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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...
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...
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...
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...
Hiring freeze lifted

...There's a substantial number of vacancies open at this point." The governor's office heard from a few department commissioners who were trying to hire employees, Manly said. "There were concerns that it was going to affect their ability...
Alaska Digest

...Services does not thoroughly investigate, Rokeberg will seek a legislative investigation, he said in a letter to department Commissioner Joel Gilbertson. "This is a black mark on the department and the state, and I want to get to the bottom of...
City, business leaders revisit road debate

...public in January for a 30-day review period. Road supporter and former Transportation and Public Facilities Department commissioner Dick Knapp said the state receives $450 million each year of federal highway money for infrastructure. "A...
Officials aim to cut rural fuel prices

...gallon and heating fuel is as much as $6.36 a gallon. "This study is like an alarm clock," said Bill Noll, department commissioner. "It's a wake-up call." Testimonials from leaders in Gambell in the Bering Sea and Koyuk in Western Alaska...
Palin picks Fairbanks for swearing-in

...elect Sean Parnell will be looking for people to fill key spots in the new administration, ranging from department commissioners and executive office staff to positions on boards and commissions. Anyone who wants to apply can visit www...


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