My Turn: Oil tax myths

...mind the oil industry is not Alaska's enemy, but our business partner. Like any business relationship, we must constantly monitor our respective interests, but demonizing oil companies and misleading the public with opinions disguised as "facts" is not...
Juneau rep pulls vote on minority amendment

...D-Anchorage, would have added 23 caseworkers to the Department of Health and Social Services' Office of Children's Services to monitor foster children placed in Alaska homes. Gara said he sponsored the amendment because of a lack of adequate staff in OCS offices...
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Kenai Christian academy graduates sole senior

...younger kids) is feeling down, he'll go out of his way to make sure they're alright," James said. "If we need a recess monitor - because we are very short-staffed - he will take them outside and make sure they're not running off into the forest and...
Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city

...surrounding neighborhoods.Abbott said the storms had "relentless tsunami-type power." He urged communities downstream to monitor flood levels and take the threat seriously.The governor added 24 counties to his disaster declaration, bringing the total...
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Chief: Memo wouldn't have changed cartoon contest response

...Garland's police chief said Monday.Police Chief Mitch Bates told reporters no one at the law enforcement command post set up to monitor the event was aware that the FBI had sent a memo about Elton Simpson hours before the May 3 shooting, even though he acknowledged...
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Safe? Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars

...could not release details from accident reports.This lack of transparency troubles critics who want the public to be able to monitor the rollout of a technology that its own developers acknowledge remains imperfect.John Simpson, privacy project director...
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Alutiiq Museum's volunteer of the year goes to couple who monitor ancient settlements

...Saltonstall. Their observations help land managers preserve sites and the history they hold.In 2014, the Dodges continued to monitor sites near their rural home, but they also helped Saltonstall tour the bay. With the aid of their skiff, they spent five...
Alleged bank bandit shops, shaves

...some sort of get-away plan, are different in land-locked Juneau than they are down south."It is easy for police to monitor the ferry and airlines," he pointed out.A 55-year-old man was arrested in December for allegedly attempting to rob...
Zoo welcomes 850-pound bear - via FedEx

...wall, allowing a Buffalo Zoo representative and Steve Bircher, the St. Louis Zoo's curator of mammals and carnivores, to monitor and hydrate him and "basically talk to him," said Susan Gallagher, the St. Louis zoo's spokeswoman.At Memphis, FedEx...
Alaska Science Forum: No smog in Denali, unlike other National Parks

...parks.Scientists at Colorado State University have taken a close look at Denali air as captured near the park entrance. A monitor there pulls air through a set of four filters, getting samples every third day. A park employee then mails the filters to...


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