Report: Big problems in DOC

...has accepted the resignation of the commissioner of corrections, he said Monday...Taylor to serve as the department's commissioner in January.Among the problems identified...Walker said.Monegan had served as commissioner of public safety under Gov. Sarah...
New ferries on schedule, on budget

...complete on Oct. 16, 2018."Vigor Shipyard is doing a bang-up job putting it together," said Mike Neussl, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. "I think the workforce there is on target and tracking...
Empire Editorial: Alaska's prison system is killing Alaskans if he had been hanged on the steps of our capitol building. On Monday, Walker accepted the resignation of corrections commissioner Ron Taylor, a good-natured man whom Walker himself appointed to the job in January. Now comes Walt Monegan, a man whose...
Second major oil company abandons Arctic exploration

...extremely bad news for our state," said Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, in an email Tuesday morning. "When I was Alaska's Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, I remember the excitement surrounding the opening of Statoil's office in Anchorage...
My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...than ever. That's why the state is learning from 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.
In tougher tests, Juneau students beat state average

...approximately two-thirds of Alaska students did not "meet standards" according to a tough new grading scale, Alaska Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said the low marks show promise and were on par with his expectations."If they weren't (low) I would question...
Commission nixes raises for state lawmakers

...those paid by others in similar positions Outside. The commission found there was some merit for raising the pay of state commissioners, but it could not recommend increases as the state faces annual deficits of nearly $4 billion.The commission, established...
Today in Sports History for Nov. 12

...fumble for a touchdown to give Allegheny a 4-0 victory.1920 - Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is hired as baseball's first commissioner.1950 - Gene Roberts of the New York Giants rushes for 218 yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Cardinals.1967...
My turn: Pipeline pitfalls plentiful as state takes on larger role

...a time when it needs to conserve state funds because of low oil prices and falling production.? Harry Noah is former commissioner for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and a former bullet line manager; John Reeves is president of Fairbanks Gold...
My Turn: Governor's endowment proposal is good for Alaska

...tuned, because second session of the 29th Legislature promises to be a good one.? Tara Jollie has worked as the deputy commissioner for the Alaska Department of Labor and as director of Community and Regional Affairs. She also writes and publishes LeadDogAlaska...


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