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Inaugural Juneau Extra Tough 5K walk/run a success

Over 120 walkers and runners came to the Riverbend School covered playground for the Inaugural NAMI Juneau Extra Tough 5K Walk/Run. We are grateful for their participation.
Former crime lab employee charged with six felonies

ANCHORAGE - An investigation of irregularities of the Alaska State Crime Lab led to the arrest of a former employee Thursday.
Remembering Dr. Maynard 'Mal' Miller

...FGER and a graduate student under Miller at the University of Idaho. He's currently the Southeast Regional Director of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities."He basically inspired me to take up a career in earth sciences and...
House passes cruise ship wastewater bill

JUNEAU - The Alaska House on Monday passed legislation that critics say would roll back requirements that cruise ships meet state water quality standards when dumping wastewater.
Bill nails fraudulent PFD filers

People who file fraudulent permanent fund applications would stand a greater chance of being punished if a new bill passes the Legislature. House Bill 205, which the House approved Friday, would allow the Department of Revenue to impose a $3,000 fine on people it determines have submitted fraudulent applications. Under current law, if the state takes a person to court for permanent-fund fraud, the court may assess a fine of up to $5,000, but the department itself cannot impose a fine.
Oil tax credit zipping through Senate

Despite some senators' nervousness about a potential cost to the state of as much as $100 million a year, Gov. Frank Murkowski's proposed tax credit for oil exploration could come up for a vote in the Senate today - three days after it was introduced. The bill would provide a severance tax credit of 20 percent of the cost of exploration wells drilled more than three miles from an existing well. Explorers would get a 40 percent credit for wells drilled more than 25 miles from existing oil production facilities.
Skipping thank--you note a potential job-landing gaffe

One of the first things you should do after an interview is start preparing a thank-you note. This small step, which could be the one that enables you to land your new job, serves a number of purposes.
Fishermen question exclusion of Russians

With the season's pink salmon run exceeding the winter forecast and processors shutting down their pink-buying operations due to market limitations, some fishermen are calling into question the accuracy of information fish plants provided to the state about their processing capacity. Earlier this year, the state Department of Fish and Game's processing capacity survey found that processors were willing and able to handle the projected run of pink salmon. Gov. Frank Murkowski used that information to deny Russian processors' applications to come into state waters and buy pink salmon from Alaska fisherman.
Alaska Digest

...commercial fisheries and subsistence programs. Fish and Game Commissioner McKie Campbell appointed Denby Lloyd director of the department's Commerical Fisheries Division. Doug Mecum vacated that post this summer to retire from the state and take...
Ferries overlooked in campaigns

Forgotten highway: An aerial view of the Echo Cove area is seen May 15. Alaska's Marine Highway system, which has drawn criticism from residents who support a proposed road in the area, has been largely overlooked by


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