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Korean consul general reviews Bering Sea search efforts

Korean consul general reviews Bering Sea search effortsTwo Korean aircraft, vessel joining Coast Guard cutter searching for 26 missing crew from sunken Oryong 501.

Juneau Assembly appoints Planning Commission, hospital board members

The Assembly received six applicants for Planning Commission and eight for Bartlett Regional Hospital board.

Treadwell Arena may get help from advisory board

Treadwell Arena may get help from advisory boardAssemblyman Loren Jones says an advisory board will bring focused attention to the rink’s management that the facility hasn’t gotten before.

Walker to review applicants for National Guard’s top post

Walker’s Republican predecessor Sean Parnell was in the process of finding a new adjutant general at the time of the election.

State faces larger deficit amid lower oil prices

State faces larger deficit amid lower oil pricesThe state of Alaska is facing a $3.5 billion budget deficit this year, $2.1 billion more than when lawmakers left Juneau in April, amid slumping oil prices.

Juneau welcomes new governor at holiday open house

Juneau welcomes new governor at holiday open houseGov. Bill Walker, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and their families greeted Juneau residents at the Governor's Mansion Tuesday for the annual holiday open house.

Juneau Assembly delays changes to Capital Transit bus plan

Juneau Assembly delays changes to Capital Transit bus planThe vast majority of the roughly 160 public comments received on proposed bus changes were negative.

Bill to nix Alaska exception in VAWA progresses

Bill to nix Alaska exception in VAWA progressesThe Violence Against Women Act of 2013 allows Lower 48 tribes to prosecute non-Indians who commit acts of domestic violence against Indian spouses and partners. But a provision known as Section 910 excluded Alaska tribal courts.

Walker hopes to have appointments in place soon

Walker hopes to have appointments in place soonWalker is considering his options for commissioners of Education and Environmental Conservation.

Porcupine Lodge opening may be delayed

Porcupine Lodge opening may be delayedContractors are still working on the new Porcupine Lodge at Juneau's Eaglecrest Ski Area