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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.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-08-19/first-female-career-fire-officer-retire
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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.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-08-26/proposed-auke-bay-roundabout-moved-uphi
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John D Hansen

...1974 and was employed with the Juneau Police Department as a Canine Officer until 1978 when he became a Patrol Officer for the department. He served the community with dedication and pride for 24 years and retired from the force in 1998.John married...

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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.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-06/state-agencies-battle-data-loss-risks
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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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111303/bus_ecommerce.shtml
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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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111902/sta_embezzling.shtml
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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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012899/Loc_spreadsheet.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...JUNEAU EMPIRE Robert Storer, chief investment officer for the Department of Revenue's Treasury Division, was named...Empire Online Robert Storer, chief investment officer for the Department of Revenue's Treasury Division, was named...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013000/Loc_fund.shtml
Oh, snow!

...a person in the building heard "a noise they were concerned about," said Vern Jones, chief procurement officer for the Department of Administration.Occupants of the building's second story were asked to leave their offices around noon...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-01-31/oh-snow
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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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060710/sta_650137044.shtml
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