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Governor Signs Midwife, FASD Legislation

July 25, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – In a move to ensure greater public safety in the field of midwifery, Governor Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 156 into law. Sponsored by Senator Pete Kelly, the legislation updates the Certified Direct-Entry Midwife Practice Act. Additionally, the bill requires a certified direct-entry midwife to be licensed, practicing for two years, and attend 50 or more births as a primary or assistant midwife before being able to supervise an apprentice direct-entry midwife. Full Story »

Gov. Appoints Competitiveness Review Board

July 24, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell appointed Rodney Brown, Curt Freeman, Tom Hendrix, Tom Maloney, Joey Merrick II, Kara Moriarty, and Peter Stokes to the Oil and Gas Competitiveness Review Board. The duty of the board is to take a complete view of oil and gas exploration, development and production in the state and make recommendations to the Alaska Legislature. The board will initially consider the state’s regulatory and permitting environment and the effectiveness of workforce development efforts. Full Story »

Governor Appoints Corey to Superior Court

July 23, 2014, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today appointed Michael Corey to the Anchorage Superior Court. “Michael Corey has an extensive background in litigation and will bring a wealth of courtroom experience to the Superior Court bench,” said Governor Sean Parnell. Full Story »

Another Gasline Milestone Achieved

July 21, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – After ensuring that Alaska’s gas could go to Alaskans first, Governor Sean Parnell today lauded Alaska’s LNG Project for applying to export liquefied natural gas (LNG). The application was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy. Full Story »

Legislation Allows VPSOs to Carry Firearms

Photo Legislation Allows VPSOs to CaJuly 18, 2014, Naknek, Alaska – In a move to make rural Alaskans safer, Governor Sean Parnell today signed House Bill 199 into law, ensuring Village Public Safety Officers (VPSO) are able to carry a firearm. HB 199 was sponsored by Representative Bryce Edgmon. Full Story »