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Court: Alaska tribe should settle own dispute over leadership

...a periodic election of a traditional council to serve as the governing body, with the first chief serving as the presiding officer.The other group claiming leadership is led by JoAnn Polston. She has served as the council leader for the past...
City will hear Haven House appeal

...the legality of the Tall Timbers Neighborhood Association's appeal. Commissioner Nicole Grewe was chosen as the presiding officer on both appeals.? Contact reporter Katie Moritz at 523-2294 or
Legislature misses initiative hearing timeline

...Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, on Friday said the legislative hearing process would start with a letter to the presiding officer from the lieutenant governor. He said he could not say what happened in this case. "All's I can tell you is...
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FNSB clerk for more than 30 years retires she and her husband can spend more time with family in Florida.A resolution by the assembly was read aloud by Presiding Officer Diane Hutchison."My husband served previously, and the first thing he told me was when you get on the assembly...
Legislative session starts today

...secured the 11 votes needed to ascend to that position. But like the House, the Senate will hold a vote to elect its presiding officer."Although it's assumed, you still have to go through the vote process," Coghill explained.The House and...
Legislative session gets underway

...unanimously reelected. New Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, was likewise elected as the Senate's presiding officer without objection.Chenault told his fellow representatives that he thinks of them as "family.""As the Speaker...
Fairbanks assembly keeps Solie as presiding officer despite DWI charges

...governing body's top official. The special meeting had been called to discuss whether Solie should step down as presiding officer, a position he's held since November. Beck said he organized the meeting because he did not want Solie's legal...
2 seek job as mayor of Denali Borough in the race to be the next mayor of the Denali Borough. Bear Creek resident Jerry Mueller, the assembly's presiding officer, will run against David Talerico, who was elected to the assembly in November 2001. Talerico is from Healy. Johnny...
Rare words and unspoken issues during special session

...the gavel Friday night so that he could go to the floor to debate the cruise ship bill. It was a rare action by a presiding officer in either legislative body, and it underscored Halford's commitment to the issue, especially because he said...
Session hits 'Gavel to Gavel' budget

...coverage of committee and floor action. The past week of extended and special sessions has been left to the call of the presiding officer, creating additional lag time for camera crews waiting to cover the events. Bill Legere, general manager for KTOO-FM...


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