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Meet the woman in charge of Alaska's elections

...controversial ballot initiatives and the sudden creation of the Unity Ticket, which saw an independent candidate elected Alaska governor for the first time. Bahnke doesn't hide her lack of elections experience. "In my role as city manager, I wasn't...
Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...quickly, that's when we find we have the most problems." Walker said he is confident in his position and that Alaska governors have accepted outside money this way seven other times. He did not directly address the potential legal issue of...
Medicaid developmental disability program reduces new users

...institutionalization. The number of waivers has increased by 860 over the past eight years, according to a notice by the Alaska Governor's Council on Disabilities, but demand for waivers far outpaces the state's ability to process applications...
Youth Leadership team dedicated

...abuse, which are associated with domestic violence. Changing those statistics have been the priority of the last two Alaska Governor's. Hope is best seen coming at the hands of local youth and organizations such as the Youth Leadership Team (YLT...
Voices of Alaska: Why I'm restoring Alaska Hire requirements

...residents. Conversely, requiring Alaska Hire is good public policy and will help Alaska's economy.For many years, Alaska governors maintained Alaska Hire requirements for public projects. From Independent Governor Wally Hickel to Democrat Tony...
New fish board member named, not divulged

The deadline for Alaska Governor Bill Walker to appoint a third person to an open Board of Fisheries seat came and went Tuesday with no announcement, though staff...
Climate change speakers stress need for subsistance hunting adaptability 70 feet from the village. Tom is trying to raise funds to relocate Newtok. Fleener, a subsistence hunter and Alaska Governor Bill Walker's special advisor for Arctic Policy, spoke about the need for subsistence hunters to respond to climate-driven...
Moasons honor top students, award scholarships

...gave a two minute introduction honoring the student. Student awards included a personalized certificate signed by Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a one ounce solid silver eagle coin, a book published by the Scottish Rite called "Dynamic Freedoms...
Voices of the Peninsula: Medicaid expansion makes sense for Alaska

...discussions on Medicaid expansion is that current Medicaid programs need reforms before we expand Medicaid services in Alaska. Governor Walker's bill includes a variety of reform measures, including a care management pilot program to reduce unnecessary...
Kenai Peninsula Borough hires former federal coordinator as oil and gas adviser

...worked on oil and gas issues pertaining to Alaska for more than a decade, including as an associate director to the Alaska Governor's Office in Washington and as an aide to the Alaska State House Finance Committee Co-Chairman, according to his...


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