My Turn: Mining disasters must end with Mount Polley

...facility, and concluded that government inspectors could not have detected the issue...qualifications of British Columbia government inspectors as among the best that it has encountered...will need to apply to the B.C. Chief Inspector of Mines for approval, and will have...
Hazelton named Grand Lodge of Alaska's Humanitarian of the Year

...for her more than 30 years of service to the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She's currently the supreme inspector in Alaska, the top adult for the girls' leadership and service organization. She's also served as an adult adviser for...
Ex-acting adjutant general to retire from National Guard

...have subpoena powers because it's a criminal investigation. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has written to the inspectors general for the U.S. Defense Department and Army, as well as to the National Guard Bureau, asking that they cooperate...
Smuggled turtles intercepted at Anchorage airport

ANCHORAGE - Inspectors with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Customs...making phone calls," Fish and Wildlife's Supervisory Wildlife Inspector Chris Andrews said. "And I called the Anchorage Museum and asked...
Watchdog: Indian schools appear to violate rules

...and oversight of the schools.The Interior Department's inspector general investigation concerned an $800,000-plus contract...a longstanding friendship with PerGroup, according to the inspector general.The report said the two officials "appear to have...
State pot activist Greene in dispute with neighbor

...which includes a bondage and masochism leather boutique.Shaubach said the dispute began when she tried to bring in a fire inspector, whom Greene wouldn't allow into her portion of the building.Because that section wasn't inspected, Greene can't...
Tulsequah Chief Mine loses big investor

...the Tulsequah and Taku rivers. The mine originally operated in the 1950s and, according to a past Empire report, Canadian inspectors have known since 1990 that the mine is leaking sulfuric acid into the Tulsequah River, which flows into the Taku River and...
Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

...every three hours. Crew members not only didn't report the hazard, they hid the "blue barrel system" from Coast Guard inspectors in Seattle, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Yvonne Lamoureax.Feldis said it was amazing that the violations could occur...
International search and rescue

...Twenty-six people remain unaccounted for.The crew included 35 Indonesians, 13 Filipinos, 11 South Koreans and one Russian inspector, a South Korean official told the Associated Press in a Dec. 1 report. All of the survivors and the remains of the deceased...
Scammers posing as restaurant inspectors target Alaska

...of Environmental Conservation (DEC) inspectors seeking money for unpaid violations...businesses in Alaska posing as health inspectors," said DEC Health Director Kristin...said he has talked to several other inspectors and the same scenario has been playing...


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