AMHS may explore selling Taku ferry

If the state's budget outlook remains unchanged, the Alaska Marine Highway System will begin investigating whether to surplus the state ferry Taku in the next six months.
State | Local
Gov. Walker signs eight bills into law

...tire fee tax returns to the last day of the month following each calendar quarter.? SB 34 allows the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue to invest the state's Power Cost Equalization fund more conservatively. Before, the fund's...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Independent report is a plan for the future

...Brigadier General (AK) Laurie Hummel is the Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard and the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. A third-generation soldier and 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army...
The story behind the return of the wood bison

...again ranging free in the meadows and woodlands of the Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers.? Sam Cotten is the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
BOF head Johnstone resigns

KENAI - Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday, and a longtime Cook Inlet commercial fisheries advocate has been nominated to replace him. Gov.
Empire Editorial: Vote yes on 3, no on 4

...increasing the minimum wage will hurt the economy. To them, we supply the words of Ed Flanagan, former commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor. "They (opponents of the minimum wage increase) predicted doom and gloom," he told a Fairbanks...
Female AKNG boss is one of few in country

...issues. There are about 250 National Guard members in Juneau.Hummel replaces acting Adjutant General and Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges. Bridges stepped into the role after former...
State | AK legislature
UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

Recent Board of Fisheries appointee Roland Maw's relationship with the state government has been mischaracterized, according to the president of the fisheries organization where Maw served as executive director.
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Walker's appointment may district from agenda

Gov. Bill Walker called me Jan. 21 and said I would not be reappointed to the Board of Fisheries. I am OK with that decision, as it is the governor's prerogative to put his own people on Alaska's boards and commissions.
Cotten favorite for Fish and Game Commissioner

During deliberations over three of the four candidates for Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Board of Fisheries members weighed in with their opinions on the credentials.


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