas...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-19/spirit-admiralty-sailing-race-saturday
Sports
My Turn: Enough is enough - we need international oversight now

...Rob Sanderson Jr. is the 2nd vice president of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, co-chair of the United Tribal Transboundary Mining Work Group, and president of the Ketchikan Tlingit and Haida Community Council...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-17/my-turn-enough-enough-we-need-interna
Opinion
Budget deal reached

...the end of May."This is a compromise that offers real solutions to the present impasse," House Finance committee co-chair Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said in a House majority news release. "It increases funding for education, honors agreements...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-10/budget-deal-reached
State
Committee reverts Erin's Law to original version

...think the more moderate wing of the caucus has prevailed in the face of public pressure," she said.Senate Finance co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, led the Wednesday hearings. She said she was committed to listening to each person's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/committee-reverts-erins-law-original-ve
State
Where things stand in the state

...with a simple majority would take "some of the madness out of how we make our budgets," said Senate Finance Committee co-chair Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks.With that approach, "you don't put power in the hand of a very tiny group of recalcitrant...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-03/where-things-stand-state
Local
Senate Finance rolls out proposal meant to spur talks

...stress from being put on workers, though Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, also has said that he regarded...state's financial situation had changed.Committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said the amendment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-01/senate-finance-rolls-out-proposal-meant
State
House agrees on budget

...compromise might be in sight after almost a month and a half of negotiations. Sure enough, House Finance committee co-chair Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, brought the amendment to house bill 2001, the operating budget bill whose passage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-30/house-agrees-budget
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