A bill sponsored by Juneau Republican Rep. Cathy Munoz revising state regulations for real estate activity passed the House of Representatives this morning (Friday). It now heads to the state Senate.
Capital City Fire and Rescue christened two brand new fire engines last night (Thursday) with a “wetting down” ceremony at Glacier Fire Station by the airport.
Coeur d’Alene Mines, owner of the Kensington Mine near Juneau, set several company records in 2011. Meanwhile, production levels at Kensington have been curtailed to allow for expanded underground development, which company officials say will lead to long-term stability.
In her annual address to the Alaska Legislature, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski spoke chiefly of the need to increase oil and gas development and the role Alaska plays in national military strategy.
The new head of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium says the organization is losing money, and that difficult changes are on the way.
The state is negotiating a new lease for the Department of Labor building in Juneau, even as employees who work there continue to suffer ill health effects.
HB 325 is nearly identical to a citizen’s initiative on track for a statewide vote later this year. But House Majority Leader Alan Austerman – the bill’s primary sponsor – says he’s open to changes. Lawmakers can preempt the ballot measure by adopting substantially similar legislation.
Governor Sean Parnell has signed a bill easing the state’s requirement for certain political candidates to file electronic disclosure information electronically.
House Bill 325 closely mirrors a citizen’s initiative that’s on track for a statewide vote later this year. Lawmakers can pre-empt the measure by passing substantially similar legislation.
The Coast Guard admiral in charge of Alaska has broken his public silence on charges against the survivor of a helicopter crash that killed three people from Air Station Sitka.