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...were going to declare war on Alaska. Well, we are ready to engage," said U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and chair of the Senate energy committee.The designation would set aside an additional 12.2 million acres as wilderness, including...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer-and-jim-kuhnhenn/2015-01-25
Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

...issue proponents are particularly sensitive to given the history of marijuana policy in Alaska."Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, said she expected the defense provision to be a subject of "healthy debate" during committee...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-24/lawmakers-want-bill-to-decriminalize
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Gov. Walker says he's haunted by savings draw-down rate

...anything, he would like to accelerate progress. He noted that his license plates say AKLNG.House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, has said other sources of revenue, including possibly taxes, should be part of the budget...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-24/gov-walker-says-hes-haunted-by-savin
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Ethics panel looks at how other states collect fines

...enforced, the committee would have to deal with disclosures from far more people than it currently does, said outgoing committee chair Gary Turner, of Soldotna.Committee member Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, noted that the recommendation to introduce...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-21/ethics-panel-looks-at-how-other-stat
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Legislator seeks delay in marijuana-concentrates regulations

...the voters" and open the state to litigation, "which it would surely lose."Republican Rep. Paul Seaton, the incoming chair of the House Health and Social Services Committee, said Friday that he wants regulations taken up in manageable units so there...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-17/legislator-seeks-delay-in-marijuana-
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Legislature gavels in

...government, while dipping into savings to help get by, before considering new taxes or tax increases.Sen. Pete Kelly, co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said this could end up being a time that is remembered as good for Alaska because it will...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-20/legislature-gavels-in
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Voices of Alaska: Celebrating some great Alaska innovations

...business enterprises in the Lower 48 - is why I serve as Co-Chair of the Senate Brewers Caucus. My colleagues and I on the caucus...was able to work with my Senate Brewers Caucus Democratic Co-Chair Ron Wyden to lessen the impacts of this new proposed regulation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-17/voices-of-alaska-celebrating-some
Opinion
Habitat for Humanity completes 19th home

...Many others who were on site day after day include Jason and Heather Daniels. Lastly, thanks to Bill Radtke, Construction Chair, who, after being involved daily for the last 12 builds has resigned from that position. His leadership through the daily...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-19/habitat-for-humanity-comp
Letters
BOF head Johnstone resigns

...Johnstone on Tuesday as the Board of Fisheries chairmen was heading to Wrangell for a board meeting. "Today, I spoke with Chair Karl Johnstone and expressed my sincere disappointment in the recent lack of process demonstrated by the Board of Fisheries...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-20/bof-head-johnstone-resigns
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Poem: A Remembrance

A RemembranceBy Andrew McClure, SoldotnaAs I sit in my chair, surroundedBy my nieces and nephews,I tell of my childhood, story after story,Laughing and sighing.I suddenly remember...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-01-07/poem-a-remembrance
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