My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...the private sector and expanding use of apprenticeships for a range of state projects. ? Heidi Drygas is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
New ferries on schedule, on budget

The Alaska-class ferries destined to be the future of the Alaska Marine Highway System in Lynn Canal are under construction on schedule and on budget.
Lawmakers hear pipeline buyout timeline

Lawmakers considering a buyout of Canadian pipeline firm TransCanada are preparing to advance a plan that allows a buyout before an important Dec. 4 vote.
Analysis: Pay now or later for gas pipeline?

Chances are, you have at least one credit card in your wallet. Any time you pull it out and use it - whether at Foodland, Fred Meyer or Shoefly - you know you're not just paying the cost of what you're buying.
State | AK legislature
Letter: Time to honor Prop. 10

About 45 years ago (on the 1970 ballot), Alaskans were asked to approve Proposition 10 - the State General Obligation Ferry Construction asking for $21 million.
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
My Turn: Independent report is a plan for the future

On Monday, the Department of Law released retired Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins' independent investigation of the Alaska National Guard to the public.
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
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.
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.


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