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'Hero' officer staged suicide, embezzled from youth program

...people are outraged and they are taking down the posters and the light bulbs ... they want their money back."Public works crews took down the ribbons on Wednesday. Someone put up a "Joe = Liar" sign in a bar. Someone else removed a...
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DOT chief brings creative approach to road maintenance

...given him a reputation for innovation and creativity among his peers. He's the incoming chairman for the American Public Works Association's Subcommittee on Winter Maintenance, a national group that seeks new approaches for working in cold-weather...
Alaska man hits 300-pound fur seal on drive to work

...that felt like "a brick wall" during his daily commute.The Alaska Dispatch News reported that the 75-year-old public works director for St. Paul Island ran into a 300-pound northern fur seal last week.Parnell said his truck became airborne...
Obama's Anchorage visits cost city $500K , most in police OT

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage paid nearly $530,000 in overtime, traffic management and public works associated with President Obama's visit.Officials released the figure Thursday at the request of the Alaska Dispatch News...
Gastineau Apartment demolition pushed back

The Gastineau Apartments will be hanging around a few months longer than previously planned.Public Works Director Rorie Watt announced to the City And Borough of Juneau Assembly on Monday that the timeline for the demolition would need...
EPA: Agency did not shirk responsibility in West mine spill

...itself.""That was done very, very poorly," he told McCarthy at a hearing conducted by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee."There's no way EPA should have downplayed this. I certainly did not," McCarthy replied.Russell...
Auke Bay playground revamp gains momentum

...Assembly would oblige the request.The first round of agreement to the reallocation takes place noon Monday by the Public Works Committee, then it goes on to the Assembly before final approval by the board of education.Auke Bay PTA president...
Candidate profile: Jerry Nankervis, Assembly D2

...opportunities are more easily overlooked during good budget times. Recently we merged two CBJ departments, Engineering and Public Works. This merger saved money. I think the Assembly and staff need to look for opportunities such as this in the future...
City cuts small park space for housing

...whale is to be placed. In what resembled a good-cop, bad-cop routine, Lands and Resources Manager Greg Chaney and Public Works Director Rorie Watt set the stage for Assembly's special work session. However, "realistic cop" might better describe...
Gastineau Apartments going down, likely taking Pocket Park with it

...could be going down with it, city officials say. Speaking to the City and Borough of Assembly at its Monday meeting, Public Works Director Rorie Watt said the city should be able to open the application process for demolition bids for the apartment...


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