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Resources available to voters with disabilities

Election Day is right around the corner, and the "I Vote, I Count" campaign is working to get out the vote among Alaskans with disabilities. The Alaska Division of Elections website offers resources for disabled voters (http://1.usa.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-11-04/resources-available-voters-disabilities
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Lobbyists earn $8 million last session for efforts to influence state legislators

ANCHORAGE - More than 200 lobbyists were paid a total of more than $8 million to influence state lawmakers last legislative session, according to new state reports.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090903/sta_lobbyists.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

Anchorage schools reopened today with some 450 temporary employees and 200 parent volunteers replacing about 1,000 striking teacher aides and office workers.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012099/Loc_schools.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The most recent version of the bill makes it optional, rather than a requirement, for school districts to provide special programs for gifted and talented students.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040900/Loc_special.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

A local mental health conference is scheduled at the University of Alaska Southeast on Monday as part of a national satellite broadcast from the White House on the subject. The local conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 104 of the Egan Library at UAS, at 11120 Glacier Highway.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060499/Com_cbriefs.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

JUNEAU - Proficiency tests for public schoolchildren and new federal discipline rules are the two main topics of upcoming meetings for parents of special-education children.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081599/Loc_briefly.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Special Education, Your Child and the Law, 6-8 p.m., Hope Community Resources, 9109 Mendenhall Mall Rd. Legal subjects regarding special education discussed. RSVP. Sponsored by the Disability Law Center of Alaska. Call 586-1627.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081699/Com_around.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...public library conference room. Legal subjects regarding special education discussed. RSVP. Sponsored by the Disability Law Center of Alaska. Call 586-1627. Breast Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m., DIPAC Hatchery conference room. Newly and formerly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081799/Com_around.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The quote attributed to me may have been accurate - I am not certain what I said to the reporter, but the statement of the law is wrong and should be corrected. The new law, found at Alaska Statutes 14.03.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082299/Ope_briggsltr.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Workers with disabilities obviously face employment obstacles: Nationally, an estimated 60 percent don't have jobs, and the official state figure is 72 percent.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090799/Biz_disabled.shtml

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