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Letter: Being Native should not be the qualifier for appointment

...Natives have got to encourage the next Governor to open the doors and create a diverse...to include Natives."? "Any Governor should not find it hard to seek...myself (I've been part of the governor's cabinet for four years). And...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-20/letter-being-native-should-not-be-qua
Letters
Huna Totem president appointed by governor

...resident Larry Gaffaney was appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell to the Alaska Royalty Oil and Gas Development Advisory Board, the governor's office announced Wednesday.The board advises the Department of Natural Resources on new royalty agreements with the state...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-16/huna-totem-president-appointed-governor
Local
Access denied

...residents of Juneau every year is the Governor's Picnic, traditionally held at Sandy...next year, he wrote a letter to the governor requesting a different venue for the...He has since stopped attending the Governor's Picnic, but still hears complaints...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-19/access-denied
Local
My Turn: Parnell's honesty vs. Walker's cynicism

...adjective in the English language to assail Parnell.Our sitting governor resides among us because Alaskans sent him here with an unprecedented...hard-working and dedicated public servant. Certainly, no Alaska governor has expended more political capital on the messy and intractable...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-19/my-turn-parnells-honesty-vs-walkers-c
Opinion
Court balks at last-minute voting changes

...but not college student IDs. The law has not previously been used in congressional elections or a high-profile race for governor.The Supreme Court's brief unsigned order, like those in the other three states, offers no explanation for its action...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-19/court-balks-last-minute-voting-change
Not For Web
Senator takes blame for absence from pamphlet

...notification to independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker.He was not included in the pamphlet sent to voters last week. The division planned to print and send a supplemental pamphlet for gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/senator-takes-blame-absence-pamphlet
State
My Turn: Alaska can't regulate marijuana like alcohol

...recent USA Today poll, if the marijuana legalization initiative was on the ballot now in Colorado, it would fail. The current governor of Colorado called legalization "reckless." Why would we want to invite all of those problems into Alaska, including increased...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-16/my-turn-alaska-cant-regulate-marijuan
Opinion
Juneau's Mark Whitman awarded Certificates of Excellence from AHS

...lt;http://archives.alaska.gov/>. The ASHRAB, coordinated by the State Archivist, is a nine-member governor-appointed state board. This was the ASHRAB's fourth year recognizing archival excellence among several worthy nominations...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-16/juneaus-mark-whitman-awarded-certificates
Art
Appeals court halts gay marriages in Alaska

...American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska."When an Alaska constitutional principle has been invalidated by a lower court, the governor believes he is bound by his oath to defend Alaska's Constitution," Parnell's spokeswoman, Sharon Leighow, said in an...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/appeals-court-halts-gay-marriages-alask
State
Alaska Editorial: Governor's denial of information thwarts public's right to know

...Information Act request for emails between the governor's office, Gen. Katkus and Mr. Pierre...fulfill them. With the APRN request, the governor's office took 86 days before notifying...more than two dozen phone calls to the governor's office seeking a response, many...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-10/alaska-editorial-governors-denial-inf
Opinion

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