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Killing wolves is Alaska's touchy subject

...after reading Valkenburg's comments that the process spelled out in the study plan was being circumvented, said Knowles spokesman Bob King. The plan had not even been reviewed by the adaptive management planning group, an ad-hoc group formed...
Knowles seeks exemption for Alaska-bound cargo

...Knowles said Monday in a letter to Joseph Miniace, the executive director of the Pacific Maritime Association. Knowles' spokesman Bob King said the state has also been in contact with shippers and with the longshoremen's union. ''We received...
Knowles wants state to fund proposed avalanche program

...only ''snow state'' in the Northwest without such a program. ''The issue needs to be addressed,'' said Knowles' spokesman Bob King. Yet the likelihood is that the state Legislature will not fund it. A similar system was part of the...
Knowles chief of staff leaving state government

...Ayers said he has no plans to return to politics. Knowles plans to name a successor before Ayers leaves, said Knowles spokesman Bob King. Two possible candidates are Deputy Chief of Staff David Ramseur and Budget Director Annalee McConnell...
Cantwell area advisory committee resigns a recent letter to the Game Board said wildlife viewing should be considered on an equal footing with hunting. Knowles spokesman Bob King said it was unfortunate that the committee would take such a drastic action. Killing wolves is controversial...
Knowles signs 19 bills into law, vetoes one companies. Knowles approved the measure despite objections from two departments within his administration. A Knowles spokesman had no immediate explanation for why the governor signed the physicians negotiation bill. The bill's sponsor...
Tourism group proposes marketing blitz

...said. The Legislature, which resumes its session Jan. 14 in Juneau, would be asked to approve the request. Knowles' spokesman, Bob King, said the governor would rely on the recommendations of his Sept. 11 task force before standing behind...
State, Natives pick teams for upcoming talks

...six state commissioners and Attorney General Bruce Botelho, and expected a Native delegation of similar size. But Knowles spokesman Bob King said he didn't see a problem with the size of the tribal team, beyond presenting some logistical challenges...
New special session date urged

...event. A majority press aide later said that was to avoid the disruption of setting up cameras and microphones. Knowles spokesman Bob King said holding the governor's news conference first gave the majority leaders an opportunity to respond...
Russian processors seek entry to pink salmon fishery decision on issuing the permit. Global Seafoods wants an answer by March 20 to get its processors ready. Knowles' spokesman Bob King said the state has not received a formal permit request but is aware that it could be coming. The state...


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