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Gov. Walker halts megaprojects

...include all departmental vacancies."Limiting agency travel to necessity and emergencies is another suggestion.Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang said Saturday that Friday's administrative order was not issued in response to Tuesday's letter; the governor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-28/gov-walker-halts-megaprojects
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So far, 3 of 14 commissioners chose Juneau

...talks with Walker about where she'll be based, Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang said Wednesday.Mike Bridges, acting Department...working out of Anchorage but might relocate to Juneau, a spokeswoman for the law department said. Department of Revenue Commissioner...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-26/so-far-3-14-commissioners-chose-juneau
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Audit: Systemic problems in Corrections Department

...reviewing and evaluating those that can be updated, which may result in improvements in health care services," Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle said.Among the findings, the review said that some security policies are outdated and that the department...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-26/audit-systemic-problems-corrections-dep
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Walker considers pot sales delay

...Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will consider a 90-day delay in implementing a regulatory system for legal marijuana sales.Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang said a delay in implementing sales would not affect the date when recreational use of marijuana becomes legal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-21/walker-considers-pot-sales-delay
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ConocoPhillips: Oil prices won't impact investments

...west Texas, Colorado and Canada - "areas where we have the ability to ramp up or down quickly," ConocoPhillips Alaska spokeswoman Natalie Lowman said. But work will continue on $2 billion in new investments in Alaska promised by the company, some tied...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-18/conocophillips-oil-prices-wont-impact-i
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Assembly pitches 1-year delay in opening pot shops

...state's regulations on marijuana sales, which currently is supposed to happen in late November 2015. The governor's spokeswoman, Grace Jang, told the Empire on Monday that Walker was looking into the extension because Alaska doesn't have any structure...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/assembly-pitches-1-year-delay-opening-p
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Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

...new policy.North of Seattle, the Tulalip Tribe has voted to pursue discussions on allowing medical marijuana, tribal spokeswoman Niki Cleary said. The tribe's values have been evolving, she said, noting even a vote on medical pot would have resulted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-23/tribes-tread-carefully-pot-discussions
State
Walker: Alaska will weather fiscal storm

...2014. Unrestricted general fund spending for the current budget year is about $6.1 billion.Grace Jang, Walker's spokeswoman, said the details of a community outreach on budget issues are still being worked out."The cabinet needs to have a few...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/walker-alaska-will-weather-fiscal-storm
State
Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority

...house in order and decide what stays and goes," he said when asked about the Road during a September interview.Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang said in an email that the Road project could be included in the final version of the capital budget due Feb...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/juneau-road-not-priority-senate-majorit
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Introducing Follow-up Friday

...remembered to wipe! (... with a paper towel)."JPD spokeswoman Erann Kalwara confirmed Thursday that police were able to...Center. Secret videotaping caseJuneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara confirmed that the case against a man accused...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/introducing-follow-friday
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