Empire Editorial: Alaska's prison system is killing Alaskans Gov. Bill Walker. The investigators' report is damning. It finds comprehensive problems and mistakes by the Alaska Department of Corrections. It finds that corrections officers, at times understaffed, undertrained and mismanaged, have violated the...
Kenai Peninsula tackling invasive plant problem

...and Wildlife Service can treat the lakes once the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation issues a permit, which...Heather Stewart, a natural resource specialist for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The treatment projects have...
Alaska farmers want prison-run slaughterhouse kept open

...privately," said Scott Mugrage, director of the Alaska Farm Bureau.The facility is operated by prisoners from the Alaska Department of Corrections. Mugrage said the business could be profitable if the state replaces the prisoners with industry...
Report: Big problems in DOC

A four-month investigation has found significant problems within the Alaska Department of Corrections, and Gov. Bill Walker has accepted the resignation of the commissioner of corrections, he said Monday. (View...
Empire Editorial: Closing schools will shut down communities viewed as an attack on Native and rural culture, especially considering a savings of under $6 million, the Alaska Department of Education estimated. Most Alaskans would prefer education funding go untouched, but that's not the reality...
Juneau teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year

...Peninsula Borough School District, has been named Alternate Teacher of the Year.The Alaska award is given by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development as part of a nationwide program sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers...
My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...important than ever. That's why the state is learning from the private sector and expanding use of apprenticeships for a range of state projects. ? Heidi Drygas is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
New ferries on schedule, on budget

...Vigor Shipyard is doing a bang-up job putting it together," said Mike Neussl, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. "I think the workforce there is on target and tracking."While the Alaska...
Schools in jeopardy attract families to the area with the promise of a school.Elizabeth Nudelman, the finance director for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, said immediate savings would total roughly $5.9 million if only the average...
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Drawing permit applications open

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has opened the application process for 2016 big game drawing hunts.Hunters have until 5 p.m. Dec. 15 to...


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