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Debate over Prop. 2 enters final days

Patricia Patterson had to break the law to help save her son's life. When Ben Cantil was diagnosed with testicular cancer while in college about five years ago, he underwent aggressive chemotherapy and was in horrible pain, Patterson said.
Bulldog reporter Tkacz dies at 61

JUNEAU - Bob Tkacz may not have always been well-liked, but he was always respected, according to those who knew the longtime reporter. Tkacz was found dead Tuesday evening in his Fourth Street office in Juneau. He was 61. Lt. David Campbell with the Juneau Police Department reported there were no immediate signs of foul play and nothing that indicated he died of unnatural causes; there were indications of medical issues, but no further details could be shared.
Tobacco tax would hurt economy

...Administration are considering tobacco tax increases to finance more government spending. As immediate past Executive Director of Alaska Restaurant & Retail Association I believe our leaders in Washington should find better ways to fund programs...
State tries to boost turnover in public housing

ANCHORAGE (AP) - State officials are trying to increase turnover in public housing.
Assembly keeps 2011 salmon habitat law on the books

It boiled down to science vs. emotion and personal property rights vs. government encroachment as scores spoke about the future of salmon habitat regulation on the Kenai Peninsula; one man, a Russian immigrant, warned of eventual gulags. Following 315 minutes of commentary made by nearly 100 citizens, the most any sitting assembly member can remember, the Kenai Borough Assembly voted 6-3 to keep the current salmon habitat protection law on the books. Largely favored revisions to the law are expected to pass a July 2 vote.
Alaska needs to get out from under AGIA

Last week Dan Fauske, Executive Director of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, released the long-awaited report on the in-state bullet line. The Legislature and Mr. Fauske's...
Mine risks forum slated

...Also scheduled to address forum audiences is Pamela Miller, a former Greenpeace biologist and founder and executive director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics. She has worked for a quarter century in marine research, education and environmental...
Halibut charter, bycatch issues get more time

...shareholders, management measures at low levels of abundance and a need for economic analysis. Linda Behnken, executive director of Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association, said NMFS could have resolved the issues that it sent back to the council...
Business Briefs

...Excellence Award from the Construction Education Foundation and Alaska Construction Academies. Mike Andrews, Executive Director of Alaska Works Partnership, was on hand at the Alaska State Home Building Association Awards Banquet in Juneau to present...
Mine toxin effects discussed

...the Bristol Bay and Cook Inlet regions, while Pamela Miller holds an M.S. in environmental science and is executive director of Alaska Community Action on Toxins. "They're experts," Matz said. Matz said he is hoping there will be a good...


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