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Kenai assembly approves oil and gas specialists

...Navarre said he wasn't opposed to the idea but felt the borough would get "more bang for their buck" than having a temporary consultant.The assembly heard from two people during public testimony, both opposed to the new position.Nikiski resident Wenda Kennedy...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/kenai-assembly-approves-oil-and-gas-spe
State | AK legislature
Kelly says he will keep open to possible Medicaid expansion

...possibility.Kelly made his comments as the committee discussed hiring former state health commissioner Bill Streur as a consultant. Streur served under former Gov. Sean Parnell, who resisted expanding Medicaid coverage, citing cost concerns.Parnell's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/kelly-says-he-will-keep-open-possible-m
State | AK legislature
For Tongass' future, panelists talk timber

...said was considered heretical at the time."(It) not only sustained them, but built that growth," she said.Forestry Consultant Don Reimer, based out of Vancouver, B.C., introduced the idea of cross-laminated timber products. Through modern...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/tongass-future-panelists-talk-timber
Local
Deadline for Gastineau Apartments sale nears

...the damage to the building and property, as well as its advanced age in determining value.Juneau commercial real estate consultant and former assemblyman Carlton Smith said that for a building such as Gastineau that is essentially wasting away, the appraiser...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-18/deadline-gastineau-apartments-sale-near
Local
Willoughby Arts Complex announces design competition

...pARTnership will be hiring a theatre consultant directly; the architect will be expected to work closely with this consultant to assure the functionality of all...also hired a community engagement consultant, Kounkuey Design Initiatives...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-08/willoughby-arts-complex-announces-design-
Art
Statewide pesticide trainings offered

...Environmental Conservation personnel will teach the classes.The state requires certification for anyone who acts as a pesticide consultant or engages in the commercial or contract use of a pesticide. Certification is also required for those who use or sell restricted-use...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-09/statewide-pesticide-trainings-offere
Outdoors
Walker: Ousted board members had oily ties

...office announced the removal of former state Sen. Drue Pearce, former BP Alaska executive Al Bolea and Texas-based pipeline consultant Richard Rabinow from the seven-member board, which oversees the state-owned corporation invested in the Alaska Liquefied...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-08/walker-ousted-board-members-had-oily-ti
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Keystone XL Pipeline deserves the President's scrutiny

...Institute shows that construction of the Keystone XL is the "key driver for oil sands growth."Canadian economist and petroleum consultant Ralph Glass reported, "Unless we get increased market access, like Keystone XL, we're going to be stuck."Even before...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-11/my-turn-keystne-xl-pipeline-deserves-
Opinion
In Kake, sun provides light at the end of the tunnel

...grant for a different approach: solar power.Kake installed 24 solar panels on its tribal government building in 2012."A consultant joked that solar power in a rainforest would be a real trick," Gary Williams, the executive director of the Organized Village...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-28/kake-sun-provides-light-end-tunnel
Local
Grand jury indicts woman on false tax claim counts

...2,312 to $10,840.Melvin Joseph, a former American Samoa Tax Office manager and now a local Treasury Department tax consultant, said he expects more charges."This federal indictment and case is just the tip of the iceberg," he said.Joseph said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-26/grand-jury-indicts-woman-false-tax-clai
State

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