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Governor Parnell Honors Dr. Walter Soboleff

Photo Legislation Honors Late Dr. WaJuly 30, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today signed legislation honoring Dr. Walter Soboleff. House Bill 217 designates November 14 of each year as Dr. Walter Soboleff Day. The respected Tlingit elder had a distinguished life in Alaska as a pastor, scholar, storyteller, and leader. Governor Parnell was joined by members of Dr. Soboleff’s family as he signed the bill at Marine Park in Juneau. Full Story »

Governor Strengthens In-State Refineries

July 29, 2014, Kenai, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today signed legislation he sponsored to provide incentives for more healthy Alaska refineries. Full Story »

Gov. Strengthens Opportunities for Veterans

July 28, 2014, Wasilla, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell signed legislation today strengthening veterans’ preferences for special loans, housing and employment. Full Story »

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 »