Bill to limit corporation role in alternate project advances

...legislation passed by lawmakers last year setting out the state's participation in Alaska LNG.The committee did hear from Deputy Natural Resources Commissioner Marty Rutherford, who said full-fledged negotiations are under way related to Alaska LNG...
State | AK legislature
Back from Afghanistan, Army helicopters may help civilians

...Coordination Center with a handful of missions, but there hasn't been a formal agreement, said John Morse, the center's deputy director."When they (Fort Wainwright-based helicopters) were used in the past, we would work through their command center...
Alaska Senate reverses some cuts to University of Alaska system

...needs the $1.9 million to continue growing, Kelly said. He said "(he) couldn't" not give them the money.Program Deputy Director Ro Bailey said money had not been cut directly from the program in the House but cuts to the university as a whole...
State | AK legislature
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

...shelter that coordinated the event, hoping to show public support for the organization and the Choose Respect campaign, AWARE Deputy Director Mandy O'Neal Cole said. Kline said the brewery is not a financial sponsor of Choose Respect.Kline's speech didn't...
State | Local | AK legislature
3 things to watch in the Legislature

...misconduct involving Alaska National Guard members released last September, said the current code lacks teeth.Robert Doehl, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, said Forrest Dunbar, a judge advocate general officer...
Southeast man wanted online, but not in real life

...the rounds on social media until the Empire brought it to their attention last week.David Long, the Anchorage-based Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the District of Alaska, said the flier was an internal notice that was not supposed to be distributed publicly...
Will city increase funding to Juneau schools?

City officials are hopeful that they will be able to give full funding to the Juneau School District next year. Deputy Mayor Mary Becker said on Monday that in her opinion, local schools have been facing cuts for too long and she would like to see...
Lawmakers discuss new approach to pot legalization

...bounds of a voter initiative passed in November. That initiative legalized the recreational use of pot for those 21 and older.Deputy Public Defender Tracy Wallenberg said she was concerned about whether the bill met voters' intent. It could create confusion...
People questioned in shooting released

...cowardly."He cited the early morning shootings in Ferguson that wounded two officers, along with this week's death of a deputy federal marshal in Louisiana and last week's killing of an officer in Philadelphia.Holder says "such senseless acts of...
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Cannabis 101: Residents school city's committee on marijuana

...mind-altering effects. He often grinds his leaf waste down and adds it to coconut oil for topical anesthetic and health benefits.Deputy Mayor Mary Becker was intrigued by the medicinal uses of marijuana and asked how the leaves could be used that way. Barrett...


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