Gov. Walker signs eight bills into law

State | AK legislature
The story behind the return of the wood bison

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's reintroduction of wood bison to the Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers area has made the news lately.
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.
Female AKNG boss is one of few in country

When Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday that retired U.S. Army Col. Laurie Hummel is his pick for heading the troubled Alaska National Guard, he admitted her to an exclusive club of women who lead state military forces. Only three women head U.S.
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.
F&G rejects three commissioner applicants

A 14-member joint Board of Fisheries and Board of Game meeting voted to interview just one of the four applicants being considered for the position of commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Fish and Game gets new deputy commissioner

Acting Fish and Game commissioner Sam Cotten announced Tuesday the appointment of Charles Swanton as the deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Swanton has been the director of Fish and Game's sportfish division since 2007. Gov.
Empire Editorial: Vote yes on 3, no on 4

Bill Walker and Gov. Sean Parnell agree. So do Sen. Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan. On Nov. 4, Alaskans should vote yes on Ballot Measure 3 and raise the state's minimum wage. A minimum wage increase is not just due, it is overdue.


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