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Gov. Walker submits pared-down capital budget

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker on Monday submitted a stripped-down capital...predecessor, former Gov. Sean Parnell, and that Walker has not endorsed.Monday marked the statutory deadline for Walker to submit budget plans to the Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-16/gov-walker-submits-pared-down-capital-b
State
Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

...or any president has ever made," Heiman said.Gov. Bill Walker said the waters of Bristol Bay feed world-premier fisheries...regions of our state and offshore waters for oil and gas," Walker said in a statement. "Bristol Bay, however, is not that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-17/obama-withdraws-bristol-bay-offshore-dr
State
James scores 27 as Cavs beat Hornets, 97-88

...Cavaliers, who were coming off consecutive road losses to Oklahoma City and New Orleans after winning eight in a row.Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 24 points while Al Jefferson added 14.CELTICS 105, 76ERS 87PHILADELPHIA - Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-12-16/james-scores-27-cavs-beat-hornets-97-
Not For Web
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Dec. 15, 2014

...a Michael Bay blockbuster.Thumbs up to progress on the Alaska-class ferries. On Friday, Gov. Bill Walker and first lady Donna Walker attended a ceremony in Ketchikan to mark the official start of construction on the two new Alaska-class...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-15/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-d
Opinion
Medicaid system expansion could be months away

...approval, she said.To accept expanded coverage, Gov. Bill Walker's administration also will need legislative approval to receive...The new legislative session is scheduled to start Jan. 20.Walker, who took office Dec. 1, campaigned on expanding Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/medicaid-system-expansion-could-be-mont
State
Little impact on Ambler road caribou

...Brooks Range Council was formed in 2012 specifically to oppose it.With low oil prices causing budget problems for the state, the Ambler road is among several proposed projects that might be re-evaluated, new Gov. Bill Walker has said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/little-impact-ambler-road-caribou
State
Shipyard starts work on two new ferries

KETCHIKAN - Gov. Bill Walker was on hand Saturday to mark the official start of construction of...two boats in 2018.At the ceremony, Alaska's first lady Donna Walker ceremoniously welded her initials into the keel of the boat, a maritime...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/shipyard-starts-work-two-new-ferries
State
For Walker, Parnell's budget a placeholder

Gov. Bill Walker will submit his predecessor's recommended...his own. According to Alaska statute, Walker must turn in a state budget proposal to...a minimal capital budget of his own. Walker made it clear in his Friday announcement...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-07/walker-parnells-budget-placeholder
Local
Foggy Mountain Shop: Discovery Southeast

Discovery Southeast will offer art walkers first crack at the brand new version of "90 SHort Walks Around Juneau" by Mary Lou King, as well as a chance to renew membership...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-01/foggy-mountain-shop-discovery-southeast
Art
'Placeholder' state budget includes $17M in UA cuts

...is expected to change when Gov. Bill Walker releases his final version in February...former Gov. Sean Parnell and released by Walker earlier this month - includes $17 million...placeholder governor's budget, unendorsed by Walker, allocates only $379 million in general...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/placeholder-state-budget-includes-17m-u
Local

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