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Gov. Walker appoints marijuana board members

...industry and rural Alaska. Industry receives two seats in this initial board; one of those will be replaced by a public member once the board's initial term expires. Jones is traveling in China and was unavailable to comment, but Bruce Schulte...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/gov-walker-appoints-marijuana-board-mem
State
CBJ appoints 7 to Aquatics Board

...seven residents to a newly formed empowered board, tasked with overseeing Juneau's two public pools. The seven public members were named on June 15 to staggered terms to begin July 1, with some expiring June 30, 2016 and the longest lasting...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-17/cbj-appoints-7-aquatics-board
Local
My Turn: Reflections on Governor Walker's Conversations with Alaskans

...in Gov. Walker's Conversation with Alaskans included members of his transition team plus some public members. I was one of the public members - without portfolio - meaning I did not represent an industry, an employer or an organization...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-15/my-turn-reflections-governor-walker
Neighbors
3 things to watch in the Legislature

...or AGDC.Walker upset some lawmakers with a decision earlier this year to remove three of the board's five public members. Walker said he wanted Alaskans on the board and greater regional representation. He also said he saw this as a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/3-things-watch-legislature
State
Committee to take up gas line board appointments

...the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC.Gov. Bill Walker shook up the board by removing three of the five public members. Walker said he wanted Alaskans on the board and greater regional representation. He said he also saw it as a lay...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/committee-take-gas-line-board-appointme
State
Gov. wants pot board

...The board would include representatives from the marijuana industry, the public health and safety sectors and the public. Members would be appointed by the governor to serve staggered terms of three years, according to a letter from the governor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/gov-wants-pot-board
State | AK legislature
My Turn: A fix in search of a law

...voted in agreement with lawyer members instead of public members in the five recent cases where the two groups were...sufficient pools of nominees that both lawyer and public members viewed as more highly qualified ignores the council's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-15/my-turn-fix-search-law
Opinion
Empire Editorial: On the court

...council was divided between attorney members and non-attorney members. "When you have four attorneys ganging up on public members, it smacks of a conflict of interest," Sen. Kelly told the Empire.We choose to look at the other side of the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-15/empire-editorial-court
Opinion
Judging judicial selections

...have four attorneys ganging up on public members, it smacks of a conflict of interest...The intention of (SJR3) is public members will never be overwhelmed by members...members are better-informed than public members about the backgrounds of potential...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-08/judging-judicial-selections
State | AK legislature
Legislators file first round of bills

...commission that nominates applicants to fill judicial vacancies in Alaska. The council currently has seven members: three public members, three non-attorney members and the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. Would appear on the 2016 general...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature

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