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New Alaska Moose Federation Director to reign in budget

ANCHORAGE - The new executive director of the Alaska Moose Federation says he will focus on reigning in both the organization's finances and mission.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/new-alaska-moose-federation-director-re
State
Michael Burns

Michael John BurnsDecember 16, 1946 July 16, 2015Michael John Burns passed away peacefully on July 16, 2015, at his home in Juneau, Alaska, surrounded by family. He was born on December 16, 1946, in Galesburg, Illinois to John H. and Louise Little

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175411133
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

Conrad Daley, executive director of the Alaska Cannabis Grower's Association, tried to get his organization a bank account for months, and has yet to keep one. Two months...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/pot-legal-finances-remain-black-market
State
Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters

ANCHORAGE - The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast. The two permits issued Wednesday clear the way for drilling in the Chukchi Sea, but with conditions.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/shell-gets-permits-limited-oil-drilling
State
Mount Polley to re-open after last year's disaster

...and Canadian citizens who rely on clean water and healthy fish, and wildlife," said Dale Kelley, executive director of the Alaska Trollers Association, in the release.The company expects to begin operation in about 30 days - right around...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-10/mount-polley-re-open-after-last-year
Outdoors
Review: Workload, staffing had impact at Wasilla VA clinic

...ensure continuity of care for patients during situations including understaffing, as required by policy.The director of the Alaska VA Healthcare System told the inspector general that it has addressed or is addressing the review's recommendations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-07/review-workload-staffing-had-impact-was
State
Tough budget decisions remain

JUNEAU - It took two special sessions for Alaska legislators to agree to a budget after a crash in oil prices contributed to a severe reduction in the state's available revenue.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-01/tough-budget-decisions-remain
Local
Spike in number of female prisoners

...shows that between 2004 and 2013, about 69 percent of female offenders served six months or less.John Skidmore, director of the Alaska Department of Law's Criminal Division, said the reason that women move in and out of jail quicker is either...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/spike-number-female-prisoners
State
Alaska is beating drunk driving

The good old days weren't. By almost all measures, Juneau - and Alaska as a whole - is safer today than it has been at most points in the last 40 years. While the population of the state and borough have grown, crime has fallen.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/alaska-beating-drunk-driving
State
Alaska film tax credit coming to an end

JUNEAU - It's a wrap for Alaska's film tax credit program. Gov. Bill Walker on Monday signed into law legislation repealing the program, established in 2008 as a way to encourage the growth of the film industry in Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-17/alaska-film-tax-credit-coming-end
State

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