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New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety

...Long said he is happy to talk about the agency's mission in Alaska, whether that's a group of school children or state leaders. It's a vital part of the job he enjoys, and best of all, it hardly costs anything, he said."I'm free...
Juneau questions SB21 experts

...Juneau residents filled the Mendenhall Valley Public Library Monday evening for a question and answer session with four state leaders on the oil tax referendum voters will decide on next month.Proponents of the "Yes" side - those who oppose SB21...
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Washington prepares for retail sales

...As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced steps the state is taking to keep pot out of the hands of minors, including making sure that...
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Alaska Editorial: Avoiding an in-state fight over where to base F-35s

...Defense Department budget.Sen. Murkowski's comment is important because it helps send the message that Alaska's state leaders and its local leaders outside of Fairbanks should be unified behind Eielson. And that's essential because it is...
Legislators: Large-scale mining can be done right

...seen the integrity of our permitting system unfairly maligned during public debate on Pebble.""It is important for state leaders to express our confidence in mining as a way to bring Alaskans jobs, revenue and economic diversity," said Saddler...
Alaska Native foster children to receive federal help

...Shircel said in a statement. "This agreement is a testimony to the commitment and persistence of many Tribal and state leaders and their hard-working and talented staff."In the TCC region, tribal foster programs currently care for about...
Troll: The other energy news is tremendously upbeat

While many state leaders focus on the graph that shows the expected decline of oil from Prudhoe Bay (a field that currently exceeds its 30 year forecast...
New report paints dire picture of the status of women in Alaska

...Alaska.McGuire said these numbers are at the core of Alaska's high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault. State leaders need to examine them to figure out a way to improve the lives of women in Alaska, she said."If we figure out solutions...
Senate panel advances bills on lands, Denali name

...of BLM projects, including cleaning the well sites. Murkowski called that idea "dead on arrival." She and other state leaders have seen the cleanup as a federal responsibility.The bills are now cleared for consideration by the full Senate...
New Assembly talks focus, future direction at retreat

...wants to see the Alaska State Capitol complex expanded and argued that Juneau needs to promote itself as a regional and state leader in order to keep its capital city status."We have to be good neighbors," said Becker. "And it's not just Southeast...


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