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Alaska Editorial: Governor's denial of information thwarts public's right to know

...response, many of which were unreturned. When APRN finally received the rejection on Sept. 26, the governor's policy director Randy Ruaro said the communications, some of which came from Guard chaplains blowing the whistle on chain-of-command...
THCC signs cooperative agreement with state and Microsoft

...them a relevant set of skills to be competitive in the job market."Governor Sean Parnell's Special Counsel and Policy Director Randy Ruaro, Department of Education Commissioner Mike Hanley, and Department of Labor Dianne Blumer represented...
Forest Service criticized over Tongass management

...the same time, private-sector jobs in all other areas have increased, the study said.Austin Williams, Alaska policy director for the conservation group Trout Unlimited, said the Forest Service was "throwing good money after bad" to support...
Parnell's office denies National Guard records

...another 10 if they need an extension.APRN says it received a three-page response letter on Friday that was sent by policy director Randy Ruaro, who cites among other reasons the legal rights of privacy for victims.Ruaro says his office has not...
The overreach of executive power

...the Department of Natural Resources and a project analyst for the Alaska coastal management program. She was the policy director for the coastal management program initiative and is currently providing natural resource law and policy consulting...
Kenai bear protection at center of battle

...damned," Wayne Hall told refuge officials at the Anchorage hearing. "It must be an emotional thing."Jim Adams, policy director for Audubon Alaska, said many visitors come to Alaska "hoping specifically for a life-transforming experience...
Forest Service approves Big Thorne timber sale

...avoid this by quickly and truly transitioning out of cutting our last relatively stands of rare, old trees," said Policy Director Jim Adams in an e-mailed statement.The Forest Service will hold meetings in the communities of Thorne Bay, Coffman...
Wash. refineries readying for North Dakota oil

...crude oil pose some spill hazards, Holmes observed that every form of oil transport proposes risks.Eric de Place, policy director at environment-oriented Sightline Institute in Seattle, said that is true."I don't want to be alarmist, because...
Activists question ethics of group paying for governor's trip

...meeting, according to a Nov. 17 state travel authorization form. The group also spent $2,592 for former Murkowski policy director Kris Knauss to make the trip, according to tax documents provided by the Washington-based watchdog group Center...
Elton has more experience

...Elton's literature noted his beginning with two sessions as an Alaska legislative aide, followed by five years as a policy director under a Republican governor, then two years as an Alaskan Ombudsman. After three years as director of Alaska Seafood...


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