Another school locked down

...threatening phone call, and the principal placed the students and staff on lock-down and then called the police department," JSD Chief of Staff Kristin Bartlett told the Empire. "The police responded, and they secured the school."Teachers turned off the...
Temporary water filtration system installed at Alatna

...Alaska will no longer have to cross a river to obtain potable water.The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the Tanana Chiefs Conference have installed a temporary water-filtration system in Alatna, a village of 27 about 190 miles northwest of Fairbanks...
Tiki torch fuel prompts full-fledged hazmat response from firefighters

...hazardous materials unit that blocked La Perouse Avenue for more than two hours.Chad Cameron, CCFR's acting assistant fire chief and the incident commander, said CCFR received a call after people cleaning a storage unit at Alaska Storage were affected...
Earnhardt cruises to 1st Talladega win since '04

...almost certainly put him in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, and was Earnhardt's first with Greg Ives, the new crew chief who stayed for the race at 8-year-old daughter Payton's insistence after she broke her arm."The emotion of making the...
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Ex-US commander: Take nuke missiles off high alert

...weapons' deterrent value, said Cartwright, who headed Strategic Command from 2004 to 2007 and was vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before retiring in 2011.The Obama administration has considered and rejected the idea before of taking nuclear missiles...
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Honor fallen police officers

...15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in 1962, and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.Juneau Police Department Chief Bryce Johnson will be the keynote speaker at the Juneau event, which is taking place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, at...
My Turn: Putting service before salary is called leadership

...ABC News, "but that's what it would cost to replace me as a CEO. I think CEO pay is way out of whack." Price will makes chief executives everywhere else look really bad if Gravity Payments continues to earn reasonable profits. And to some degree that...
Sitka community to tackle hospital plan

...that improvement be made in mental health facilities and in collaboration with other health care providers.Dan Neumeister, chief operating officer of SEARHC, attended the meeting, and Allen said the process of collaborating is already under way. "I...
Noting a slower economy, Fed no closer to a rate hike

...later. Some analysts say persistently modest growth and low inflation could keep the Fed on hold until 2016.Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said the statement made clear that Fed officials expect both the economy and inflation...
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Juneau police pedal to bike school

...uses for (bicycle patrolling)," JPD Chief Bryce Johnson said. "It makes the officers...bicycle whenever possible on their shift.Chief Johnson, who patrolled by bike for about...officer and a reserve volunteer officer. The chief noted their patrol cars won't be far...


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