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Last minute deal seals seat for Egan

ANCHORAGE - With the deadline looming for adjournment and the prospects of more bad headlines ahead, four men in a Capitol office hammered out a deal that finally gave Juneau a state senator.
Juneau's Nizich to remain chief of staff

JUNEAU - Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell announced Monday that Mike Nizich, currently Gov. Sarah Palin's chief of staff, will remain chief of staff when Parnell takes the oath of office as governor on July 26.
My Turn: Endangered Species Act a 'weapon of choice'

Congress passed the Endangered Species Act in 1973 to be used as a safeguard to protect species from extinction. No one questions that reasonable and prudent measures should be taken to avoid extinction, especially when the threat is posed by human activity.
Gov. Sarah Palin's chief of staff resigns

JUNEAU - Gov. Sarah Palin's Chief of Staff Mike Tibbles has resigned.
City faces likely increase in power cost after second snow slide in year

Cost estimates were not yet available Monday for the damage done by an avalanche that tore down a Snettisham Hydroelectric Project transmission tower, but a snowslide last year destroyed towers that cost Alaska Electric Light and Power $3.27 million to rebuild.


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