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Report shows Juneau and Sitka as healthiest communities in Alaska

...with the poorest health outcomes are the Bethel, Yukon-Koyukuk, Nome and Wade Hampton census areas, and the Northwest Arctic Borough. The Municipality of Anchorage ranks at 13th for overall health outcomes."The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-30/report-shows-juneau-and-sitka-healt
Neighbors
My Turn: Northwest Arctic: a fresh start in K-12 education

...transforming public education in Northwest Arctic Alaska. The winds of change for K-12 education in Northwest Arctic Borough schools first began...everyone else's kids in the Northwest Arctic schools will again be receiving...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010306/opi_20060103014.shtml
Opinion
House committee advances officer firearm bill

...officers hired by cities or the state. Instead, they are hired by either regional Alaska Native corporations or the Northwest Arctic Bureau to be the police presence in a village without an officer.Several troopers spoke against the bill last week...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05/house-committee-advances-officer-firear
State | AK legislature
Exploration off 38%, producing mines strong

...governments. In 2013, producing mines paid $16.8 million to municipal governments in Fairbanks, Juneau, Nome, the Northwest Arctic Borough and the Denali Borough, according to the McDowell Group data.About $100.2 million was paid to the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-18/exploration-38-producing-mines-strong
State | AK legislature
Senate candidates weigh in on Arctic issues

...sovereign at the table, which importantly includes the views of our fellow Alaskans who live in the North Slope and Northwest Arctic boroughs."As someone who has worked on high-level Arctic issues as Alaska's Attorney General, DNR Commissioner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-23/senate-candidates-weigh-arctic-issues
State | AK legislature
Alaska mining industry a gold nugget in state's economy

...sector employer.Red Dog outside Kotzebue is one of the world's largest zinc mines and the largest taxpayer in the Northwest Arctic Borough. After completing excavation of the original deposit, the mine needed an EPA Environmental Impact Statement...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-19/alaska-mining-industry-gold-nugget-st
Opinion
Text of Gov. Parnell's address

...Education is a strong pathway to success, and many of our students would thrive with better access to this path.In the Northwest Arctic Borough last year, Career Technical Education classes were again offered in all 12 schools. Offering career and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-22/text-gov-parnells-address
State | AK legislature
Early Childhood Partnerships expand to 11

...addition of coalitions in the Northwest Arctic Borough and Wrangell. With...Coalition and Ilisaaq, in the Northwest Arctic Borough, will organize and...partnerships in Wrangell and the Northwest Arctic Borough will organize and coordinate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081510/nei_695502784.shtml
Neighbors
Maniilaq's hospital wing waits for state

ANCHORAGE - The Northwest Arctic regional health organization Maniilaq is facing a tough decision...in all-around disrepair. "Like many old buildings in the Northwest Arctic, time has taken its toll," Erlich said. In addition to elder...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032910/sta_597796759.shtml
News
Kivalina students miss 3 weeks of school

...water.Students were able to make up two weeks of the lost time because school days were lengthened by 30 minutes, Northwest Arctic Borough School District superintendent Norm Eck said Friday.Classes ended last week in the community 83 miles north...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-26/kivalina-students-miss-3-weeks-school
State

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