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Attorney General grilled over transparency

...that no senior state officials, including Richards, the commissioners and the governor himself, have signed confidentiality agreements...confidentiality agreement?"Richards replied, "The governor and commissioners reached agreement with the companies that we don't need...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-08/attorney-general-grilled-over-transp
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Planning commission defines 'water-dependent' buildings

...the river and wants to develop it but the structure is not water-dependent, they will not be able to develop it. The commissioners agreed that it would be unfair to take away the ability to develop small lots but still wanted to define water-dependent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-10/planning-commission-defines-water-de
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Review calls for changes in Alaska Department of Corrections

...and accepted the resignation of Corrections Commissioner Ron Taylor, whom he appointed in January.Walt Monegan, a former commissioner of Public Safety, will serve as acting interim commissioner.The report also raised issues with the use...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/state-government/2015-11-16/review-calls-for-changes
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State English, math test results show room to improve

...proficiency standards, but that does not come as a surprise to the Department of Education and Early Development.Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said the results of the Alaska Measures of Progress, or AMP, standardized test released Nov. 9 show students...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/state-government/2015-11-09/state-english-math-test-
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School district reviews AMP results, seeks delay in next test

...assessments. They join a statewide group of school district leaders asking the State Board of Education and Mike Hanley, commissioner of the Department of Education and Early Development, to send the assessment back to the testing vendor, the Achievement...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-14/school-district-reviews-amp-results-
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Draft EIS nearly ready for Donlin, in the works for Chuitna

...Irwin is a mining veteran who led the development of the Fort Knox mine, and who is also a former state Natural Resources commissioner.If it were developed the Livengood mine would be similar to the Fort Knox gold mine also near Fairbanks but larger, Irwin...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-16/draft-eis-nearly-ready-for-donlin-in
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Pebble mine battle moves to Capitol Hill

...represented.Pebble Limited Partnership board of directors chair John Shively, a former Alaska Department of Natural Resources commissioner, said Nov. 5 at the Alaska Miners Association annual meeting in Anchorage that EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-15/pebble-mine-battle-moves-to-capitol-
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Walker to address LNG conference, responds to ExxonMobil CEO

...natural gas conference in Tokyo. Deputy Natural Resources Commissioner Marty Rutherford, Audie Setters, an LNG consultant to the...he said.Sen. Dan Sullivan, the former state resources commissioner, has previously spoken on Alaska's gas potential but having...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-11/walker-to-address-lng-conference-res
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Falling oil prices gouge state budget deeper

...Monday, as the price of West Texas crude oil dipped below $39 per barrel for the first time in six years, state revenue commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee that the decline is exacerbating the state's budget problems...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-25/falling-oil-prices-gouge-state-budge
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Construction, property tax proposal offered for gas project

...communities during the construction of a proposed major gas project and property taxes once gas starts to flow, state Revenue commissioner Randall Hoffbeck said.Municipal officials are reviewing the plan, presented at a recent meeting of a municipal advisory...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-30/construction-property-tax-proposal-o
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