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As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state sent back to the Legislature.Lawmakers have repeatedly said they support revenue sharing. Many legislators are former mayors or city council members and know first-hand the benefits of revenue sharing. Speaking on statewide radio last week...
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Assembly Meeting wrap-up: Giant whale statue to arrive in summer

...economy and increase revenue."It will be an enduring, iconic element" for all Alaskans when finished, Watt said.Former Mayor Bruce Botelho attended the meeting specifically to witness the long-awaited whale project move closer to completion...
Canada border hours worry Hyder residents

...putting a chain across your own driveway.""We consider ourselves one community," said Angela Brand Danuser, former mayor of Stewart. "We do everything together, and everything that Stewart does, we promote it as Stewart and Hyder...
Walker, lawmakers disagree on purpose of state gas board

After Gov. Bill Walker appointed two former state senators and a former mayor to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors - the group overseeing the state's efforts to develop a liquefied...
Construction to begin on Icy Strait Point dock

...September.Few in Hoonah denied the need for a cruise ship dock; what they differed on is where the dock should be built. Former Mayor Seferino Villarreal, Vice-Mayor Mary Erickson and others supported a dock at Shaman Point, between Icy Strait Point...
Parnell throws in the towel

...has been an honor to serve as governor of Alaska for more than five years," Parnell wrote.Walker, an attorney and former mayor of Valdez, is the first candidate unaffiliated with a party to be elected governor since statehood. He is scheduled...
Begich battles partisan undertow

...the same sentence as President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.Meanwhile Begich, the gregarious former mayor of Anchorage and son of a beloved congressman who died in a plane crash in 1972, tries to turn every discussion toward...
My Turn: Site of future whale sculpture less than ideal

...which will soon grace our downtown waterfront.A longtime undertaking by a group of local resident, including our late former Mayor Bill Overstreet, this large-scale arts project has the potential to be an iconic feature of our community. We congratulate...
Gubernatorial races low-key for primary

...Yakutat mayor. Walker, 63, is an attorney focused on oil and gas issues with non-industry clients, as well as a former mayor of Valdez, the terminus for the 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline.Laury Roberts Scandling, a spokeswoman for...
Corbus' $48M donation makes huge impact

...receive a donation of $460,000, prompting Whale Project president Kathy Kolkhurst Ruddy to declare, "The dream of former Mayor Bill Overstreet to place a full-sized humpback whale on the waterfront in Juneau is about to be realized."The donation...


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