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.
...then-Senator Frank Murkowski in the senator's Washington, D.C. office. Reinwand also served as Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation in both the Egan and Hammond administrations.
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.
...ask for the input and good ideas of ferry user groups and all interested Alaskans. Robin Taylor is deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.
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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