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Locals to enforce new marijuana law

As Gov. Frank Murkowski gets closer to signing a bill aimed at criminalizing small amounts of marijuana possession, Alaskans are wondering what may happen next.
Alaska Editorial: Full review of port authority plan can't hurt

The complaints about the agreement negotiated by Gov. Frank Murkowski for construction of a North Slope natural gas pipeline are many.
State Sen. Taylor to take transportation post provided to this district right now is to get into the trenches and make sure those facilities get built," Taylor said. He will earn an annual salary of $74,516 in addition to state benefits, said a spokesman for the governor.
Update: Six locals test negative for anthrax

The superintendent of an Alaska school district says probably coffee creamer, not anthrax, puffed out of an envelope his office sent to a state agency in Juneau.
State boosts mail security

...and materials for the potentially deadly bacterium, and none has tested positive for anthrax, said Bob King, spokesman for the governor. But the state is requiring its mail clerks to wear gloves as a precaution, he said. "Mailroom employees...
State Briefs

...Mike Downing, who was named last week to oversee the department until a permanent replacement is selected. A spokesman for the governor's office said Downing would return to his previous transportation duties and that the move was a matter of...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Oates, 52, is currently serving as chief of staff of the Alaskan Command, based at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage. Knowles, in a prepared statement today, cited Oates' previous command experience as the reason for naming him a member of the cabinet.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...governor's action in calling for a special session is mean-spirited, uncompassionate and wrong." But a spokesman for the governor noted Cowdery, a veteran legislator from Anchorage who chairs the Senate Transportation Committee, failed to...
House committee overhauls tax measures

...overhauled two proposals by Gov. Frank Murkowski to raise taxes on Alaska motorists during a hearing Thursday. A spokesman for the governor said the measures may now need a jump start. Murkowski's proposal to impose a $10 fee on new studded tires...
Alaska gov. to be honored at NY gala

...Foundation said the former Republican vice presidential candidate will be honored next weekend on Long Island. A spokesman for the governor did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment Monday. The organization said it is honoring...


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