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 schools first considered doing this last year after they learned other school districts were doing it in the Lower 48. They didn’t get a chance to do it in Juneau until now.
- In a White House proclamation, President Donald Trump designated 11 a.m. local time on Memorial Day to unite in prayer for permanent peace and asked all Americans to observe a national moment of remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.
- The incident had witnesses, which can help investigators determine the cause of a crash in the same way witnesses are helpful when investigating car accidents.
- Divers have found multiple spots where oil could have been released and have since sealed off those locations. The total amount of oil released from the Powhatan is unknown.