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Jim Ayers, Gov. Knowles' chief of staff, says in an Empire interview that "Alaska has lost its soul." The cause he believes is money; then curiously throws in church...
Knowles and BP talk about merger

...North Slope oil production. In a meeting in that ran 2 hours, the governor, Attorney General Bruce Botelho and Knowles chief of staff Jim Ayers talked with BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. president Richard Campbell and BP Amoco's chief of global...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...follow-up phone call to the Anchorage Republican senator, but couldn't budge him, the governor said. Jim Ayers, Knowles' chief of staff, said this morning that it doesn't appear the Legislature will deal with the bill by Tuesday's midnight adjournment...
Capitol Notebook: It could be ugly; then again ...

...legacy of the Knowles administration is the complete failure of its fiscal policy," Donley said. Conversely, Knowles' chief of staff, David Ramseur, has counseled commissioners to develop an agenda that will put the Republican majority "in...
Special session gets under way

...limit its ability to take new cases. Gov. Tony Knowles, a Democrat, called the special session to avert that. Knowles' chief of staff, David Ramseur, said extending the RCA is "a consumer protection issue." "I think we're hoping once they...
Pollution proposal gets chilly reception

...means, Farnell said. That leaves any decision on the matter "up for grabs," he said. Former Gov. Tony Knowles chief of staff Jim Ayers charged DEC with bowing to special interests and the Murkowski administration to loosen environmental...
My Turn: Williams, Murkowski misrepresent facts

...of the North Pacific Region of the non-profit organization Oceana Inc. and former director of Head Start, Alaska Marine Highway, Coastal Management, Exxon Valdez Trust; a private business owner and Gov. Tony Knowles' chief of staff.
Murkowski, Knowles begin the transition

...lengthy documents that detail the state's finances and various issues and deadlines facing a new administration. Knowles Chief of Staff David Ramseur will take charge of the current governor's transition team, Knowles said. Ramseur is expected...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Berkowitz. Knowles has not said whether he will call a special session if the labor contracts aren't funded. Knowles' Chief of Staff Jim Ayers has said he would advise the governor not to call a special session right away if contracts aren't...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...said he's working with the governor's office to come up with a plan the Senate can accept. As Jim Ayers, Knowles' chief of staff, hurried to a meeting with Porter this morning, he said he's working with the Senate as well, to find a plan...


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