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Juneau resident Dick Knapp appointed to MTAB

Knapp is a retired Coast Guard admiral and former Alaska Department of Transportation commissioner. More recently he has been chairman of Citizens Pro Road.

DNR Calls Off Public Meetings For Permitting Bill

DNR Calls Off Public Meetings For Permitting BillState officials have been trying to build support for a controversial land management bill that couldn’t get enough votes in the final days of session.

Gov. Parnell explains why he’s not expanding Medicaid in Alaska

Gov. Parnell explains why he’s not expanding Medicaid in AlaskaGov. Parnell holds a press conference addressing a possible Medicaid expansion.

Sitka urges Governor to accept Obama’s Medicaid plan

Sitka urges Governor to accept Obama’s Medicaid planThe Sitka assembly passed a resolution asking Parnell and the state legislature to “fully consider” the benefits to Alaskan communities of expanding Medicaid to cover a larger share of the state’s poorest residents.

State wrestles with $12 billion pension shortfall

State wrestles with $12 billion pension shortfallWhen it comes to retirement benefits, the state is looking at a $12 billion shortfall. Just how that’s going to be paid off is expected to be a big issue for the Legislature next session.

Alaska Chamber makes Medicaid expansion a priority

Alaska Chamber makes Medicaid expansion a priorityThe Alaska State Chamber of Commerce has adopted Medicaid expansion as one of its top state legislative priorities.

French enters lieutenant governor’s race

French enters lieutenant governor’s raceFrench had been considering a run for governor, but set aside those plans after Juneau Native leader Byron Mallott announced he would seek the Democratic nomination.

Mallott kicks off gubernatorial campaign

Mallott kicks off gubernatorial campaignByron Mallott filed as a candidate for governor today, making him the first Democratic candidate to officially jump into the race.

Treadwell calls for more aggressive tack on state sovereignty

Treadwell calls for more aggressive tack on state sovereigntyWhen the Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Federal Areas last met, the theme was overreach from Washington. But this go-round, it seems the group is unexpectedly dealing with federal underreach.

Parnell announces AGDC board appointments

The board of directors for the group charged with advancing an in-state natural gas pipeline has been announced.