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Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

Gov. Bill Walker and his new administration are still settling in as state legislators are packing up to head to Juneau for the 2015 session. The annual political poker game begins Jan. 20 when the state Legislature convenes.
'Rare escape' leads to security review of Kenai youth facility

...after five inmates escaped following a riot that left two guards seriously injured Friday night.Karen Forrest, director of the state division of Juvenile Justice, said she is "saddened" by the incident that took place Friday when seven juvenile...
Walker names DNR, Revenue commissioners

...Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner.Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who most recently has served as vice chancellor of research...
Governor-elect Walker sees tough days ahead

JUNEAU, Alaska - Bill Walker is coming into the governor's office faced with high expectations for a renewed spirt of bipartisanship in Alaska politics and the grim reality of plunging oil prices and gaping budget holes.
How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

...number Walker holds, the state historian, Jo Antonson, said she was unaware of how Alaska counts governors. The director of the state Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, Linda Thibodeau, didn't know, either.Antonson suggested the...

ANDOVER, Minn. (AP) - An Andover couple is trying to get the city to ban steer-tailing after witnessing the event beloved in Mexico in their neighbor's backyard.
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House approves workers' comp changes

JUNEAU - A bill revamping how medical costs under the Alaska workers' compensation program are calculated passed the state House Wednesday.
Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan

...designated as permanent absentee voting areas, which is something allowed by regulation, according to Gail Fenumia, director of the state Division of Elections.In Montana, a voting rights lawsuit is pending from tribal members on the Crow, Northern...
3 things to watch in Alaska: gas line, pay, oil

JUNEAU - The Alaska Legislature starts its first full week of work of this session Monday, with lawmakers set to dig into details of plans to advance a natural gas pipeline project and salary increases for top officials.
Buccaneer struggles with offshore plans

Buccaneer Energy Ltd. is having its share of problems with its Cook Inlet offshore exploration. The company has pulled its Endeavour jack-up rig off a planned offshore exploration location in Cook Inlet because of delays in setting up for the well.


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