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Group petitions for removal of Mississippi flag from Juneau display

Two weeks ago, Matt McGuan and Marc Wheeler told the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly about a growing movement seeking to remove Mississippi's flag from the stretch of state banners lining Egan Drive downtown.
State agencies battle data loss risks

Alaskans worried about identity theft had a bad couple of days in 2009, but they didn't know about it at the time. First, on Friday, Oct.
First female career fire officer retires after 22 years

Beth Weldon had just joined the Douglas Fire Department as a volunteer in 1990 when she responded to her first major fire.
Proposed Auke Bay roundabout moved uphill from DeHart's

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and DeHart's Auke Bay Store have worked out a "compromise" that would see a roundabout put in without building a large retaining wall between the convenience store and the road, representatives from both said last week.The owners of DeHart's, along with some members of the Auke Bay community, had expressed concerns over previous plans for a roundabout at the intersection of Back Loop Road and Glacier Highway, near the University of Alaska Southeast campus.
State's e-commerce project draws protests

Web surfers on the Internet have been doing it for years: Finding bargains and buying items with the click of a mouse. Now the state of Alaska is going to try it. The state is getting ready to launch a pilot project to see if e-commerce procurement methods can save millions in administrative costs. The legislator who sponsored the program is hopeful, but the plan has drawn sharp criticism from vendors, union representatives and proponents of the state-supported "Buy Alaska" marketing program.
State worker accused of embezzling

State officials allege a former Department of Education staffer took almost a quarter million dollars in government funds and used some of the money to buy illegal drugs. Gary Martin, 43, former administrative manager for the state library system, already faces drug and weapons charges. At a bail hearing Monday, a department finance officer alleged Martin embezzled $246,184 from the agency. Law enforcement officials said they are investigating the case and may seek felony first-degree theft charges.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

A spreadsheet allowing users to come up with budget proposals for the next five years has been posted on the Internet by state officials. Users can send those spreadsheets back to the state, where they will be evaluated and considered. A spreadsheet is a computer accounting program.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

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Oh, snow!

While Juneau is being dumped on by piles upon piles of snow, the city's Public Works Department is busy trying to keep up. The department's already spent $38,000 in overtime on snow plowing and removal, said director Kirk Duncan.
State reveals offshore investments

Alaska's public investment managers have revealed their hedge fund investments for the first time, following through on a pledge they made a year ago.


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