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Speaker criticizes treatment of Natives

...a speaker at the Tanana Chiefs Conference convention told a Fairbanks audience.U.S. Indian Law and Order Commission chairman Troy Eid said Tuesday that a lack of tribal sovereignty and a colonial attitude are contributing to an unconscionable...
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Work on housing action plan ongoing

...the center of the commission's efforts - and what is perhaps the most important project underway, according to commission chairman Norton Gregory - is the Housing Action Plan."The plan is going to be a map, not only for home buyers, but...
Large West Juneau housing project cleared for development

...will be reserved for disabled tenants."Ultimately, this fits our comprehensive plan to a 'T,'" Planning Commission Chairman Mike Satre said of the project.Most members of the public who spoke in opposition of the project said it did...
Judge says he broke ethics code with comments

...because the Montana Judicial Standards Commission typically does not release information about pending cases. Commission chairman Edward McLean, a state district judge in Missoula, said in an email that its policy is not to comment on any...
Report addresses public safety on tribal land

...non-Indians. The Tribal Law and Order Act and provisions of the Violence Against Women Act do that to an extent. But Commission Chairman Troy Eid said federal laws and policies overall remain outdated and stand in the way of making tribal communities...
SE mayors, public unimpressed with ferry concept

...idea of even a partially open deck were a theme throughout the public testimony, with Haines Borough Planning Commission Chairman Rob Goldberg and Skagway Mayor Stan Selmer suggesting the DOT&PF should cover over the proposed opening."I've...
Gold Rush Days are here at last

...drilling) has been the backbone of the mining industry for years and years and years," said Juneau Gold Rush Commission Chairman Jerry Harmon, a miner for 40 years and the organizer of the event. "They've been around for a long time. The...
Senate Transportation Committee hears testimony on ferry plan shift

...ferries viewed as unfriendly as possible, and therefore turn around and promote the road."Haines Borough Planning Commission Chairman Rob Goldberg made the opposite argument."If the newly designed ferries are capable of operating daily, year-round...
Planners endorse purchase of DeHarts

...opportunities for commercial retail development. "This is certainly going to be the gem of the facilities we have," commission Chairman Mike Bavard said, commending Port Engineer Mike Krieber on recent improvements to Juneau's harbors. He also...
Alaska lawmakers pan report on oceans

...18-member panel of politicians, scientists, fishermen and others, including former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles. Commission Chairman Leon Panetta, White House chief of staff under President Clinton, said oceans need the same kind of protections...


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