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Juneau awaits disaster declaration from state

Gov. Sarah Palin's Disaster Policy Cabinet is scheduled to meet this morning and may make...qualify for a disaster declaration, however. The Disaster Policy Cabinet has met before without taking action. Avalanches...
My turn: Juneau needs state's help during crisis

...The recent decision by the Gov. Sarah Palin's Disaster Policy Cabinet should not be the final word regarding the state...power generation of electricity. I served on the Disaster Policy Cabinet during the Knowles administration and understand...
River ice jam that led to Alaska flooding churns

...didn't have any idea how vast the flood was going to be," he said.Zidek said the damage is being assessed and a disaster policy cabinet will forward recommendations to Gov. Sean Parnell, who visited the area Tuesday. Recommendations are likely...
Yakutat wants state to plan flood response

...the forelands, said Forest Service Ranger Tricia O'Conner. State Adjutant Gen. Phil Oates, who heads the Disaster Policy Cabinet, plans to travel to Yakutat as early as next week to assess the situation, said spokeswoman Kerre Fisher. Hubbard...
Oil flowing again after earthquake

...who lives in Northway. "Our airport is just a disaster," he said. Maj. Gen. Phil Oates, who heads the Disaster Policy Cabinet, said a state disaster declaration can free up some federal money but its use is restricted to repairing highways...
Disaster panel wants more info on Kotzebue snow

...declaration after the unusually high snowfall depleted the city's snow removal budget. The Palin administration's Disaster Policy Cabinet on Friday sent a letter back to the borough. The letter said the request doesn't identify immediate life safety...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...commercial fish  coupled with low prices warrant a disaster declaration. They invited Gov. Tony Knowles¹ disaster policy cabinet to visit the area. Four peninsula lawmakers and the mayors of Soldotna and Kenai told Knowles by letter that an...
Local Briefs

...damage. Another $1 million in damage occurred in Nome after Knowles issued his disaster declaration. The state Disaster Policy Cabinet plans to meet on Friday to consider whether to add Nome to the request for federal aid, said Knowles spokeswoman...
Anti-terrorism plan examined

...Chenault, a Nikiski Republican. The package would fund nearly 150 budget recommendations by Knowles' Terrorism Disaster Policy Cabinet, headed by Oates. The package includes proposals to spend millions of dollars to hire and train more than 60...
Locals plan celebrations

...celebration will be interrupted regularly with calls to the Y2K headquarters in Anchorage. And he'll be due at a disaster policy cabinet meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. If the weather's warm, attorney Tom Findley may try waterskiing in...


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