Alaska farmers want prison-run slaughterhouse kept open

ANCHORAGE - Farmers across Alaska are fighting to keep a state-run slaughterhouse open after lawmakers announced plans to shut down the facility next June due to budget concerns. Officials with the Alaska Farm Bureau say Mt.
Report: Big problems in DOC

...of the Department of Corrections to replace Taylor.Lt. Kris Sell, a Juneau Police Department officer and a director of the Alaska Peace Officers Association, said she had found Taylor to be aggressive in his pursuit of inmates' rights...
Havemeister out as agriculture director

Gov. Bill Walker announced last week that Franci Havemeister will leave her role as director of the Alaska Division of Agriculture on Dec. 4.The Palmer resident was appointed in 2007 and is a lifelong Alaska resident.While agriculture...
Fish Factor: Plummeting prices, flushed meds

Alaska's 2015 salmon season produced the second largest harvest ever, but rock bottom prices yielded the lowest pay out to fishermen since 2006.
Familiar face becomes APFC pope

Angela Rodell will be the next executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
Board considers candidates for Permanent Fund 'pope'

Vast indirect power. An apolitical position. Immense public support. A venerable institution designed to last. The director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation might as well be Alaska's pope.
The legend of Hosea Sarber

I learned of Hosea Sarber as a teenager when I picked up the gem of a book "No Room For Bears" by Frank Dufresne.
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.
At LCCC, prison riot starts with a phone

...last month.Inmates must be able to coordinate their defense with attorneys, wrote Joshua Decker, executive director of the Alaska ACLU. They also need to talk to their families."Authorities, including the (Federal Communications Commission...
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


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