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Audit: Systemic problems in Corrections Department

...other areas, such as sick calls, and encouraged the agency to create a health care quality improvement plan.Department officials said they recognize some health care policies are outdated."We are in the process of reviewing and evaluating those that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-26/audit-systemic-problems-corrections-dep
State
Being Santa is a family affair for man

...the York Daily Record, a newspaper in Pennsylvania.Welliver is the backup Santa for the Santa Claus House, and he is the official Santa Claus for the Hotel North Pole. The hotel offers the Santa Claus suite complete with a Christmas tree, fireplace and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-24/being-santa-family-affair-man
State
Walker inks LNG agreement with Japanese company

...first focus on a smaller LNG project in Cook Inlet and later would like to work on the larger North Slope gas development.Officials say Japanese prefectures have been considering LNG to replace nuclear energy following the massive 2011 earthquake that shut...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-24/walker-inks-lng-agreement-japanese-comp
State
'Winter Punch' quenches fight fans' thirst

...match shortened by referee stoppage due to strikes. Fight officials said if there was an award for the most bizarre fight of the...the fight, taking numerous big blows and not giving up. Officials stated McCabe is the kind of fighter fans want to see train...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-24/winter-punch-quenches-fight-fans-thirs
Sports
Cops show kids Christmas spirit

...and Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Matt Dobson, to pin on their official junior police badges."Well, we both like pink," Sell...candy-making machine.Once inside the store, officers used their official police notebooks to record what the children wanted for Christmas...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-22/cops-show-kids-christmas-spirit
Local
Being Santa is a family affair for Alaska man

...the York Daily Record, a newspaper in Pennsylvania.Welliver is the backup Santa for the Santa Claus House, and he is the official Santa Claus for the Hotel North Pole. The hotel offers the Santa Claus suite complete with a Christmas tree, fireplace and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-23/being-santa-family-affair-alaska-man
State
Smuggled turtles intercepted at Anchorage airport

...export, according to Fish and Wildlife officials. The reptiles were stuffed into boots...they are being cared for until federal officials find homes for them.Sixteen turtles...year.While local Fish and Wildlife officials did not want to comment about the specifics...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/smuggled-turtles-intercepted-anchorage-
State
Alaska Editorial: UA system will need strong leadership, support from the state

...Alaska's Future initiative, which began in October 2011. University officials held more than 80 listening sessions with students, faculty, staff, alums, elected officials and others to produce a document that aims to ensure the institution...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-23/alaska-editorial-ua-system-will-need-
Opinion
Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

...said it wouldn't grant the tribe a license until federal officials clarified their position regarding pot on reservations.Liquor...provided a path for tribes to grow and sell marijuana, federal officials cautioned that they won't allow all tribal members to start...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-23/tribes-tread-carefully-pot-discussions
State
Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

...survived because he was initially able to dig his head out of the snow, officials with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center said.The skier, whom officials would not identify, was then pulled from the snow by a companion who...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-21/skier-digs-head-out-snow-after-alaska-a
State

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