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Empire Editorial: Alaska's prison system is killing Alaskans

...single one, including the death of Joseph Murphy - were avoidable.In the past few years, the Juneau Empire and the Alaska Dispatch News have repeatedly investigated the surge in prison deaths that has afflicted Alaska. Again and again...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-18/empire-editorial-alaskas-prison-syste
Opinion
New study warns against standardized pay for Alaska teachers

...for Alaska Education Policy Research study, researchers warned against the pay schedule that they developed, The Alaska Dispatch News reported. The study says the increased pay would help communities attract and retain highly qualified teachers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-17/new-study-warns-against-standardized-pa
State
Recall targets mayor in family spending controversy

...leadership than that," Okakok said.Brower has denied knowledge of the purchases, though documents obtained by the Alaska Dispatch News show a handwritten note with her name on the basketball camp request for funds.Alaska Municipal League Executive...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-15/recall-targets-mayor-family-spending-co
State
Letter: A former page's perspective

...not go unnoticed.I mention this as a prelude to why I am writing today. After reading a Nov. 7 article from the Alaska Dispatch News entitled "Lawmakers' anti-tax pledge could block Walker's fiscal plan - if they stand by it," I am forced...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-11-12/letter-former-pages-perspective
Letters
Voting is important

...of Washington in the early 1940s, according to a write-up on Leask on the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame website. Alaska Dispatch News Editor Beth Bragg described his ballhandling skills as "light years ahead of the norm, making him the perfect...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-11-12/voting-important
Sports
Schools in jeopardy

...D-Bethel; Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham; and Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, penned an op-ed to the Alaska Dispatch News titled, "If we cut Alaska rural schools we'll lose so much for so little saved." The letter declared all...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-15/schools-jeopardy
State | Local | AK legislature
Restaurant fires patron who berated autistic delivery driver

...the customer the driver wasn't impaired and was instead autistic and has a speech impediment.Gialopsos told the Alaska Dispatch News that it wasn't the first time there have been complaints. But once employees explain the driver has a disability...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-13/restaurant-fires-patron-who-berated-aut
State
Walker downsizes state's Washington office

ANCHORAGE - There will be fewer people staffing the state of Alaska office in Washington, D.C.The Alaska Dispatch News reported the lobbying office for the state will be reduced to two positions.Gov. Bill Walker says he and Lt. Gov. Byron...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-12/walker-downsizes-states-washington-offi
State
Prison farm beds might be needed again to house prisoners

...ability to house inmates. The 128 beds at the Point MacKenzie Correctional Farm will be needed to house prisoners, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.State officials earlier this year asked the commission to come up with legislative and budgetary recommendations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-03/prison-farm-beds-might-be-needed-again-
State
Prison farm beds might be needed again to house prisoners

...ability to house inmates. The 128 beds at the Point MacKenzie Correctional Farm will be needed to house prisoners, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.State officials earlier this year asked the commission to come up with legislative and budgetary recommendations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-02/prison-farm-beds-might-be-needed-again-
State

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