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Sponsor pulls bill allowing guns on campus

...professors, the bill generally faced opposition from university officials. In fact, during one hearing, University of Alaska President Pat Gamble said the bill was simply unacceptable.The university's current policy is to allow firearms on campus...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/sponsor-pulls-bill-allowing-guns-campus
State
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to retiring Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President Ed Thomas. He led the council for almost 30 years, having been elected in 1984 and taking a brief break from 2007 through 2010...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-14/thumbs-thumbs-down
Local
Alaska Editorial: No guns on campus

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:University of Alaska President Pat Gamble is more right than Sen. John Coghill of North Pole when it comes to guns on campus.Coghill, a Republican, has introduced...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-26/alaska-editorial-no-guns-campus
Opinion
Juneau athletes ready for Arctic Winter Games

...mission staff."Many of these young athletes will not get another opportunity like this," Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska president Tim Dillon said. "We want to make this the best opportunity they can have. It is more than athletic competition...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-14/juneau-athletes-ready-arctic-winter-ga
Sports
University of Alaska turns to legal arsenal to defeat campus carry measure

...the state.'"In prior testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Coghill, University of Alaska President Pat Gamble told lawmakers that universities have similar characteristics to other situations in which the law prohibits...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-08/university-alaska-turns-legal-arsenal-d
State | AK legislature
University president says gun bill unacceptable

JUNEAU - University of Alaska President Pat Gamble told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday a bill permitting concealed handguns on campus is unacceptable.Gamble...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-20/university-president-says-gun-bill-unac
State | AK legislature
Analysis: BSA increase would still mean bigger classes, fewer teachers

...new contract doesn't rise above the current projection of $1.3 million.National Education Association-Alaska President Ron Fuhrer issued a statement saying the increase was a step in the right direction, but "in no way" would it be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-26/analysis-bsa-increase-would-still-mean-
State | Local | AK legislature
Parnell introduces sweeping education bill

...85 the first year and $58 in the second and third for a total of $5,881.National Education Association-Alaska President Ron Fuhrer said that while the organization supports an increase in per-pupil spending, Parnell's proposal falls...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-26/parnell-introduces-sweeping-education-b
State | AK legislature
Study: City water, sewer rates should increase

...you're agreeing to a rate increase in 2022 right now."Also at the meeting, Cruise Lines International Association Alaska President John Binkley gave a presentation on the state of the cruise industry as it relates to Juneau. Juneau received almost...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-11/study-city-water-sewer-rates-should-inc
Local
BP drilling increases 30% in 2013, more planned for '14

...jobs designing the wells. In all, each rig directly adds a couple of hundred jobs to the Alaska economy," BP Alaska President Janet Weiss said Jan. 10 at "Meet Alaska," a conference and tradeshow sponsored by the Alaska Support Industry...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-22/bp-drilling-increases-30-2013-more-plan
State

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