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Expanding apprenticeship in rural Alaska - Juneau Empire (subscription)

8 hours 46 min ago

Expanding apprenticeship in rural Alaska
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We are proud to announce a new statewide training initiative: the Alaska Maritime Apprenticeship Program. Over the past year, the Calista Corporation, in partnership with the state and federal government, has built a Registered Apprenticeship program ...

Alaska editorial: The opioid issue - Juneau Empire (subscription)

8 hours 46 min ago

Alaska editorial: The opioid issue
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Emergency medical staff in Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Kenai, Fairbanks and Juneau administered a medication that blocks or reverses a narcotic overdose 1,315 times over the past two years. The medication is naloxone. The communities ...

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Anchorage woman named state's top marijuana regulator - Juneau Empire (subscription)

8 hours 48 min ago

Anchorage woman named state's top marijuana regulator
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Gov. Bill Walker selected McConnell after the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development narrowed the slate of candidates. McConnell replaces Sara Chambers of Juneau. Chambers has been working as the interim director of ...

Arctic Council officials to meet in Juneau to prepare for upcoming Ministerial meeting - The Arctic Journal

11 hours 52 min ago

Arctic Council officials to meet in Juneau to prepare for upcoming Ministerial meeting
The Arctic Journal
The Arctic Council's Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and representatives of the indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) will meet in Juneau, Alaska on 8-9 March 2017. The Arctic Council's SAOs and PPs will discuss and review the Council's ...

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Fuel tax hike might be stretched to 2019 - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Tue, 2017-02-21 22:02

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Fuel tax hike might be stretched to 2019
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Rep. Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks, and Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, co-chairs of the House Transportation Committee, listen to Transportation Committee staffer Laura Stidolph introduce changes to the motor fuel tax bill at the Capitol on Feb. 21. (Photo ...

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Alaska Game Board approves using dogs to hunt coyotes - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Tue, 2017-02-21 12:20

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Alaska Game Board approves using dogs to hunt coyotes
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FAIRBANKS — Hunters trying to kill coyotes in the Delta Junction area will have a new tool to assist them starting July 1. The Alaska Board of Game on Monday approved the use of dogs to assist in the hunting of coyotes. Some board members expressed ...

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Alaska House votes on National Guard, ballot selfies - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Tue, 2017-02-21 12:14

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Alaska House votes on National Guard, ballot selfies
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Also Saturday, the House State Affairs Committee approved a bill allowing elected officials to conduct legally binding weddings. Already, any Alaskan can “solemnize” a marriage by obtaining a certificate from the state and becoming a marriage commissioner.

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Alaska board, prompted by suit, proposes new abortion rules - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tue, 2017-02-21 12:06

Alaska board, prompted by suit, proposes new abortion rules
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska State Medical Board has proposed new abortion regulations, prompted by a lawsuit from abortion-rights advocates who argue that existing rules restrict second-trimester abortions. Debora Stovern, the board's executive ...

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Alaska board, prompted by lawsuit, proposes new abortion rules - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Tue, 2017-02-21 11:10

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Alaska board, prompted by lawsuit, proposes new abortion rules
Juneau Empire (subscription)
JUNEAU — The Alaska State Medical Board has proposed new abortion regulations, prompted by a lawsuit from abortion-rights advocates who argue that existing rules restrict second-trimester abortions. Debora Stovern, the board's executive administrator, ...

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A Week In Juneau, Alaska, On A $73000 Salary - Refinery29

Tue, 2017-02-21 07:09

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A Week In Juneau, Alaska, On A $73000 Salary
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Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.

Juneau teen charged in connection with BB gun damage to 6 businesses - KTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska

Mon, 2017-02-20 21:50

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Juneau teen charged in connection with BB gun damage to 6 businesses
KTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska
While checking the area, police said the officer found three other Franklin Street businesses with similar damage — Alaska Juneau Mining Company, Simply Natural and Invisible World. Further investigation revealed six businesses total had damaged glass ...

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Downtown Restaurant Week validates Juneau's growing food scene - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Mon, 2017-02-20 19:35

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Downtown Restaurant Week validates Juneau's growing food scene
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Travis Smith, a co-owner of a number of downtown food service businesses including The Rookery Cafe, PanhandleProvisions, The Taqueria and In Bocca al Lupo, talks about the Downtown Juneau Restaurant Week and Juneau's growingdining scene at ...

Alaska House votes on National Guard, ballot selfies - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Mon, 2017-02-20 19:01

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Alaska House votes on National Guard, ballot selfies
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Also Saturday, the House State Affairs Committee approved a bill allowing elected officials to conduct legally binding weddings. Already, any Alaskan can “solemnize” a marriage by obtaining a certificate from the state and becoming a marriage commissioner.
State would pay for wrongfully convicting Alaskans under new proposalsKTUU.com

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U of Alaska agrees to resolve sex harassment, assault issues - The Seattle Times

Mon, 2017-02-20 15:47

U of Alaska agrees to resolve sex harassment, assault issues
The Seattle Times
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska system has agreed to resolve issues stemming from a federal review of its handling of campus sexual assault and sexual harassment cases. The agreement, signed by system President Jim Johnsen on Friday ...

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Middle school sports travel is back on the school board's agenda - Alaska Public Radio Network

Mon, 2017-02-20 14:21

Middle school sports travel is back on the school board's agenda
Alaska Public Radio Network
The Juneau School Board is revisiting its 2013 travel ban for middle school sports. The 2013 school board disappointed a lot of people in Juneau when it voted to stop middle school sports teams from traveling out of town. At the school board meeting ...

Juneau Assembly bans homeless from sleeping downtown - Alaska Public Radio Network

Mon, 2017-02-20 13:55

Juneau Assembly bans homeless from sleeping downtown
Alaska Public Radio Network
A divided Juneau Assembly passed a controversial anti-camping ordinance Feb. 13 to ban homeless people from sleeping near downtown businesses. In the end, the controversial ordinance passed by a single vote. It will allow police to cite anyone caught ...

Miss Alaska 2017 talks Tlingit heritage and digital entrepreneurship - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Mon, 2017-02-20 10:22

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Miss Alaska 2017 talks Tlingit heritage and digital entrepreneurship
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The date and venue for the 66th Miss USA pageant are yet to be announced. Juneau Empire: What went through your head when you found out you had won Miss Alaska 2017? London: I was shocked. It was a dream come true and I was very, very grateful.

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Push for ride-share companies in Alaska hits speed bumps - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Mon, 2017-02-20 10:21

Push for ride-share companies in Alaska hits speed bumps
Juneau Empire (subscription)
JUNEAU — The drive to allow ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Alaska has hit speed bumps. The bill, from Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, faces opposition from taxi companies worried the entrance of ride-share groups will drive down ...

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Libraries accepting food for fines - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Mon, 2017-02-20 10:04

Libraries accepting food for fines
Juneau Empire (subscription)
The Juneau Public Libraries are accepting food donations to pay off library fines during the entire month of February. Bring in one can of non-perishable food and ... All food will be donated to the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. The top five needs are ...

My Turn: Help the honeybees in Alaska - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Mon, 2017-02-20 09:51

My Turn: Help the honeybees in Alaska
Juneau Empire (subscription)
Most are aware of the die off of bees in the Lower 48, called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Research scientist are at a loss of why this is happening. Several theories exist. We have been blessed in this nation. We purchase food at a lower percentage ...

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