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Alaska Editorial: Roadless Rule in Supreme Court's hands

...The petition argues that the 9th Circuit violated a basic principle of administrative law in ruling that the new administration's different political values and policy priorities were not a sufficient justification for changing the policies...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Local | AK legislature


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