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Grassroots group seeks to curb Anchorage violence

...according to police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro.Gun violence is pervasive in the city, noted Melissa Emmal, deputy director of Abused Women's Aid in Crisis. Among the issues the We Are Anchorage group needs to address is how the public...
Former sex workers, advocates testify for, against bill

...bills.Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Juneau's victim services provider, is a supporter of SB21. Deputy Director Mandy O'Neal Cole said during the hearing the bill doesn't protect every sex worker but "is a step in the right...
State | AK legislature
Major companies in talks with state drone program

...for drone services, a growing technology industry."We've got quite a few negotiations going on," program deputy director Ro Bailey said in a presentation at the Capitol on Wednesday. "They're shy, meaning they don't want their names...
State | AK legislature
SAIL: Inspiring personal independence in Southeast

...disabled manage? "Disabled Alaskans want to stay in their communities and live in their homes," says Jorden Nigro, deputy director of Southeast Alaska Independent Living, or SAIL. "We help them do that."As the name implies, SAIL seeks to...
Photo: SLAM's colonnade takes shape

...tall column in front of the State Library, Archives and Museum building on Wednesday. According to Bob Banghart, Deputy Director of the Libraries Archives and Museums, the project is three weeks ahead of schedule and on budget. Construction...
Pot prices plunge in Washington

...processors and retailers, increasing supply and reducing prices to an average of $15 a gram, said Randy Simmons, deputy director of the Washington State Liquor Control Board. Prices were as much as $25 a gram in July, including taxes.Even...
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

...usually deals with what happens under the waves, some of the technology at this year's show is up in the air. As deputy director of the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration at UAF's Geophysical Institute, Ro Bailey specializes...
City bands together against property crime

...Nikiski. A major complaint from the audience was the lack of trooper presence in Nikiski.Major Matt Leveque, trooper deputy director from Anchorage, said the troopers are understaffed and have had trouble filling vacancies because of the lack of qualified...
All in a day's work:United Way of Southeast Alaska's Day of Caring 2014

...we need to do but probably wouldn't ever get to do without shutting down our programming," said Jorden Nigro, Deputy Director of SAIL (Southeast Alaska Independent Living). One of last year's Day of Caring projects involved building custom-designed...
Juneau high school students learn new tactics in fight against suicide

...influence there, and you can get to all the different social groups to create the change."Sources of Strength deputy director Scott LoMurray came to Juneau this week to train students to be peer leaders in the program. Adults (including schoolteachers...


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