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Letter: Being Native should not be the qualifier for appointment

...Parnell's administration has appointed Native commissioners, deputy commissioners and top advisers over the years. To name a few...cabinet for four 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
Assembly celebrates new members

...person had shown any signs of wanting to take the position of deputy mayor. Assembly member Karen Crane nominated Mary Becker, who was subsequently appointed by Sanford as the "new and old deputy mayor."? Stephanie Shor can be contacted at stephanie...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-21/assembly-celebrates-new-members
Local
Audit team to review Alaska National Guard

...Parnell 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
Senator plans to investigate Guard situation

...resignation of Maj. 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
Alaska Editorial: Governor's denial of information thwarts public's right to know

...are serious 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

...resignation of 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
All in a day's work:United Way of Southeast Alaska's Day of Caring 2014

...something we need to do but probably wouldn't ever get to do without shutting down our programming," said Jorden Nigro, Deputy Director of SAIL (Southeast Alaska Independent Living). One of last year's Day of Caring projects involved building custom-designed...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-05/all-days-workunited-way-southeast-a
Neighbors
Former soldier says he reported allegations

...retention division when he noticed the Guard was paying for the same advertising twice.He said in 2007 he alerted the Guard's deputy chief of staff and personnel, Catherine Jorgensen, and Katkus (before he was promoted to adjutant general) of his suspicions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-13/former-soldier-says-he-reported-allegat
State
Juneau high school students learn new tactics in fight against suicide

...kind of have influence there, and you can get to all the different social groups to create the change."Sources of Strength deputy director Scott LoMurray came to Juneau this week to train students to be peer leaders in the program. Adults (including schoolteachers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-05/juneau-high-school-students-learn-new-t
Local
Pension shortfall projected at $8.7B at year's end

...12 billion 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

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