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Dischner, former state commissioner, racketeer dies

...under Gov. Bill Egan, when Alaska became a state in 1959. He later became a Juneau businessman and powerful legislative lobbyist for the North Slope Borough as oil dollars flowed into the borough from the trans-Alaska pipeline. In the North...
Electrical training facility named after Tom Cashen

...Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547, first as an electrician and then as assistant business manager and legislative lobbyist, until being appointed commissioner of labor under Gov. Tony Knowles in 1994. He retired in 1998. The building...
Doll, Dems push child health care

...members enjoy health-care coverage through Medicaid, and their grandchildren should as well, said John Luby, legislative lobbyist for the group. AARP is the state's "largest organization of grandparents," he noted. Juneau representatives...
Legislative move headed to ballot

...million dollars." That was the approximate amount spent in 1994, said Clark Gruening, one of the city's legislative lobbyists and a member of the Alaska Committee. "We should take it seriously," Gruening said. "What's different...
Cruise industry cranks up state lobbying efforts

...Nobody else seemed to want to, so I did." The Alaska Cruise Association hired a number of well-known legislative lobbyists, including Sam Kito, Wendy Chamberlain and Jerry Mackie, and even ex-Gov. Sarah Palin's former chief of...
Juneau Color

...speed, then you're going backwards." Gruening, 57, chairman of the Alaska Permanent Fund Board and chief legislative lobbyist for the city of Juneau, also has been buffeted in the halls of government. There, too, he knows which way the...
Sexual harassment never acceptable

...allegations, Mr. Perkins has declared he will withdraw his acceptance of a job serving Gov. Tony Knowles as his chief legislative lobbyist. These allegations have reportedly been a difficult and emotional matter for Mr. Perkins and his family. Fortunately...
Resignation is Palin's only chance to be 2012 contender

...question that he shares Palin's social conservative predilections, but few remember that he served a term as a legislative lobbyist for Phillips Alaska Petroleum Co., predecessor of ConocoPhillips, the state's largest oil producer. ConocoPhillips...
Businesses split over promotions

...which merchants pay for an on-board lecture intended to steer passengers their way once the ship has docked. Legislative lobbyist Jerry Reinwand of Juneau, whose family owns a downtown gift shop, said he intends to seek a legislative remedy...
Three announce run for assembly

...he would not run for a third term because he wants to spend more time with his family. Etheridge has been the legislative lobbyist for the Alaska District Council of Laborers for six years and has served on the city's personnel board, a panel...


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