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More ferries for less ridership

...Highway System and its budget. Both Department of Public Safety Deputy Commissioner Terry Vrabec and Randy Ruaro, special counsel to Gov. Sean Parnell, mentioned the ferries of Southeast."The marine highway budget tends to get a lot of scrutiny each...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-19/more-ferries-less-ridership
State | Local
My Turn: Confidentiality bill too broad, Alaskans' right to know too great

...proceeding is also important for reasons of government accountability. How else would we discover past prosecutor, defense counsel or judge misconduct in one trial or a series of trials?Additionally, if court records of trials are made confidential after...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-05/my-turn-confidentiality-bill-too-broa
Opinion
New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety

...use a UAS to do the photography work."Before taking the regional administrator position, Long served as the FAA's chief counsel under President George W. Bush from 2007-09. More recently, he was a lead ethics official with the National Transportation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/new-alaska-faa-chief-focused-safety
State
Tlingit, Haida sign agreement with state

...table and active participants in what happens around us."The scope of the agreement is broad, said Randy Ruaro, special counsel to the governor. It's also fairly vague - at least so far.The state and CCTHITA agree to improve upon already existing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/tlingit-haida-sign-agreement-state
Local
Harbor seal pup returns to wild

...wild."Harbor seals fall under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement and Office of General Counsel gave a written warning to someone (not the Ryans) who found the pup before its capture.The minimum weight for a seal to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/harbor-seal-pup-returns-wild
Outdoors
Enstar workers go on strike

...complaints regarding Enstar's conduct and it expects to file more.About 150 employees are involved in the strike, union counsel Chuck Dunnagan said. The union represents both Enstar's clerical and operations workers.Enstar spokesman John Sims said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-12/enstar-workers-go-strike
State
Stern set to enter basketball's Hall of Fame

...with the ABA came much earlier, when he was working with the league as a lawyer, before he joined the NBA as its general counsel in 1978. Some of those advances are the ones that occasionally come to mind when he's talking with old co-workers...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-05/stern-set-enter-basketballs-hall-fame
Not For Web
My Turn: SB21 myths are 'baloney marinated in oil'

...lowering taxes will increase throughput, saying, "This is baloney marinated in oil." "Petroleum economists generally counsel that state oil taxes have no effect on production decisions, which are guided by the world market price," says Hiltzik...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-14/my-turn-sb21-myths-are-baloney-marina
Opinion
State to appeal setnet initiative ruling

...requires a separate motion, the initiative process will continue moving forward, Mills wrote in an email.Matt Singer, legal counsel for AFCA, said the case should not delay signature-collecting to get the proposed ban on the ballot."I expect my client...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-10/state-appeal-setnet-initiative-ruling
State
Give Alaskans a good grievance law

The Legislature's counsel, Jean M. Mischel, put forth an opinion on March 12.Paraphrasing: The state's complete delegation of the state's authority...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-18/give-alaskans-good-grievance-law
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