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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-16/tlingit-haida-tribes-meet
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-13/banning-same-sex-marriage-step-backwa
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-20/murkowski-talks-mines-deficit
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-02/politicos-have-tough-hands-play-2015
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/walker-interviews-cabinet-positions
Local
State budget director to retire

...financial 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-23/state-budget-director-retire
Local
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.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/letter-dot-public-hearing-circus-shows-
Letters
'Dreams' and 'cabin fever'

...approval and bridge replacement funds to go across the Chilkat River. In 1975, the project was stopped. With a new administration, they stopped the project."The project was back before the Legislature in 1989 in the form of Senate Bill 124...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/dreams-and-cabin-fever
Local
Plans set for inaugural events

...up," she said. "This is not about suits and ties. This is about 'Alaska formal' and getting to know your new administration, getting to know your new neighbors, really."Posters with event details will be popping up around town in the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-03/plans-set-inaugural-events
Local
Former Don Young challenger is new admin commissioner

...has been replaced, Walker announced Tuesday.Telecommunications industry veteran Sheldon Fisher was named as the new administration department head. Erickson, who was the state's Division of Motor Vehicles director before her temporary appointment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-30/former-don-young-challenger-new-admin-c
Local | AK legislature

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