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My Turn: Alaska cannot afford to miss this opportunity

...LNG project will help provide revenue for an economy that is essentially dependent on global fossil fuel markets. State leaders have already announced their fiscal "tightening of the belt" on infrastructure projects, when Gov. Bill Walker...
Walker: Nothing off the table in budget talks

...over the next three years but isn't ready to disclose it.Even taking a longer view, he said he doesn't expect state leaders to just dabble around the edges of the fiscal situation this session.Departments are looking for efficiencies and...
Alaska voters legalize recreational marijuana're going to see a patchwork of municipalities stepping up to the plate to do that," he said. "I think our state leaders are going to want to see a regulatory structure that works for the whole state."Cynthia Franklin, director of the...
My Turn: The Unity Ticket and American exceptionalism the job of governing our great state. Once again Alaskans will be able to see the information upon which elected state leaders make decisions affecting Alaskans.It is time to put partisanship aside. Bill Walker and Byron Mallott propose to...
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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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...
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...
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...


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