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Photos: Contemplating reform

...Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, left, and Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, listen to Valerie Davidson, commissioner for the Department of Health and Social Services, speak on HB 148 relating to medical assistance reform measures at the Capitol...
My Turn: Protecting salmon in a changing climate

The National Weather Service reports that 2014 was Alaska's warmest year on record. Even with record-breaking temperatures occurring all across the state, I see climate change getting framed as an "Arctic" issue.
Walker asks for 200 employees' resignations

After his inauguration Monday morning, Gov. Bill Walker announced two more commissioner appointees, however, not just the governor's cabinet is being rebuilt.
Local | AK legislature
Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to key positions

...administration," Walker said.In a statement, Walker also announced he was retaining Gary Folger as the commissioner for the Department of Public Safety.Walker said former University of Alaska Fairbanks vice chancellor Pat Pitney will be his...
Union reps assail settlement touted by Sullivan

JUNEAU - Union representatives said Wednesday that former Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan dropped the ball in settling a professional malpractice lawsuit against a former state actuary for $500 million.
Union reps assail settlement touted by Sullivan

...executive director of a union representing about 8,500 state and municipal employees and a former state commissioner for the Department of Administration. "He cut a bad deal for all Alaskans when he let Mercer off the hook."As part of the...
Legislature ponders buying one quarter of gas pipeline

The Alaska Legislature is expected today to move one step closer to buying one-quarter of a trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline. Late Tuesday, the Senate finance committee discussed an updated version of SB138, the pipeline bill.
State | AK legislature
Police Standards Council to review Alaska officers

...a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction."It's a very serious thing," said Terry Vrabec, deputy commissioner for the Department of Public Safety. "Sometimes people get themselves into a bad spot."Vrabec worked as director of the...
New city lobbyist brings extensive state experience

Juneau's new lobbyist for the upcoming legislative session knows his way around the Capitol, and he knows the people inside.
State | Local
For military, 'Choose Respect' must be more than a slogan

As commissioner for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and adjutant general for...Katkus is adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.


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