State workers, departments honored

...Children's Services Family Services-Kenai (Health and Social Services) ? Exceptional Performance Award: William Giltner (DOT) ? Exceptional Performance Team Award: Criminal Suppression Unit, B Detachment, Alaska State Troopers (Public Safety) Innovation...
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Glacier Highway exit to remain open at Brotherhood Bridge

...Project, the department announced Monday.DOT had announced the closure on Friday and...detoured. After reviewing the project, DOT changed its mind."In discussion with...interfering in the project schedule," DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said in an email...
Oil spreads across 9 miles of Pacific, fouls beaches

...Santa Barbara learned that lesson over 40 years ago when offshore drilling led to disaster."Large offshore rigs still dot the horizon off the coast, pumping crude to shore, and small amounts of tar from natural seepage regularly show up on beaches...
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My Turn: $1.5 million means much in quest to defeat domestic violence

...strategies to grow up a generation who will not tolerate these crimes. ? Awareness to Action - This $1.5 million supports Green Dot Alaska creating opportunities for everyday people, each one of us, to move from awareness of these crimes to action to doing...
DOT to survey Douglas eagle nests by helicopter

...nests in the Juneau area on Tuesday.Between 10 a.m. and noon, DOT will fly aboard a Temsco helicopter to survey North Douglas Highway between the bridge and Fish Creek Road.DOT is required by federal law to take bald eagle nests into account...
'Heart breaking' discovery

...Charity Lynn Anderson, that feeling changed last May. Anderson didn't know she was ill at first. It started with little red dots, known as petechiae, all over her legs. She passed it off as razor burn, but then more signs followed. It wasn't until...
Empire Editorial: AMHS makes the best of a bad situation

...they have at least some port calls. It's a frustrating situation, we know, but DOT is making the best of a bad situation.Like every other state department, DOT is experiencing budget cuts. The House axed about $8 million from the Alaska Marine...
AMHS ferry Taku beached for the summer

...Marine Highway lost a chunk of its budget for next year amid budget cuts. The change to ferry schedules could have been worse, DOT Deputy Commissioner Michael Neussl said in a statement. Gov. Bill Walker restored $5.5 million in funding to AMHS through...
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DOT's 'Reflectosaurus' goes to safety school be a Barney."During the assembly, DOT planner Marcheta Moulton used the Reflectosaurus...The Reflectosaurus is part of the Alaska DOT's Safe Routes to School program, the past 50 years.According to the DOT, 48 percent of K-8 students walked or...
DOT shifts money designated for Anchorage bike upgrades

...let it go on to other projects," said DOT spokeswoman Jill Reese. "It's really...more projects ready for construction."DOT referred to it as quote 'a little snafu...learn the money was moved until recently. DOT officials had not previously mentioned that...


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