Police & Fire for Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

...Dairy Road. Both vehicles were privately towed from the scene.Sex crime? At 3:12 p.m. Tuesday, JPD investigated an internet sex crime.Theft? At 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, a 17-year-old girl was cited and released for shoplifting in the 8100...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Nov. 24, 2014

...Superintendent Mary Wegner got a special shout-out from President Barack Obama for Sitka's success in bringing high-speed Internet service to its schools. It's not every day that an Alaska school superintendent gets name-dropped by the President, so...
ACS ups internet speed

Alaska Communications will now offer increased internet speeds to 50 megabits per second with unlimited usage to...faster, as well as faster streaming. The company increased internet speed statewide in May by 15 mbps and then in August, Anchorage...
Duck stamp legislation passes with exemption

...villages, who often encounter difficulties in obtaining a federal duck stamp due to the limited access to post offices and the Internet.The provision Congressman Young spearheaded has received support from numerous rural and Alaska Native organizations, including...
My Turn: Embrace challenges, rewards of being an Arctic nation

...and Iceland where the infrastructure is developed, multiple transportation options exist and reliable telecommunications and internet access is commonplace. Then there is the Arctic in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and parts Russia that still struggle to access...
Three times a survivor, Margi Maki refuses to be a statistic

...Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.The 57-year-old Juneau resident...You don't go look that up on the Internet," Maki says in hindsight.Maki has...just want people to not believe what the Internet says," she said. "I'm alive, and...
Alaska's Internet speeds among nation's slowest

...JUNEAU - A new report finds Alaska's Internet speeds are among the slowest in the...for release later this month, from Internet content delivery company Akamai Technologies.Alaska's Internet speeds are up 33 percent from last year...
My Turn: Bullying blowback at ballot box could bring balance to Alaska

...bullying - how it can poison a school community and must not be tolerated. Yet the onslaught of political TV, radio, print and Internet ads has shown her that some grownups still think it's okay to bully each other with taunts, lies, ugly photos and scary...
Get ready to vote in Round 2, of Ski Town Throwdown III

...on certain devices. "Different devices may function better with the voting site than others, although any device with an internet connection should allow users to vote," the release said. Eaglecrest Director of Sales and Marketing Jeffra Clough said...
A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, with an opportunity to begin work on a rewrite of the 1996 Telecommunications Act for the Internet age.ENERGY: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who favors drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Keystone XL...


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