Alaska man hits 300-pound fur seal on drive to work

ANCHORAGE - Fred Parnell says he wasn't expecting marine animals to be in the roadway, so...Paul Island ran into a 300-pound northern fur seal last week.Parnell said his truck became airborne and ended up stuck in mud. When staggered...
New study warns against standardized pay for Alaska teachers

...recommended that lawmakers conduct further studies on creating a merit-based pay system and not change the state's teacher tenure system.The study was part of the omnibus education bill passed in 2014 under former Gov. Sean Parnell.
Letter: Lawmakers are taking away the marine highway

...undergoing maintenance and having an engine repaired. Gov. Sean Parnell ordered the ship to go Wrangell for the rededication of their...were not enough hotels in Wrangell for the event (thank you, Parnell). If our Legislatures and the powers to be in Juneau can...
Walker lifts another megaproject halt

...Road Project.That project, begun under the administration of Gov. Sarah Palin and continued under her successor, Sean Parnell, would build a highway extending west from the Dalton Highway through the southern foothills of the Brooks Range to the Ambler...
My Turn: Can Alaska afford our state government?

...Walker inherited the TransCanada issue from the Gov.Sean Parnell's administration when a past Legislature approved SB138. comes on line ? maybe 10 or 12 years from now. Gov. Parnell and the last Legislature approved SB 138 that included TransCanada...
Juneau swimmers prepare for state

...409.804 Waldhaus, Gabe PHS 405.705 Welch, Kylin SOHI 378.906 Hall, Ian HOMER 342.607 Curtis, Trae WVHS 332.158 Parnell, Steven KHS 308.859 Monaco, Dominic COLHS 303.1510 Zimmerman, Alex COLHS 293.2511 Rhein, Kegan KAYHI 291.3512 Butler...
My Turn: Governor's endowment proposal is good for Alaska

...the $14 million defeat of its repeal; and the crash of oil prices.Two good things happened: The defeat of Gov. Sean Parnell, who was too friendly with oil companies; and the election of Gov. Walker, a true Alaskan. This general election only...
Analysis: Pay now or later for gas pipeline?

...responsibility, and that's the reason for the Alaska Legislature's special session. TransCanada's partnershipUnder Gov. Sean Parnell, the state found a fourth partner - Canadian pipeline construction firm TransCanada - to pay for its part of AKLNG.Under...
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Big Oil given extra time to pledge gas

...royalties the state receives from gas sales. "Under the agreement that we inherited (from the administration of Gov. Sean Parnell), TransCanada sits in our seat at the table," Walker said.Long-term estimates indicate the state will pay a higher...
Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

...Murkowski was shelved or replaced with a new plan carrying the Palin stamp of approval. The same happened when former Gov. Sean Parnell took over for Palin, and again when Gov. Walker took over. Throughout all these transitions, Southeast has been left without...


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