Two Juneauites are among new additions to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Washington D.C. office, a news release announced Friday.
Ben Mallott has been hired as Murkowski’s new legislative assistant for Alaska Native and Indian affairs. He was previously vice president of the Alaska Federation of Natives and has served as the Arctic Athabascan Council’s representative to the Arctic Council.
Ann Robertson, also from Juneau, was named one of four research fellows attached to Murkowski’s office for the year. Robertson recently graduated with an environmental management master’s from Yale University, where she focused on fisheries, marine policy and the Arctic.
- Heavy rains returned to the region this month, triggering a large mudslide on the Haines Highway last weekend. Now the Alaska Earthquake Center says seismic activity may have also played a role.
- While Alaska’s economy is not out of recession yet, there are some positive signs leading economists to believe it may be nearing the end.
- Prosecutors say he exported raw, unworked, walrus ivory tusks from Alaska to Indonesia for carving, violating federal law, then smuggled carved ivory back to the United States.
- Walker, the only independent governor in the country, said Friday he could not win a three-way race and that Alaskans deserve a choice other than Dunleavy.