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Anchorage hospitals appeal state's allocation of new beds

...July, Providence Alaska received permission to add eight beds, six fewer than it requested. At that time, department commissioner Valerie Davidson wrote that she did not allocate more treatment rooms because she did not want to concentrate...
Groups want hunting season suspended for rare wolves

...federal government decides whether the animals merit endangered species status.The groups asked Fish and Game Department Commissioner Sam Cotton on Thursday to preemptively close hunting and trapping seasons for Alexander Archipelago wolves...
Committee begins digging in to Medicaid bill

...calendar year 2016. The federal contribution is to step down after that, to 90 percent by 2020.Deputy health department commissioner Jon Sherwood in a response to questions told the committee that tribal entities the state would consult with...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, politics or science?

...same safeguards are even more important for filling senior administrative jobs, such as board membership, department commissioners, assistant commissioners and deputies. Given that neither board had publicly identified objective criteria...
Walker holds first cabinet meeting

...very productive meeting. We look forward to more like it."The cabinet is made up of 14 executive branch department commissioners and other advisors and works with the governor on his projects at the highest level.Walker spokeswoman Grace...
Local | AK legislature
One heck of a ride buses in the late 1980s. Kern had submitted a grant request to the federal transportation department.The department commissioner "called me and told me he had just signed off on my grant," Kern recalled. "He said it was the best money...
My turn: Ballot measure 2 would give Alaskans more clout over coastal development

...that, this is an incredible power."The Aug. 28 ballot measure would set up a coastal policy board of four department commissioners from state government and nine coastal Alaskans appointed by the governor. The board would ensure coastal voices...
Retiring AMHS chief: Kemp asked for resignation

...Public Facilities at the end of this week, said Wednesday that he was asked to step down by newly appointed department Commissioner Pat Kemp.Neussl called the decision "a mutual agreement between the new commissioner and myself that that...
Lena Pt. subdivision held up over fears about sewers

...Johnson said maintenance most likely would be taken care of by sewage contractors through the city Public Works Department. Commissioner Marshal Kend-ziorek pointed out, and Menzies agreed, that under that maintenance schedule the system could...
State Supreme Court refuses to grant beluga whales special status

...didn't address whether the whales ought to be endangered or whether that decision was correct, only whether the department commissioner reached the decision under a rational basis. But the court did argue the state was too strict on whether local...


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