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Candidates stock city ballot as deadline arrives

In the final day of the filing period, five people added their names to the list of candidates seeking city office in the Oct. 6 municipal election, ensuring competition in all but one race this year.
Letter: We can count on Cathy Munoz

In January, the state of Alaska hired a new Third Party Administrator (TPA), Aetna, to process the prescription drug claims for active and retired state employees.
Letter: Cathy Munoz has earned my vote

When I went to work for the State of Alaska I was promised a secure retirement with health benefits.
Eugene F. Chittenden

Eugene (Gene) F. Chittenden, long-time Juneau resident, passed away Saturday, September 20, in Colorado Springs, CO. Gene died as a result of pulmonary fibrosis. Gene returned to Colorado a year ago to be near his family and private services will be
State agencies battle data loss risks at the time.First, on Friday, Oct. 9, an employee of a national accounting firm working for the Division of Retirement and Benefits lost a laptop from a vehicle. It was thought to contain personal identity information for almost every...
Great American Smokeout is Nov. 15

SITKA - Every third Thursday in November, tobacco users are encouraged to set a date to quit or pledge to be smoke-free for 24 hours as a part of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.
Alaska Supreme Court hears Juneau cases

...prompted Peterson to attempt to get the state to recognize his combined years of service.He requested the Division of Retirement and Benefits (R&B) department recognize the combined time, which they did after he presented evidence that he went...
My turn: Court decision not a 'no-brainer', not reason to change constitution

...response to this case. John Gaguine is an attorney who retired from the Alaska Department of Law after 15 years as an assistant attorney general. His primary client for most of that time was the Alaska Division of Retirement and Benefits.
Cities, school districts bear the burden of rising retirement costs

...investment fund lost $927 million from July 2000 to June 2002 and TRS lost $471 million, according to the Division of Retirement and Benefits. Skyrocketing health care costs also contributed to the fund's liability. The PERS board, in spring...
Environmental group hires former Mayor Sally Smith

Former Juneau Mayor Sally Smith is packing up for a months-long stint in Fairbanks, where she will try to help temper a well-known northern Alaska environmental group's radical-green image.


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