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Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...them," said Brandon Emmett, vice-president of the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association and one of two industry representatives on the Alaska Marijuana Control Board."It's not that (banks are) anti-marijuana," he said. "They...
Group formed to promote legal weed

...such as being part of a group health insurance plan, Kole said.Emmett and Schulte were recently appointed as industry representatives to the Marijuana Control Board, which is charged with regulating the industry. Schulte said the two were limited...
Feds propose more safety valves for gas lines

...valves on all new and renewed gas lines, regardless of the type of customer, spokesman Keith Holloway said.Industry representatives previously have raised concerns about the potential cost of installation, particularly for larger gas lines...
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Norway's king opens drilling conference

...increasing our economic collaboration in the Arctic, particularly in the oil and gas sector," King Harald V told industry representatives at the Arctic Offshore Operations Conference in Anchorage.The 78-year-old king, nearing the end of a...
House approves marijuana control board legislation

...advocacy perspectives on marijuana; a rural Alaska representative; and a member of the public if there is just one industry representative.Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, said she was told that 59 people have applied to be on the board so...
State | AK legislature
Gov: No Medicaid reform without expansion

...right thing, then that's fine with me."Last week, the House Finance Committee heard from health care industry representatives that while they are interested in pursuing reforms, funding is a concern. Health commissioner Valerie Davidson...
House panel advances bill creating marijuana board

...advocacy perspectives on marijuana; a rural Alaska representative; and a member of the public if there is just one industry representative.The new version of the bill specified that the rural representative had to live in a community of 7,000 people...
State | AK legislature
Alaska groups seek cut in salmon caught by pollock industry

...says the status of king salmon stocks has reached crisis proportions despite the closure of river fisheries.Industry representatives, however, say the harvest of king salmon bycatch has never come close to reaching those limits. They also...
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls Southeast Alaska is at risk of closing if the Big Thorne sale stalls or is cancelled through litigation, industry representatives and the U.S. Forest Service say.Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock is the only remaining mid-sized mill in...
Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

...optimistic," offered Les Cronk, a timber industry representative from Ketchikan, as the Tongass Advisory Committee...stakeholders from environmentalists to timber industry representatives making up the Tongass group, some had their...


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