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Chinook News provides statewide perspective on major issues surrounding Chinook salmon in Alaska

"Chinook salmon are iconic to Alaska and its people and have been one of our most valuable resources for thousands of years," said Cora Campbell, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the introduction to Chinook News.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/chinook-news-provides-statewide-pers
Outdoors
Filling in the (coverage) gaps

...better promote the health and well-being of Alaskans today and into the future.? William J. Streur is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-24/filling-coverage-gaps
Opinion
Concerns rise over new Coast Guard rules

SEATTLE - As the U.S. Coast Guard moves to assert its federal authority over maritime issues, officials in Washington, Alaska and other states are concerned by what it may mean for states' rights in preventing and preparing for oil spills.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-16/concerns-rise-over-new-coast-guard-rule
State
My Turn: House Bill 77 cuts permitting inefficiency that harms Alaskans

A little over three years ago, the Department of Natural Resources recognized that the status quo for permitting wasn't working.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-13/my-turn-house-bill-77-cuts-permitting
Opinion
Planned Parenthood suing over Alaska abortion regulation

JUNEAU - Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest sued the state health commissioner Wednesday over regulations that would further define what constitutes a "medically necessary" abortion for purposes of receiving Medicaid funding.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-30/planned-parenthood-suing-over-alaska-ab
State
Alaska employment back to pre-recession numbers

The Parnell administration remains committed to growing opportunity for Alaskans. As we look ahead to 2014, our economists forecast Alaska adding 1,500 jobs - 2,400 new private sector jobs, diminished some by a decline of 900 government jobs.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-05/alaska-employment-back-pre-recession-
Opinion
New ADOT deputy commissioner named

John Binder was named deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation Monday. "John brings to the department proven leadership and management from his time with the Air Force.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-31/new-adot-deputy-commissioner-named
State
Alaskan to lead firm overseeing gold project

FAIRBANKS - Tom Irwin of Fairbanks will become president and chief executive officer of International Tower Hill Mines as it prepares to slash jobs. Irwin will assume his new role for the British Columbia-based global mining company on Jan. 1.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-27/alaskan-lead-firm-overseeing-gold-proje
State
Alaskan to lead firm overseeing gold project

FAIRBANKS - Tom Irwin of Fairbanks will become president and chief executive officer of International Tower Hill Mines as it prepares to slash jobs. Irwin will assume his new role for the British Columbia-based global mining company on Jan. 1.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-26/alaskan-lead-firm-overseeing-gold-proje
State
My Turn: Alaska's strong economy impacts 'Alaska-hire' zones of underemployment

...rate, and that hasn't been the case for much of Alaska over the last several years.? Dianne Blumer is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-23/alaskas-strong-economy-impacts-alaska
Opinion

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