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Anchorage School District proposal lays off 20 teachers

...proposal that would reduce the Anchorage School District budget by $16.7 million for the coming school year.The Alaska Dispatch News reported Superintendent Ed Graff's proposal almost entirely reverses a budget passed in February that would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/anchorage-school-district-proposal-lays
State
My Turn: Anger over education cuts are justified

...a news conference Tuesday to make an unusual plea for media assistance. According to the April 23 article in the Alaska Dispatch, the Senate majority was desiring a "heavy-lifting story" about the budget crisis and how it is only proposing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-26/my-turn-anger-over-education-cuts-are
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Juneau Empire picks up 21 Alaska Press Club awards

...Alaska Press Club Awards.The Juneau Empire took home 21 awards, more than any other newspaper in Alaska save the Alaska Dispatch News. The Capital City Weekly, which shares many staff with the Empire, took home another six.At the Empire...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-28/empire-editorial-juneau-empire-picks-
Opinion
1000-year-old artifact shows prehistoric Alaska, Asia trade

...piece of evidence in four years that points to Northwest Alaska's trade with Asia dating back 1,000 years.The Alaska Dispatch news reports University of Colorado researchers have spent the last year tracing a flake of obsidian found at the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/1000-year-old-artifact-shows-prehistori
State
Intervention by governor spares bears' lives

...Garbage cans in the densely populated neighborhood of Government Hill aren't sufficiently bear-proofed, The Alaska Dispatch News reported. Those opposed to killing the bears argued the animals shouldn't be punished for taking advantage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/intervention-governor-spares-bears-live
State | AK legislature
Black bear family roams Anchorage neighborhood looking for food

...summer.The sow and four cubs were last seen Sunday in the Government Hill neighborhood near downtown Anchorage, the Alaska Dispatch News reported."We don't have one bear, that's a problem," resident Rebecca Rogers said. "We have five...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/black-bear-family-roams-anchorage-neigh
State
Black bear family roams Alaska neighborhood looking for food

...summer.The sow and four cubs were last seen Sunday in the Government Hill neighborhood near downtown Anchorage, the Alaska Dispatch News, an Anchorage newspaper, reported."We don't have one bear, that's a problem," resident Rebecca Rogers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/black-bear-family-roams-alaska-neighbor
State
State Troopers cold-case unit faces elimination

...budget lawmakers are considering.The state says it would save $383,000 a year if the cold-case unit is cut, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.Gov. Bill Walker asked the Department of Public Safety, of which the troopers are a part, and other...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-10/state-troopers-cold-case-unit-faces-eli
State | AK legislature
Vehicles of Sudanese refugees vandalized

...Albadawi woke up Sunday morning to find the tires on their cars deflated and messages scrawled on the vehicles, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.Vandals wrote messages such as "Not Welcome" and "Leave Alaska" on the vehicles outside the Dorbrandt...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/vehicles-sudanese-refugees-vandalized
State
Study lists Alaska climate change winners

...trends could harm species that need open space, that feed on lichens, or that use coast or river habitats, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.The study projects spruce, birch and aspen forests to move north and areas of tall willows to expand...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-30/study-lists-alaska-climate-change-winne
State

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