Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media & KTOO - Juneau


This week we're hearing from Paul Brown III in Noorvik. Brown is the Village Police Officer for the community.

A dozen Alaska Native groups cosigned a letter asking Dunleavy to include money in his proposal for the next state budget, which his administration is scheduled to release on Dec. 15.

Dunleavy told the crowd that his first experience as governor has been watching “what Alaskans are all about — people helping each other” in response to the earthquake.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has announced Amanda Price, Nancy Dahlstrom and Kevin Clarkson as the newest additions to his cabinet.

Fog prevented Mike Dunleavy from being sworn in as governor in Noorvik. But that didn’t stop the community from celebrating.

More people are expected to attend the inauguration event than live in the community of Noorvik.

While Gov. Bill Walker is leaving office, his nearly $6 billion spending plan could provide the basis for Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s first budget.

Election workers are scheduled to audit the remaining absentee ballots Nov. 23. If the vote count is still tied after that, then there will be a recount.

John MacKinnon was the department’s deputy commissioner of highways and public facilities from 2003 to 2008.

Transition chairman Tuckerman Babcock said the resignation requests allow at-will workers to let the transition know they want to be part of the Dunleavy administration.

Tamika Ledbetter currently manages the Anchorage/Mat-Su Economic Region for the department

Anchorage Sen. Cathy Giessel will be the Senate president when the 31st Legislature is sworn in on Jan. 15.

Inaugural celebration co-chair Cynthia Henry says Dunleavy is “more Carhartt than tuxedo.”

Dunleavy’s pick to become commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, Corri Feige, said close examination of regulations that affect developing natural resources is important.

An Anchorage Superior Court Judge issued a final order on the lawsuit, which was filed in August by the ACLU of Alaska, the group Dunleavy for Alaska and Palmer resident Eric Siebels.

If Kathryn Dodge wins her race, the Alaska House could be split 20-20 with members of a mostly Democratic caucus and a Republican caucus.

The village, about 40 miles from Kotzebue, is where his wife Rose Dunleavy is from. Listen now

Dunleavy’s transition chairman Tuckerman Babcock also announced that former Libertarian Party state legislator Dick Randolph will be an adviser on constitutional amendments. Listen now

In his first public appearance since Election Day, the governor-elect also named his former campaign manager as his senior policy adviser, and he told mining industry leaders that Alaska is open for business.

Republican Mike Dunleavy is off to a promising start with 59 percent of precincts reporting. He leads Democrat Mark Begich by a 9-point margin, leading 52 percent to 43 percent. Listen now