Tongass Advisory Committee to meet again in Juneau

...has yet to be solidified. "The committee's interest in meeting in the communities of Southeast has not changed," Tongass Deputy Forest Supervisor Jay Anderson, who serves as the committee's designated federal official, said in a news release. "And...
Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

...doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be partly to blame.During closing arguments, Deputy District Attorney Tom Thurman told jurors that the college culture argument was a "red herring" and that the athletes thought...
New version of pot bill scrapped

...court for a marijuana-related charge. Technically, the drug would remain illegal.It might seem like splitting hairs, but deputy public defender Tracey Wollenberg told a joint House and Senate hearing that the bill's wording places a dangerous burden...
State | AK legislature
Gas line, marijuana things to watch this week in legislature

...intention of starting over. "I will take the good work that they have done and I will continue it," he told reporters Friday.Deputy Natural Resources Commissioner Marty Rutherford said the administration is "totally committed to moving this project forward...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, politics or science?

...membership, department commissioners, assistant commissioners and deputies. Given that neither board had publicly identified objective...that the ADF&G commissioner, assistant commissioners and deputies should be chosen by objective, transparent, thorough assessment...
New DOT commissioner is an old one

...appointed to his position by Parnell after Luiken left in 2012. Deputy DOT Commissioner John Binder held Kemp's position until a...2012. Before leading the department, he served as DOT's deputy commissioner of aviation from June to December 2010. Luiken...
State | AK legislature
Former DOT commissioner resumes post

...from December 2010 until his resignation from the post in October 2012. Before leading the department, he served as DOT's deputy commissioner of aviation from June to December 2010."Marc brings to the table leadership experience and knowledge of the...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Transparency for Juneau Access

...traffic. Another example is the study DOT contracted out for developing equitable marine highway fares. Reuben Yost, Kemp's deputy who also lost his job last week, referred to its December findings when discussing ferry fare increases. DOT hasn't published...
Fish and Game gets new deputy commissioner

Acting Fish and Game commissioner Sam Cotten announced Tuesday the appointment of Charles Swanton as the deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.Swanton has been the director of Fish and Game's sportfish division...
Walker names National Guard investigator

...of her findings to the administration at the end of April. A public version of the report will be released a month later.Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny said Collins' investigation will hopefully bring the truth to light and put the ongoing issue...


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