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State workers receive extra holiday

Gov. Sarah Palin is giving Alaska state employees an extra day off for Christmas this year, after Pres. Bush did the same for federal employees. Due to City and Borough of Juneau contracts that are tied to what the state does...
Pres. Obama to visit Seward, Dillingham, wrap up in Kotzebue

President Barack Obama's first trip to Alaska will include visits to Seward, Kotzebue and Dillingham, his office announced early Monday. In an email, a White House spokesperson said the president will travel to the Seward area on Sept.
UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

Recent Board of Fisheries appointee Roland Maw's relationship with the state government has been mischaracterized, according to the president of the fisheries organization where Maw served as executive director.
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Letters of Thanks

...individuals and corporations: Kevin Meyers, Pres/CEO of Phillips Alaska; Mark Hanley of Anadarko Petroleum; David Wright, Pres/CEO of Alyeska Pipeline Serv. Co...of Lynden Transport Inc.; Carl Marrs, Pres/CEO of Cook Inlet Regional Corp; Jim...
Pres. Harding's train car goes under wraps

FAIRBANKS - The train car that carried President Warren G. Harding during his 1923 visit to Alaska has been put under wraps.
Vice pres. to succeed Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela - Vice President Nicolas Maduro is taking over leadership of Hugo Chavez's political movement after the socialist leader died Tuesday at age 58 following a nearly two-year bout with cancer.
This Day in History

...Wildlife Refuge was established. In 1923, the 1400-foot Tanana steel bridge was completed on the Alaska Railroad. In 1923, Pres. Warren Harding established the National Petroleum Reserve on the North Slope. In 1975, Gilbert Zemansky, a sanitary engineer...
Accumulated Fragments: Gruening and Bartlett walk the long road to statehood

...James Wickersham, a judge appointed by Pres. McKinley, was extremely concerned about...appointed Territorial Gov. of Alaska by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and was...Republicans and southern Democrats, backed by Pres. Eisenhower. This coalition wanted to...
Legislators report from D.C.

...future of energy development in Alaska. Among the good news is the financial shape in which Alaska finds itself, said Senate Pres. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak. "We are certainly envied by other states because of our condition, we don't have high unemployment...
Union war

...share, and protect Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. President Obama will stand up for working families," said AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee.Nowhere in the release was any mention of the Afghanistan war. When Obama ordered the troop surge in...


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