Bethel asks governor to declare emergency after school fire and damaging the Kuskokwim Learning Academy, KYUK-AM in Bethel reported.The city council has declared a local government disaster.Officials want Gov. Bill Walker to declare a state of emergency so that funds can be allocated for recovery...
My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis further notes, "If cuts to the state's budget result in job terminations in Juneau, and the federal and local government continues to reduce employment, the community will experience out migration that will have a detrimental effect...
France IDs top Paris attacks figure

...seeking to extend a state of emergency - granting the police and military greater powers of search and arrest, and local governments the right to ban demonstrations and impose curfews - for another three months.He also pledged to hire 5,000 more...
Nation and World
Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns

...French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced that all public demonstrations would be banned until Thursday and local governments throughout the country would have the option to impose nightly curfews.The attacks, on an unusually balmy November...
Nation and World
More than half of U.S. states report job losses in September

...Missouri said most of the job losses occurred in local government. In Pennsylvania, they occurred mostly in health care, education and local government.Michigan shed 9,800 jobs, the third largest-decline...
Officials eye eroding village as relocation model

...hoping to kick-start a mass exodus from the tiny village of Newtok through a national competition for states and local governments vying for a slice of nearly $1 billion in grants to be awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...
Producers agree to $16B for PILT

...Fairbanks.The board consists primarily of mayors of local governments along the project route from the North Slope to Nikiski...said."If there was a firestorm of pushback (from local governments) we would take it back to the negotiations," Hoffbeck...
My Turn: The admission fee for living in paradise

...budget deficits. It's a chorus that'll be getting louder because new revenue is needed to keep our state and local governments functioning. But those of us who are financially secure should recognize it's time to pay for the privilege of...
Board adopts pot shop do's and don'ts

...and close from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m., though most local governments restrict these hours.Again, the board elected to leave the regulations up to business owners' and the local governments' sense of safety, profit and loss. Staying open...
Transportation Secretary Foxx talks Native issues in Anchorage

...The House bill would also make the federal Surface Transportation Program block grant funding to allow states and local governments more flexibility in how the money is spent. The State of Alaska received $921 million in Surface Transportation...


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