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Village on the verge of losing electricity

...the $149,700 bill and agree to a payment plan, said Mark Teitzel, AVEC vice president and engineering manager. Mike Black, director of the state Division of Community Advocacy, said he is sending staff to Chevak next week to assess the financial...
Legal opinion: Governor can't tie strings to budget would ask the departments of Law and Commerce to evaluate the opinion. Division of Community Advocacy Director Mike Black said in a statement that Murkowski's conditions were just a reinforcement of grant stipulations already required by...
Alaska Digest

...the villages will get their fuel at the lowest prices and develop managerial skills to minimize future expenses, said Mike Black of the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.
Escalating erosion an unprecedented crisis for Native villages

...more palatable." But it is not the government's role to bankroll the entire cost of building a new community, said Mike Black, director of the Alaska Division of Community Advocacy. Residents are the ones who decide whether to move and when...
Shrinking budgets are sinking villages

...depending on their size. That minimum exceeds the amount many received under latter-year revenue sharing, said Mike Black, director of the Alaska Division of Community Advocacy. "Small communities in particular benefited," he said. But...
Echo Hawk will look at shareholder issues

...tribal nations," he said. During a four-hour "listening session," Echo Hawk and Bureau of Indian Affairs Director Mike Black heard speakers discuss their concerns, many of them focusing on weakened ties to their ancestral lands and subsistence...
Rural subcabinet takes third tour

...Galena. Sullivan is the chair of the subcabinet. He is being accompanied by Emil Notti, the commerce commissioner; Mike Black, his deputy; Larry Hartig, the commissioner of environmental conservation; Click Bishop, the labor commissioner...
Erosion may force three Native villages to relocate, report says

...contribute to the move themselves and would require relatively modest government investment initially, said division director Mike Black. The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs also is funding planned construction of three homes at the site this summer and...
Seven villages could lose power

...widespread situation where communities have not charged sufficiently," said Division of Community Advocacy Director Mike Black. He said undercharging consumers is not a new development, but it has been exacerbated by the recent jump in fuel costs...
Ten communities drop city insurance

...lack of insurance because it's not going to touch them." Insurance costs have increased substantially, according to Mike Black, director of the state's Division of Community Advocacy, who also said the loss of insurance is often not visible...


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