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My Turn: Governor's endowment proposal is good for Alaska

...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...
Alaskans see hope for fish-farm stance

Alaska regulators and fishing groups said Thursday they feel a lot more optimistic that offshore fish farming won't just get a rubber stamp from Congress.
Alaska Digest

...way to expand a polygraph test pilot program started last spring in Anchorage, said Portia Parker, deputy commissioner for the Alaska Department of Corrections. "We have to know what's going on in their heads in order to treat them better...
Northwest Digest

Circle man sentenced in friend's death, Sex offenders to take lie detector tests, Dillingham cab driver charged with murder & A warmer Washington could become rainier
Wrangell newspaper celebrates 100 years of publishing in Alaska

KETCHIKAN - The Wrangell Sentinel celebrated its 100th anniversary Wednesday, making it the longest continuously operating newspaper in the state. The newspaper has survived 11 owners, the Depression, a gold rush, downturn in the timber industry and two fires since it began printing on Nov. 20, 1902.
More trouble for fast ferry

Alaska's fast ferry Fairweather is out of commission again after high seas damaged the ship Thursday while it was returning to Juneau from Haines.
Taku less likely to open this year to anglers

Alone in his boat, Juneau angler Ron Taug had some chaotic moments trying to land Taku River king salmon with two rods last spring.
Cuts threaten research

...with an 80 percent decrease in marine research funding from its current level, said David Bedford, deputy commissioner for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "It's like watching a marble roll off the table," Bedford said Friday. State-run...
School Board picks four superintendent finalists

...earned a master's degree in education administration from Whitworth College in 1987. Les Morse, deputy commissioner for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development since 2008. Morse was the department's director of assessment...


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