John Binder was named deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation Monday. "John brings to the department proven leadership and management from his time with the Air Force.
The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Monday night approved several appropriations of grant money and dismissed an appeal of a Planning Commission decision allowing Professional Plaza to construct a second driveway.
The Alaska House and Senate will hold hearings this week on Gov. Sean Parnell's legislation to assume administration of the U.S. Corps of Engineers' dredge and fill program. The bureaucratic term for this action is "primacy.
For the last nine years the running of local government has been under the steady rudder of Mayor Bruce Botelho, presiding as Mayor from 2003 to 2012.
Friends and colleagues of former Assemblymember and Deputy Labor Commissioner David G. Stone, a lifelong Juneauite who died suddenly Tuesday evening, remembered him as "compassionate" and "professional.
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens supports a new fish farm permitting system proposed by the Bush administration, but wants states to have the option of banning the industry within 200 miles of their shorelines.
Twenty years ago, our Alaska Marine Highway System ran on a regular schedule and, except for a brief period of annual maintenance, every boat ran year-round.
Some politicians quoted in the press have recently raised concerns that the power of Sen. Ted Stevens might somehow be diminished if former Gov. Tony Knowles is elected to the U.S. Senate. As one who has known, worked with and followed the careers of these talented and dedicated individuals, I think the two would make a strong, effective team for Alaska.
ANCHORAGE - Alaska has the smallest gap between rich and poor of any state, in part due to permanent fund dividends. Figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that while the gap between rich and poor grew by about 3.1 percent nationally during the 1990s, it barely budged in Alaska during the decade. The findings are based on household income data gathered during the 2000 census. The Census Bureau measured the gap by using a statistical formula used by economists to measure disparity of income.
Juneau Assembly candidate Jeff Bush says he's running because the current Assembly isn't doing enough for schools.
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