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State school board approves tougher test standards

...superintendents across the state pleaded by teleconfrence to vote against the change.Deena Paramo of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District said the state needs to tone back its standardized testing. Others offering public testimony...
Walker appoints Paramo to UAA Board of Regents

...chosen Deena Paramo to serve on the University of Alaska Board of Regents.Paramo is the superintendent of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. In a release Wednesday, Walker said the borough is one of the fastest-growing areas of...
New Alaska Moose Federation Director to reign in budget

...calf rescue. Dyer says the group has enough money to operate, but declined to go into detail.Dyer is the owner of the MatSu Economic Development Corporation and former economic development director for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
1 dead in small plane crash near Alaska high school

...the fiery crash was reported about 1:45 p.m.Ken Barkley, deputy director of emergency services for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, tells Anchorage television station KTUU the witness who reported the crash saw the single-engine plane...
Trooper helicopter spots hunter missing near Petersville

...State Trooper helicopter crew Wednesday spotted a hunter missing since Saturday outside Petersville in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.Troopers say 49-year-old Charles Hull was found at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday near the Kahiltna River...
Mat-Su Assembly approves $1.75M sale of Susitna ferry to Philippines

ANCHORAGE - The Matanuska-Susitna Borough's big boat nightmare might finally be over.Borough Manager John Moosey got approval from the Mat-Su Assembly late Tuesday...
Fewer kids, less funding

...Alaska with slightly lower costs of living, enrollment numbers are so high that schools are overflowing. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District out of Palmer has preliminary enrollment numbers showing more than 200 new students, according...
Trapper Creek man dies when plane strikes tree

...crash site on four-wheelers that evening, said Ken Barkley, deputy emergency services director for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.Ipsen said state troopers were also there.Responders were notified of the crash shortly after 7 Sunday...
Growing wildfires prompt evacuations

...destroyed 55 homes, according to new figures released Tuesday after a damage assessment conducted by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Fire managers earlier said 26 homes had burned.___Follow Rachel D'Oro at
Willow fire prompts evacuation of homes

...It's a pretty fast-moving fire," Mowry said. "It's got a little bit of wind on it."Willow is in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough about 40 miles north of Anchorage. The more than 2,000 rural residents are spread between Miles 60 and 80...


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