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Senator plans to investigate Guard situation

ANCHORAGE - State Sen. Lesil McGuire says the Legislature will hold hearings into sexual assault and other allegations involving members of the Alaska National Guard, but she's getting push back from the Senate president. A federal report released Sept.
Emails shed little light on National Guard case

ANCHORAGE - Emails released by the state of Alaska on Friday shed little new light into how allegations of sexual assault and misconduct in the Alaska National Guard were handled by state or guard officials.
Coastal management program to end in six weeks

Managers at the state's Division of Coastal and Ocean Management met with staff Monday, following the Legislature's surprise action over the weekend to allow the program to end at the end of fiscal year, June 30. "We are doing everything we can to find them reasonable employment outside coastal management," said Randy Bates, the division's director. Of Coastal Management's 33 employees, 22 are based in Juneau, with the remainder in Anchorage. Bates said they are looking at employee skill sets now.
Universal standards can't guarantee universal success

...will reduce state spending by $125 million over the next 20 years. Additionally, according to Mike Nizich, Parnell's Chief of Staff, the universal standards will "increase employee collaboration, teambuilding, and productivity." That's...
State offering guidance on oil spill

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell's administration is offering support to Gulf Coast states following the recent oil spill.
Palin's naming of new No. 2 raises questions

Alaska Legislators are questioning whether Gov. Sarah Palin can appoint the state's No. 2 elected official without their input.


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