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Leave it to Alaska’s 29th Legislature to screw up what should have been a slam dunk. (Perhaps it is 29 and a half? What exactly is the proper nomenclature when the 29th’s first session has gone to an extra session, then that extra session has been adjourned and a new extra session called so that the Legislature can legally pack up its bags and move to Anchorage before settling on a working budget?)

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Nothing should occur to separate mother and baby. The baby's life depends upon it.

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Raymond Charles Hewson, 76, died May 13, 2015, in Anchorage.
2/1/2013
Business warning

Businesses, be aware.

The state Attorney General's office has been receiving reports that an entity with a Ketchikan address has mailed solicitations to businesses. The solicitation is entitled "Annual Minutes Records Form."

The entity sending it is called Corporate Records Service, which has no telephone number listed in Ketchikan.

The form states that Alaska businesses are required to complete it and return it by Feb. 13 with a payment of $125, according to the Consumer Protection Unit of the AG's office.

State officials say it states on the form that Corporate Records Service isn't a government agency and doesn't provide services on behalf of the government. But it might be misinterpreted as a government document.

Alaska businesses aren't requirement to fill out the form nor do business with Corporate Records Service. Nor are the forms required by the state.

State forms and requests will indicate clearly their origin, displaying the state seal and the name of Gov. Sean Parnell. All forms required by the state Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing can be found online at commerce.alaska.gov/occ.

The Consumer Protection Unit can be contacted online at law.state.ak.us/consumer/ or at 907-269-5200.

If in doubt about the origin of any form requiring business information and payment, it's simple to check with the state.