Empire Editorial: Happy birthday, U.S. Coast Guard

...from Anchorage, which will soon be confronted with the redeployment of several thousand soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.Where was that outrage when the Coast Guard's budget was being cut? Why do we see, again and again, resistance to cutting...
79 makeshift riverboats take on final Red Green Regatta

FAIRBANKS - After watching the last Red Green Regatta come to a close, Steve Smith couldn't help but smile as he described the fiasco he'd just witnessed on the Chena River.
Today In Sports History for July 30

...1996 - The American softball team wins the gold medal, beating China 3-1 behind a controversial two-run homer from Dot Richardson in the first Olympic competition in that sport.2004 - At the London Grand Prix meet, Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva breaks...
New director chosen for Alaska Division of Elections

...Alaska's Division of Elections.Claire Richardson, a special staff assistant to Mallott...feh-NEW'-me-eye) on Friday.Richardson says there was nothing personal about...for the state and wishes her well.Richardson says there are a lot of changes happening...
Mallott ejects elections director

...Oct. 1. Mallott spokeswoman Claire Richardson said the lieutenant governor wants to...elections division prompted her to accept.Richardson praised both Fenumiai's service to...and working with state agencies, Richardson said of Bahnke. "She has a lot of...
State | Local
Walker travels to Pentagon to make case for Alaska troops

...officials announced two weeks ago that they planned a reduction of 2,631 paratrooper positions at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage and 75 troops at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.The Anchorage base is one of six domestic bases that will lose...
My Turn: The foreign policy challenge of defining a common home

...our congressional delegation highlighted one such guise by criticizing the Pentagon's troop cuts at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, referred to emerging threats in the Arctic and along the Pacific Rim when she said the...
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...time, First National Bank Alaska will not offer banking services to any marijuana-related businesses," said Denise Brown Richardson, corporate marketing director for First National Bank Alaska, Alaska's largest bank. "It's pretty straightforward...
Army to slash Fort Richardson brigade by 2,600

U.S. Army officials said Wednesday they will downsize operations in Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage by cutting 2,600 soldiers. An additional 75 soldiers are being cut at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.Anchorage...
Mallott to host provincial official on trans-boundary issues

...invitation of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.Mallott aide Claire Richardson said the agenda for Bill Bennett's visit hasn't been finalized...mines across the border to protect Alaska's interests.Richardson said Mallott plans to meet with tribal leaders and other stakeholders...


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