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Alaska's schools need fair funding

We see in the news every day about how the Alaska Legislature is working on deep cutbacks for fire, police, road maintenance, schools and all the other state departments. However, there is no mention of cutbacks on the state giving hundreds...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-26/alaskas-schools-need-fair-funding
Letters
Helping Alaska's future

...continued to reduce teaching and administrative staff as well as supplies, custodial services and an ever-increasing deferred maintenance list. School boards are committed to delivering a world class education to every student and ensuring opportunities exist...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-26/helping-alaskas-future
Letters
Water levels drop enough for repairs to Dalton Highway

...Bay and the North Slope, the department said Sunday in a statement announcing that crews can begin work. Mike Coffey, maintenance and operations director, "could barely contain his enthusiasm" as he shared that the flood levels had dropped enough to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-26/water-levels-drop-enough-repairs-dalton
State
Officials stand by account of deadly Mexico ranch shootout

...Caudillo, 34, was one of those men. Family members said he sold scrap metal to make a living."He said he had been offered maintenance work at the ranch," said a relative, adding that Romero didn't belong to a gang.After seeing his corpse, the relative...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/officials-stand-account-deadly-mexico
Not For Web
Dimond hot tub to be closed

The Dimond Park Aquatic Center's hot tub will be closed Friday through Tuesday for maintenance.The City and Borough of Juneau announced the closure by email last week.The leisure pool and the lap pool will remain open.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-21/dimond-hot-tub-be-closed
Local
Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

...senior director of safety for Plains All American, said the company has spent more than $1.3 billion since 2007 on maintenance, repair and enhancement of its equipment."Safety is not just a priority; it's actually a core value at Plains...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/environmentalists-seize-latest-santa-
Not For Web
Auke Lake to be closed Friday for maintenance

...Auke Lake Trail, starting at the Auke Lake access, will be closed during the day Friday for trail and tree maintenance.Maintenance is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and will be complete by 4 p.m., according to information from City and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-30/auke-lake-be-closed-friday-maintenan
Outdoors
AMHS ferry Taku beached for the summer

...September.The Taku will undergo routine maintenance, which was supposed to occur May 1...service by July 1), but delays in maintenance to other ferries postponed its overhaul...Woodrow said.The change to the Taku's maintenance schedule was delayed because the annual...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-13/amhs-ferry-taku-beached-summer
State | Local
Cleveland police body camera program cost could rise

...spending half a million dollars or more per year in storage, maintenance and replacement costs once the fledgling program is fully...new vehicles or technology, you're going to have ongoing maintenance."Cleveland's contract with Taser could eventually rise...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-08/cleveland-police-body-camera-program-
Not For Web
Empire Editorial: AMHS makes the best of a bad situation

...Department of Transportation announced this week that the ferry Taku will be out of commission from July until August for maintenance before returning to service in October. Everyone who bought a ticket on the Taku will either have to cancel their trip or...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-14/empire-editorial-amhs-makes-best-bad-
Opinion

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