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Gov.-elect Walker names attorney general, directors

Gov.-elect Walker names attorney general, directorsWalker also announced that he will retain Gary Folger as the public safety commissioner.

Nome proposes new taxes to deal with dwindling state, federal dollars

Nome proposes new taxes to deal with dwindling state, federal dollarsOther Alaska cities, large and small, face similar budget shortfalls, raising questions of just what jobs people expect their city to do.

Anti-Begich Ad in Voter Guide Prompts Bill to Ban Parties From Booklet

Anti-Begich Ad in Voter Guide Prompts Bill to Ban Parties From BookletRep. Les Gara, an Anchorage Democrat, wants to ban partisan ads in the guide, a booklet that’s mailed to every voting household.

Juneau Housing First project inches closer to reality

Juneau Housing First project inches closer to realityJuneau is getting closer to becoming the third community in Alaska with a Housing First project to provide the chronically homeless with housing.

Lobbyist: State budget shortfall will affect Juneau

Lobbyist: State budget shortfall will affect Juneau"If oil averages $85, the deficit for the state is about $3 billion," says Kevin Jardell, the City and Borough of Juneau's lobbyist for state issues.

Ferry Taku out of service for repairs Dec. 8-15

Ferry Taku out of service for repairs Dec. 8-15The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Taku will go into drydock for repairs the second week of December.

Air taxi suffers landing gear failure at Juneau airport

There were no injuries to the pilot or two passengers aboard Alaska Seaplanes' Piper PA-31.

Comment period on Juneau Access ends Tuesday

Comment period on Juneau Access ends TuesdayTuesday is the last day to weigh in on the latest environment document on the Juneau Access Project, commonly called the Juneau Road.

Estimated cleanup costs included in Gastineau Apartments property appraisal

Estimated cleanup costs included in Gastineau Apartments property appraisalThe Gastineau Apartments building has been appraised at $50,000; it could be worth significantly less if hazardous materials such as asbestos or urea-formaldehyde foam insulation are found in the building. If cleared, the lot is valued at $810,200.

Regional tribal government considered in Western Alaska

The delegates will look at major changes to how the YK Delta is governed through four main resolutions under discussion.
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