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8:34 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

1/13/15 - Gov. Bill Walker fires Transportation department head over mega-projects

Governor Bill Walker, Commissioner Pat Kemp at odds on Knik Arm Bridge, Juneau Access Road

The head of the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Commissioner Pat Kemp, stepped down yesterday. Governor Bill Walker’s spokesperson Grace Jang says Walker accepted Kemp’s resignation because in a memo to the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Kemp expressed views contrary to the Governor’s philosophy and decisions.

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Local News
9:23 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

1/9/15 - Oil taxes aren't working, says Gov. Bill Walker

Gov. Bill Walker is taking issue with how the existing oil production tax works at low oil prices. The price of oil has dropped in recent months from more than a hundred dollars a barrel to fifty a barrel. Producers can also apply for tax credits meant to boost production. Last year the state took in five billion dollars in oil revenues, with half of that from oil production taxes. This year it will take in two billion dollars from other forms of oil revenues. 

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Local News
8:59 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

1/7/15 - Legislative Senate Majority hires ousted Alaska National Guard official

Former military affairs official McHugh Pierre to handle Republican Senate Majority media strategy after being fired by Gov. Sean Parnell

By Alexandra Guttierrez, APRN

A recently ousted military affairs official has been hired by the Alaska Senate Majority to guide their media strategy.

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Local News
8:34 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

1/6/15 - State to investigate allegations of sexual assault, misconduct in Alaska National Guard

Special investigator to be hired to look into claims of misconduct in Alaska National Guard

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7:48 am
Mon January 5, 2015

1/5/15 - Anchorage murder rate of 14 in 2014 down from past two decades

Fourteen homicides in Anchorage in 2014 down from past

The number of homicides in Anchorage in 2014 was the lowest in two decades. Alaska Dispatch News reports homicide detectives investigated the deaths of 14 people last year. One of those deaths is not being counted as a confirmed homicide. Police say the year's total is the second lowest number of homicide for the city in 24 years.

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State closes Bethel office of the Department of Environmental Conservation

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