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State vague on update for cleaning Fairbanks air

...and premature death in people with heart or lung disease. The young and the elderly are most vulnerable.DEC Deputy Commissioner Lynn Kent said frigid winters in Fairbanks, where temperatures get colder than 40 below zero, makes it difficult...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-09/state-vague-update-cleaning-fairbanks-a
State
Emails shed little light on National Guard case

...redacted email circulated May 21 between Nizich, Katkus and McHugh Pierre, the military department's former deputy commissioner, had the subject line: "DA's Declination for Sexual Assault Prosecution" with an attachment, also redacted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-02/emails-shed-little-light-national-guard
State
Senator plans to investigate Guard situation

...Gen. 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-19/senator-plans-investigate-guard-situati
State
Audit team to review Alaska National Guard

...has defended his response.The bureau's Office of Complex Investigations found victims didn't trust the system because they lacked confidence in the command. Parnell asked the adjutant general and a deputy commissioner to resign.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/audit-team-review-alaska-national-guard
State
Letter: Being Native should not be the qualifier for appointment

...administration has appointed Native commissioners, deputy commissioners and top advisers over the years. To name a few...years). And, of course, Craig Fleener was the deputy commissioner of Fish and Game before he quit to be Walker's...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-20/letter-being-native-should-not-be-qua
Letters
Alaska Editorial: Governor's denial of information thwarts public's right to know

...business. The scathing report from the National Guard Bureau, the removal of Adjutant Gen. Thomas Katkus and Deputy Commissioner McHugh Pierre and additional promised shakeups in Guard leadership illustrate the gravity of the issues facing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-10/alaska-editorial-governors-denial-inf
Opinion
Gov. defends response to Guard allegations

...Adjutant General Thomas Katkus upon receiving the report. He later asked for the resignation of McHugh Pierre, a deputy commissioner of Alaska's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. More changes are coming, he said.However, as it...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-03/gov-defends-response-guard-allegations
State
More ferries for less ridership

...Conference speaker to bring up the Alaska Marine Highway System and its budget. Both Department of Public Safety Deputy Commissioner Terry Vrabec and Randy Ruaro, special counsel to Gov. Sean Parnell, mentioned the ferries of Southeast."The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-19/more-ferries-less-ridership
State | Local
Pension shortfall projected at $8.7B at year's end

...when the Legislature earlier this year approved moving $3 billion from savings to further address the shortfall.Deputy commissioner of Administration Mike Barnhill says the $3 billion will be deposited in three installments over the course of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/pension-shortfall-projected-87b-years-e
State
New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety

...is key in his new position.Long met Rep. Don Young, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, state Transportation Department Deputy Commissioner of Aviation John Binder and private industry representatives to gain perspective about what the state needs from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/new-alaska-faa-chief-focused-safety
State

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