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House discusses backlog of untested sexual assault kits

...assault.It's unknown how many kits have been collected but not analyzed...to prepare a report on those kits, and develop a plan to get them...the lab has about 150 untested kits already, and it can take up to a year and a half to get a kit processed once it gets there...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/house-discusses-backlog-untested-sexual
State
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

...by a doctor who would use the kit - distributed by DPS - to collect...from the victim's body. The kit is then sent back to the crime...state crime lab tested 443 rape kits in 2014. Currently, it takes an average of 170 days for a kit to work its way through the lab...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/choose-respect-funding-cut-hours-after-
State | Local | AK legislature
Flags at half-staff Friday for 1964 quake

...and triggered a giant local tsunami that completely took out the dock. I urge all Alaskans to get their emergency plans and kits prepared, as the next big one is not a matter of 'if' but 'when.'"Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the quake...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-26/flags-half-staff-friday-1964-quake
Local
Folk Fest bar music, dances, workshops and other events

...sign up. With emcees Taylor Vidic (Saturday) and Marion Call (Sunday) and sound by Sally Burch (Saturday) and Alaska's Kit (Sunday). For more information, visit http://www.akfolkfest.org

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-08/folk-fest-dance-workshop-and-event-schedu
Art
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...in the state has to report the number of "rape kits" (sexual assault testing kits) they have collected but not yet submitted for...in the state has to report the number of "rape kits" (sexual assault testing kits) they have collected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/legislature-enters-second-half-heres-on
State | AK legislature
Upcoming classes at the Totem Heritage Center

...Participants in this class should have intermediate-level weaving experience. The registration fee is $225/$200. Material kits can be purchased online at www.ravenstail.com. This class runs March 30?April 9, 6?9 p.m. Mondays?Fridays...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-04-7
Art
Trooper imparts tips for Kodiak survival preparation

...residents a quick course about survival techniques, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported.Lysdahl stood behind a table full of survival kits, including candies, fishing hooks, fire starters, a Swiss Army knife and a portable Emergency Locator Transmitter. There...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-17/trooper-imparts-tips-kodiak-survival-pr
State
Local students support global disaster relief

...tent for displaced families, cooking supplies, thermal blankets, tool kits, solar lamps and water purification equipment. Once ShelterBox decides where the relief kits are needed, supplies will be personalized to meet specific environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-12/local-students-support-global-disaster-
Local
Spring Art Classes

...12?5 p.m. and Sunday. Participants should have intermediate-level weaving experience. $225/$200 plus material kits at www.ravenstail.com.Details: www.KetchikanMuseums.org SITKA FINE ARTS CAMP IN SITKABeginning Explorations In Art with...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-11-7
Art
A taste of black history

...National Anthem and Daymond Geary blessed the meal. The event was produced by Laura Haywood, with sound engineering by Alaska's Kit.The menu consisted of fried catfish and chicken, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, white corn, greens, cornbread, and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-02/taste-black-history
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