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Are low oil prices good for the environment?

...the greatest threat to the environment."Low prices keep the dirty stuff in the ground," says Ashok Gupta, director of programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council.Economists and environmentalists caution that if the price goes too...
State awards nearly $8.7 million in scholarships

...students who graduated high school in 2011 or 2012 remain eligible for aid under the program.Stephanie Butler, director of program operations for the commission, said the commission is very excited about the program, which she said is showing...
Alaska editorial: Screening law is right move for kids' health

...deafness is the most common birth defect, with three in 1,000 testing positive nationally, said Debbie Golden, director of program services for the March of Dimes in Alaska. The hearing screening comes in addition to another screening that has...
Federal transportation allotments cut into state's road-building funds

...said. "The net effect to the core program is that it has actually shrunk in total dollars," said Jeff Ottesen, director of program development at the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The federal transportation bill is...
Learning horse sense

...for a horse, and have learned the basics of riding. Early classes emphasize "groundwork," said Kathy Buss, director of program and membership for the Girl Scouts. "It's a progressive program," Buss said. "It teaches the girls a lot...
State to retool school exams

...input and that the state could end up with a bill that exceeds the cost of the current system. Nick Stayrook, director of program planning and evaluation for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, said the state will lose all the...
Transport official explains shortage of funds

...long-awaited transportation projects. "I'm here to tell you it's not about the bridges," Jeff Ottesen, the director of program development for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public facilities, told House Transportation Committee...
Stop the porkfest

...for effort to Jeff Ottesen at the House Transportation and Finance committee meetings this week. The DOT's director of program development made a valiant, glib attempt to rationalize and explain the Murkowski administration's proposal to...
State plans for ferry, highway improvements in place this fall in order for the state to receive any federal transportation funds," said Jeff Ottesen, director of program development for the department. Sen. Dennis Egan said he was happy to see a strong list of Juneau projects on...
SAGA searches for new directors

...some leadership changes happening at SAGA.Scott Young is now the interim executive director. He has been the director of programs for more than three years.Young is the interim replacement for Joe Parrish, who Young said was there for 25...


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