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On Writing: Rehabilitation and Red Tape and healthy environment, rehabilitation is being sacrificed one small piece at a time.I am hopeful that the new administration in the State and at the Department of Corrections will review and modify the existing system with a clear view of what...
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...marijuana-related deposits in states where it's legal," said Melton. "But what happens in 2016 when there's a new administration? And what's to stop the federal government from just prosecuting banks anyway? They could."Industry fears...
Banning same-sex marriage is a step backward

...incalculable damage to our civic life? No, continuing discriminatory practices damages civic life. I had hoped that the new administration in Alaska would move us forward on human rights issues. How disappointing to see our state taking a step backward...
Alaska Editorial: Marriage decision was the right call

...gubernatorial election to Bill Walker in November, marriage equality advocates hoped he would drop the state protest. The new administration opted to continue the legal wrangling, however, with Gov. Walker giving the roundabout explanation that he personally...
Tlingit, Haida tribes meet

...governor's transition, and teasingly lamented losing CCTHITA's previous government liaison to a position with the new administration. Grace Singh has taken over the role and Peterson spoke glowingly of her white papers and work with constituents...
Murkowski talks mines, deficit

...think people get frustrated with that, so hopefully that comes together quickly.Q: What are your hopes for the new administration?A: We've had some pretty rocky relationships between the state and our Alaska Native constituencies on issues...
State | AK legislature
Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

Gov. Bill Walker and his new administration are still settling in as state legislators are packing up to head to Juneau for the 2015 session.The annual political poker game...
Walker interviews for cabinet positions

...He's been interviewing for the job and will announce the new director within the week.Although it is common for a new administration to clean house, not all of the state's 14 commissioners will be replaced, Walker said. He couldn't say how...
State budget director to retire information prepared by state agencies" to Walker, in order to provide "an orderly transition to the new administration."On Dec. 1, Parnell will turn over his own fiscal year 2016 budget proposal to Walker. That proposal includes...
Letter: DOT public hearing circus shows need for new administration

I found myself nodding in agreement when I read about hidden reports and opaque processes that have been the hallmark of Knik Arm Bridge. Here in Skagway, we have been taking a hard look at the $574 million Juneau road extension proposal.


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