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Female AKNG boss is one of few in country

When Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday that retired U.S. Army Col. Laurie Hummel is his pick for heading the troubled Alaska National Guard, he admitted her to an exclusive club of women who lead state military forces. Only three women head U.S.
State | AK legislature
Sen. Sullivan announces chief of staff, spokesman

Sen.-elect Dan Sullivan announced Tuesday three hires to his Washington, D.C., team, including one former state commissioner.
Senator plans to investigate Guard situation

...Thomas Katkus, the adjutant general who led the guard, and McHugh Pierre, his top civilian aide and the deputy commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.Huggins said he believe Katkus is a good man but acknowledged he didn't...
Treadwell: Let Alaskans decide

Editor's note: Members of the Empire's editorial board met with Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, at the Empire on Aug. 9. The interview below has been shortened for length.
State | Local
Legislators consider cash or gas for state's pipeline share

Does Alaska want its taxes and fees paid in cash or natural gas - that is one of the questions facing lawmakers as they mull the intricate details of the proposed Alaska LNG project.
State | AK legislature
Global LNG study guided state decisions

State officials were staring at grim projections when a consulting firm presented the findings of the Alaska North Slope Royalty Gas Study last year.
Dept. of Revenue names deputy commissioner

Mike Pawlowski has been named deputy commissioner of the Department of Revenue. Pawlowski currently works as a petroleum fiscal systems advisor to the commissioner and has been responsible for promoting...
Dept. of Commerce names new deputy commissioner

JoEllen Hanrahan has been named the deputy commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. Hanrahan previously served as the administrative services director for the...
Facing crippling health costs, Alaska looks for solutions

Alaska is looking at some aggressive steps to hold down rising health care costs for state government, with Parnell administration officials saying they fear even the nation's wealthiest state won't be able to afford them in the future.
Former Assembly member David Stone dies unexpectedly

Members of Juneau's Borough Assembly learned last night of the unexpected passing of a recent colleague. Former Deputy Mayor David G. Stone was praised for his years of public service, and for his kindness and helpfulness.


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