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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...
Hospital enters Harff era

Bartlett Regional Hospital welcomed its new chief executive officer Wednesday with a day full of meetings, tours and introductions. Christine Harff arrived on the job at about 8 a.m.
Settlement could have impact on Pebble mine

JUNEAU - The state's natural resources department will have to justify its rationale for how it designated land use in the Bristol Bay region nearly a decade ago, a process that could have ramifications for the proposed Pebble Mine.
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 hasn't been cost-effective for the state to pursue those (cases) in court," said Sharon Barton, director of the Department of Revenue's Division of Permanent Fund Dividend. The permanent fund division has just begun compiling statistics...
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.
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