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Huna Totem Corporation hires Joe Jacobson as vice president

Joe Jacobson, Former Director of the State of Alaska Division of Economic Development, will join Huna Totem Corporation as vice president of business development on March...
Alaska DV advocates headed to U.N.

Lauree Morton doesn't often go to New York, but when she does, it's to speak at the United Nations. The executive director of the state of Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault left Juneau for the Big Apple Monday to attend the U.N.
Criminal pot bills put on hold for rewrite draft some of the marijuana regulations, an option provided in the initiative.Cindy Franklin, executive director of the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said during the hearing that a hybrid approach, where such a board shared...
State | AK legislature
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

No department is spared under Gov. Bill Walker's promised cuts to help balance a looming $3.5 billion state budget deficit, but some departments will have it worse than others.
State | AK legislature
Governor clears desks at Alaska DOT

Just days after defending the Juneau Access Improvements Project to Gov. Bill Walker, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Acting Commissioner Pat Kemp was removed from his position, Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang confirmed.
State | Local | AK legislature
Ending Juneau Access could mean penalty

The Juneau Access Improvements Project has lasted a quarter-century and has cost millions of dollars. As the state's fiscal climate shifts against the project, ending it could cost millions more. According to a document dated Jan. 5 and released Friday by the state, ending the Juneau Access Project or the Knik Arm Crossing could require the state to refund the federal government tens of millions of dollars.
State | Local
Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

Gov. Bill Walker and his new administration are still settling in as state legislators are packing up to head to Juneau for the 2015 session. The annual political poker game begins Jan. 20 when the state Legislature convenes.
Lawmakers hear from community officials on marijuana regulations

JUNEAU - Local government officials want the Legislature to make some of the decisions about marijuana regulations but leave other choices to individual communities.
State | AK legislature
Walker's opening choices are hard ones

JUNEAU - Bill Walker is coming into the governor's office faced with high expectations for a renewed spirit of bipartisanship in Alaska politics and the grim reality of plunging oil prices and gaping budget holes.
Alaska voters legalize recreational marijuana

...state leaders are going to want to see a regulatory structure that works for the whole state."Cynthia Franklin, director of the state's five-member Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said the panel is prepared to develop regulations or advise...


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