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What others say: Closing down schools will shut down communities Cuts must be made somewhere, even if Alaska adopts a sovereign wealth model such as the one proposed by Gov. Bill Walker this month. A cut across the board impacting all districts and all students regardless of race would be easier for...
Voices of Alaska: Bullard appointment will benefit Alaskans

Governor Bill Walker made an appointment a few weeks ago that has received little attention but that produced great benefit to the state and its people...
Bethel asks governor to declare emergency after school fire

...damaging the Kuskokwim Learning Academy.The city council has declared a local government disaster. Officials want Gov. Bill Walker to declare a state of emergency so that funds can be allocated for recovery. Walker said at the time of his visit to...

...prices and relying on savings to help balance the budget.That's not sustainable, and is leaving first-term Gov. Bill Walker with some tough choices as he drafts the next budget.One of those decisions could reduce the amount of the yearly...
Walker downsizes state's Washington office

...for the state will be reduced to two positions.Gov. Bill Walker says he and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, along with cabinet...needed, AGDC spokesman Miles Baker said.Who Gov. Bill Walker may want leading the state team negotiating terms for...
Review calls for changes in Alaska Department of Corrections

JUNEAU - A review of the Alaska Department of Corrections ordered by Gov. Bill Walker after several inmate deaths found outdated policies, cases of lax or informal consequences for apparent employee misconduct...
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8 apply for coming vacancy on Alaska Supreme Court

...conducting background checks and personal interviews, and at least two nominees will be sent to Gov. Bill Walker for his selection.Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Sunday ordered all state flags lowered in honor of the people of France. The announcement...
Voices of Alaska: Thanks to Legislature for advancing gasline

...making the gas pipeline a reality. Standing united together, we can do this. I thank you, Alaska legislators, for pulling together to provide overwhelming support of this important project advancement. Bill Walker is governor of Alaska.
UA raises tuition to offset deficit

...discourage enrollment, Turner said in a previous Clarion interview.The regents-approved budget will now go to Gov. Bill Walker, and his amended version to the legislature in December, Turner said. Reach Kelly Sullivan at kelly.sullivan...
Before the snow flies, spend some time on avalanche safety

...just driving through Turnagain Pass takes you through numerous avalanche zones.To draw attention to the issue, Gov. Bill Walker has proclaimed November to be Avalanche Education Awareness Month. The proclamation notes that many Alaskans enjoy...


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