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My Turn: Board of Regents made independent decision on president's retention incentive

...results-oriented leader we need. President Gamble has maintained good working relationships with the legislature and governor. Strong funding from the state (the second-highest level of state support to a public university system in the nation) is evidence of that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-28/my-turn-board-regents-made-independen
Opinion
Letter to the Editor: Dan Sullivan doesn't respect privacy

...sense: Why would I tolerate my boss having any say about my reproductive health decisions? Dan Sullivan would vote to cut off funding for breast and ovarian cancer screenings, contraception and other basic health care - simply because those services are provided...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-28/letter-editor-dan-sullivan-doesnt-res
Letters
FIRST Robotics registration is open

...million in college scholarships. In Alaska, FIRST is coordinated by the Juneau Economic Development Council with lead corporate funding from BP and additional support from ACS and Alaska Airlines.For more details, visit usfirst.org, or contact Becca at...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-24/first-robotics-registration-open
Neighbors
Stopping diabetes starts right now

...changes, starting in September, to people age 60 or older (and their caregivers). The classes are free of charge through funding from an Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Health Promotion and Disease Prevention grant. As a part of a group...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-24/stopping-diabetes-starts-right-now
Neighbors
My Turn: Where's the Governor?

...gubernatorial forum. He missed out. I enjoyed an hour-long dialogue with those in attendance concerned about university funding, programs and many issues impacting their future. Later in the week, I traveled to Nome for the Alaska Municipal League's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-24/my-turn-wheres-governor
Opinion
Port of Anchorage project needs $300M to complete

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan estimates the city needs about $300 million in additional funding to complete the Port of Anchorage construction project.The Alaska Dispatch News reported Sullivan spoke about the troubled project...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/port-anchorage-project-need-300m-comple
State
School enrollment slightly higher than expected

...district had 5,094 students.Declining enrollment means less funding for the district. The state funds districts on a per-student...enrollment count has gone up, that will cover our additional funding (for the DHMS teacher)."Two teachers, one each from Mendenhall...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/school-enrollment-slightly-higher-expec
Local
Kito, Dukowitz face off at Chamber debate

...were also asked to list their two biggest funding priorities. Dukowitz only said education...he's worried the state can't afford "funding a bunch of big projects" like the Juneau...restaurant industry.They also differed on funding pre-K education. Advocates for pre-K...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/kito-dukowitz-face-chamber-debate
Local
Survey: Augustus Brown pool needs $5.5M in repairs

...things off."The full Assembly will probably discuss pool funding at a Committee of the Whole work session this winter, Wanamaker...Assembly Finance Committee will then consider it in the FY 2016 funding cycle."I think in 2016 at the latest they're going to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-18/survey-augustus-brown-pool-needs-55m-re
Local
Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

...really does speak to the need for a new and different way of funding fires, particularly those more intense, more expensive fires...House Budget Committee, said fighting forest fires should be a funding priority, but the administration's proposal would "lead...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/report-firefighting-costs-eroding-conse
State

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