After serving as acting revenue commissioner for the past three months, Angela Rodell now officially has the job.
The department collects taxes and handles the investment of those funds, but most Alaskans know the commissioner for announcing the Permanent Fund Dividend amount.
Rodell joined the Department two years ago, and has served as state treasurer and as deputy commissioner. She replaces Bryan Butcher, who left the position to head the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
- "Juneau to Minneapolis for $361. New York for $365, which is insane. The fares dropped by $100 to $200 overnight. And adjusted for inflation, really, Juneau has never ever seen these exceptional rates," said travel analyst Scott McMurren.
- The facts of what happened aren't clear yet. The body is on its way to Anchorage for autopsy, and state investigators were Barrow-bound.
- Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, an Anchorage Democrat, said her caucus members were disappointed.
- A commercial truck ripped through telephone lines near the Mendenhall Mall on Wednesday afternoon.