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Michael Burns

Michael John BurnsDecember 16, 1946 July 16, 2015Michael John Burns passed away peacefully on July 16, 2015, at his home in Juneau, Alaska, surrounded by family. He was born on December 16, 1946, in Galesburg, Illinois to John H. and Louise Little

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UA appoints new president

ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska Board of Regents has named a new university president after a monthslong search for the right candidate.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/ua-appoints-new-president
State
UAF chancellor announces summer retirement plans

FAIRBANKS - University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers said he plans to retire at the end of August after six years on the job.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/uaf-chancellor-announces-summer-retirem
State
Lawmakers discuss residency requirement for university regents

JUNEAU - Lawmakers heard mixed feedback Wednesday on a bill that would require regional representation on the University of Alaska Board of Regents. The House Education Committee discussed Wasilla Rep.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/lawmakers-discuss-residency-requirement
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers discuss residency requirement for university board

JUNEAU ? Lawmakers heard mixed feedback Wednesday to a bill that would require regional representation on the University of Alaska Board of Regents.The House Education Committee discussed Wasilla Rep. Lynn Gattis' proposal to require that regents come from at least six different communities. Gattis, a Republican, has said the requirement would help the board better serve all communities.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/lawmakers-discuss-residency-requirement
State
Guest Editorial: Going 'smoke free' at UAS will take more than a few campus signs

The following editorial was written by students in Rosemarie Alexander's journalism class at the University of Alaska Southeast: The University of Alaska Southeast campus goes tobacco free on July 1.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-26/guest-editorial-going-smoke-free-uas-
Opinion
Alaska Open Meetings Act has long history

FAIRBANKS - The people of Alaska do not yield authority easily to anyone, a reality fittingly recognized by the Alaska Legislature in the state's Open Meetings Act."The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them," the 1972 Legislature wrote into the act. "The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-20/alaska-open-meetings-act-has-long-histo
State
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

It's the start of the second half at the Alaska Capitol. Politics isn't a sport, but sports metaphors sometimes fit best.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/legislature-enters-second-half-heres-on
State | AK legislature
UAS under the budget knife

Twenty-four of 35 the University of Alaska Southeast year-to-year faculty members have been given notice that their contracts might not be renewed next year in light of anticipated cuts to the school's budget.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/uas-under-budget-knife
Local
Murkowski talks mines, deficit

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, visited her home state this week to give her annual address to the Legislature, focusing her speech on the recent state-federal tussle over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-20/murkowski-talks-mines-deficit
State | AK legislature

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